Waiting Room

Take a look around! Read a few relevant Tweets, learn about the lingo we use, or get some deeper guidance from a past webinar or our eBook :).

Watch
Virtual Visit

Second Opinion 003

We dive into the pitch deck of deepfake detection startup, DeepTrust.

All
Learn
Vocabulary

Breathing Room

"bree-th-ing room"

Like any living, breathing creature, slides have a natural habitat. They're happiest in wide fields and open skies. Each slide should be "long as a thought."

All
Learn
Story Tips

Narrative Headlines


Sharp, descriptive headlines are the backbone of an engaging story. When each slide focuses on a single clear point, your deck becomes infinitely more digestible.

All
Watch
Virtual Visit

The #1 Tip to Increase Conversions

The Docs share their #1 tip to improve how your pitch deck is received by investors. They dive into some slides from Animation Automation company, Movmi!

All
Learn
Story Tips

The Skim


Make key takeaways unmissable. The skimmer gets their streamlined narrative, and the deep reader gets rewarded with a more colorful story.

All
Learn
Story Tips

Speed to Solution


Like clockwork, Elizabeth Yin tells us and our clients to hurry our sh** up and get to the exciting solution already.

All
Learn
Vocabulary

Half and Half

"hahf and hahf"

Half and half is a type of milk AND a slide structure. Who knew! You can use a full-bleed block of color to split a slide in two for double the trouble.

All
Watch
Virtual Visit

How to address "Competition"

The Docs share some tips on how to crush that scary Competition slide in your pitch deck. They take a look at 4 real-life competition slides from startups, to show you how it's done.

All
Learn
Vocabulary

Eyebrows

"eye-browz"

"Eyebrow text" are directional wayfinding labels that sit above your headlines. They say something like, "Problem" "Solution". Small but mighty, we use them ~75% of the time.

All
Watch
Virtual Visit

P33 Design Webinar

Part 2 of our exciting workshop with P33 Chicago's rockstar founders. Lots of distilled advice for designing early-stage decks, some demos of past projects, and an elucidating Q&A.

All
Learn
Vocabulary

Protagonist

proh-tag-uh-nist

Your protagonist can be you (the founder), a technology, or an uncommon belief.

All
Watch
Virtual Visit

Bring magic to your AI Startup’s deck

The Docs show how to zig where other's may zag. They deep dive into the pitch deck of AI startup WorkSense.

All
Learn
Story Tips

Dodge the Bullet


12pt bullets wave a "hey, you don't need to read this part, it's not important" flag. They're lazy. Just about anything is better than bullet points.

All
Watch
Virtual Visit

Second Opinion 004

We reimagine some slides for Eltra, a startup building electric boosters for vehicles.

All
Watch
Virtual Visit

Second Opinion 004

We dive into slides for fractional real estate startup, Blockplot!

All
Learn
Story Tips

Static → Dynamic


Lines, arrows, brackets, and relative positioning are where it's at. Use them to connect concepts and show. Just remember, keep diagrams simple!

All
Learn
Story Tips

Kryptonite


A big misconception is that vulnerability is a sign of weaknesses. In pitch decks, it can be a signal of self-awareness and credibility. Call out your holes so that investors don't have to.

All
Learn
eBook

The Pitch Clinic

The groundbreaking deep dive guide to transform your pitch deck into an unforgettable story.

Download
All
Learn
Story Tips

The Shovel


One of the worst things you can do in a pitch deck is BS. If something is too good to be true, don't lie - leave it out.

All
Learn
Story Tips

BIG # s are the BEST #s


Unlike pills, the bigger your #s are, the easier they are to swallow. But make your numbers count. Investors can't stand dumb numbers or numbers without context.

All
Watch
Virtual Visit

P33 Storytelling Webinar

Part 1 of our workshop with P33 Chicago's rockstar founders. We cover the many parts of successful storytelling from our time and experience in the (deck) doctor's office.

All
Learn
Story Tips

Superpowers


Investors are evaluating you and your business for your unique "superpowers." So, think through what makes you special, and make it a clear takeaway for anyone who sees your deck.

All