Make a proposal with Issuu and nail it in your next pitch
Our proposal builder can help you put together a sleek, professional online business pitch. Add links, images, and even video to enhance your presentation. Make it fully interactive so clients or potential investors can really connect with your vision.
What is a pitch deck?
A pitch deck is a brief presentation to potential investors, prospective clients, or a team within your organization.
The purpose is to give an overview of the state of your business or a new idea for a product or strategy. A pitch deck can be part of an effort to raise new funds, present your proposal for a new business, or give an update to your marketing plan.
A well-written pitch deck includes the key points of your business plan along with stats to support what you have to say. It includes concrete suggestions, goals or projected targets, and action items to help make what you’re proposing a reality.
An online business pitch, like the ones you can make with our proposal generator, leverages all the features you can include in any online content. You can add links, videos, and more right in our proposal builder.
How to make a pitch deck:
Upload your pitch deck as a PDF document (You can also upload .doc, .docx, or .ppt file types or import your files directly from Dropbox or Google Drive).
Use our flipbook feature to make it super easy to browse through, with flippable pages.
Add interactive links and videos, and make sure to use our fullscreen sharing feature to present your pitch without distractions.
Use our Embed feature to add your newly created pitch deck to your website.
Build your pitch deck with files straight from the cloud.
With our cloud integration, you can access all your files in Dropbox or Google Drive and upload them directly to Issuu’s proposal builder. This way, you can source content collaboratively from your team and bring it all together in one secure place. When you’re ready to make a proposal, just upload all your content directly from the cloud with our integration.
Make your new content an integral part of your online presence.
With Issuu’s Embed feature, it has never been easier to add your newly created online business pitch to your website. All you have to do is upload your pitch deck, then copy and paste the embed code to your website. You can also customize your new pitch deck so it blends in perfectly with the design of your website and the style of your brand.
Bring your content to life: interactive links are the way to go.
You want your pitch deck to start conversations – add links to connect it with blog posts, authoritative articles quoting your company, stats, and other relevant content. This will encourage people to engage and connect with you on a new level. With our proposal generator, you can include links that will invite your readers to access previously published content or to give them more information about a given topic. Links give your proposal some context.
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Pitch Deck: Frequently Asked Questions
Your pitch deck should include an introductory slide stating your brand values and summarizing what you’re all about. From there, you should introduce the topic you’ll be addressing in your pitch and the solution you propose. Additionally, it should include data to support what you have to say and concrete action items. You should conclude by summarizing the key points of your pitch.
First and foremost, know your audience! Seriously, do the research, make sure your proposal has the right tone for the folks you’ll be presenting it to, and always keep it simple. That doesn’t mean dumbing it down but explaining your idea in terms anyone can understand. You should spell out next steps, key takeaways, and any action you hope your colleagues or business partners will take. Most importantly, you want to talk about the benefits of what you’re pitching. You have to let people know what’s in it for them. For example, if you’re proposing a new social media campaign, include some charts and stats that illustrate the potential return on investment (ROI) of the campaign.
Tell them your story and your idea in terms everyone understands. Even if you’re talking about money, try to connect with your potential investors on an emotional level. Again, make it about benefits. Let them know what’s in it for them. Have your research ready when it is time to talk numbers; know your financial health, your growth potential, and your competition! Keep it realistic, and don’t forget to tell your potential investors what you need from them. Be clear and concise. People like to know what exactly is being asked of them.