The Importance of a Good Presentation 
The Importance of a Good Presentation
by Stanford / Guy Kawasaki
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Date Added: January 3, 2010

Lecture Description

Kawasaki talks about how he uses a top 10 format for Powerpoint presentations and thinks that most presentations are terrible. For example, he says either the presentations are too long, Powerpoint is used poorly, or the font is too small to read.


The top ten laws of venture capitalists. So the first thing I want to communicate to you is that I always use the top ten format. And may I pass on a bit of knowledge to you. I've settled on always using the top ten format because I have seen so many speakers. And I have to tell you, throughout your career, I think you'll learn this, most speakers suck. They suck because they're not prepared. They suck because they're arrogant. They suck because they have handlers who click the slides for them. They suck because somehow, they believe that an audience can read 9pt. fonts from a hundred feet away. They suck because they don't have anything to say so they put more text to back that up. And so, I figured that out very early. So I use the top ten format so that in case you think I suck, you just have to subtract from ten to know how much longer I suck.

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Course Description

A lecture by Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship for Stanford University students on February 19, 2003. Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, provides a description of Garage Technology Ventures and their services. These include: mergers & acquisitions, investment banking, and venture capitalism. He also describes what Garage Technology Ventures looks for in startups.

Guy Kawasaki

Garage Technology Ventures

Guy Kawasaki is a founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures. Prior to this position, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. and sits on the board of BitPass Inc. A noted speaker and the founder of various personal computer companies, Guy was one of the individuals responsible for the success of the Macintosh computer. He is also the author of eight books including Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Guy holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from UCLA, as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 1, 2006

Course Details:

- Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture

- Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner (ecorner)

Original Course Name: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture.


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