Time plays the utmost importance when you're presenting or pitching your business or startup to anyone. I have quite a few experiences presenting my ideas to a broad set of people ranging from incubators to investors to generic crowds to friends & family. Though the content and quality of speech vary invariably, time is the only constant that remains singular on all occasions.
In today's busy world with an avalanche of information & reduced attention time-span, no one has a higher availability of time to listen to you even how passionate you sound. Though all the pitch has variation in time limit from 90 sec to 15 mins, I have tried to deduce the significance of time given to major parts in a pitch on the pitch canvas provided by Best 3 minutes. Hope it can be useful for ready reference.
Remember to keep a tab on the following 3 points;
Listener perspective - Simplicity, Clarity & Focus
Conscious decisions - Boils down to professional ppts
Finish on time
Hope you had a Good Read!
You can find the pitch canvas here.