- Gain the trust of your audience by keeping one hand in your pocket while presenting.
- Inspire the audience by making sure your slides are mostly text-only.
- Avoid spell checking your slides to make sure embarrassing typos like “probietary” are kept in the slides. But don’t stop there; throw in a few totally incomprehensible typos as well, such as “probierory procuct”.
- Insert a picture of random smiling business corporate looking ladies. Everyone knows how powerful this is in presentations — even more so than ClipArt.
- Put the picture in front of the text to ensure that some of the text ends up behind the picture.
- Have a slide bravely titled “The Essence of Open Source” listing nothing but a few random notes about what some people think, and a reference to the company you’re a CEO of. See also #3 above.
- Make a bold scientific claim with no evidence whatsoever, and end it with “Can this be really true – effect.”
- Prove the validity of your theories by claiming that you “realized this a few days ago… or maybe a couple of weeks ago when I was discussing with a venture capitalist.”
That’s it! Just follow these simple steps and you will blow your audience away.