One-slide Pitch Deck
One-slide Pitch Deck
A pitch deck is a short PowerPoint presentation, typically used to provide your audience with a quick overview of a plan or analysis. The one-slide pitch deck is meant to test your deck-building skills, and see how well you are able to convey information with limited space. It simultaneously tests business acumen and your understanding of the prevalent industrial trends in the sector of your choice. This pitch deck will also give us a better understanding of your personal industrial preferences and experiences, which will definitely help us in your project allocation should you get into LSC. Please upload this in ppt or pdf format.
Here are some tips for building an effective deck:
1. Include concise but rigorous analysis
A good analysis would incorporate both qualitative as well as quantitative elements. Qualitative elements help readers see the links in your argument, while quantitative aspects can be used as evidence to back your analysis.
However, more information is not necessarily better, too much information might make the slide confusing to follow. Though you might know a lot about your industry of choice, we are looking at your ability to link your knowledge to the prevalent industry trends.
2. Use an effective headline
A headline is positioned at the top of your slide, and summarises the content of the entire slide. An effective headline is one that succinctly captures the point of the entire slide within that sentence. A headline can also be accompanied by a sub-heading below it that expands on the headline, or provides some context for it.
3. Make use of visuals
Given the limitation of one slide, it is easy for the slide to get too convoluted and cluttered. Visuals help to convey your message in a more digestible and aesthetically appealing manner. Additionally, make sure key points are bolded. Play around with the font sizes to grab the reader’s attention.
4. Ensure that your slide has a good flow
Your information should be presented in a cohesive manner. There should be an evident flow in your slide, either from left to right or top to bottom, with the proper transitions to demarcate this flow. Your information should not be cluttered around the slide. Give adequate space between columns, visuals or other slide elements, to create a hierarchy of information that makes your page easier to navigate.
5. Consistency in alignment and design
Ensure that all the data, visuals and fonts are consistently aligned properly within the slide.
You can use gridlines as a tool to help you align your content (This can be found under the view tab).
6. Refer to Bloomsbury Knowledge Group (BKG)
BKG is the research branch of LSC, and we regularly post slide decks related to industrial trends. Refer to these slides if you want some inspiration of how to begin formatting your slides.