Always think of why (….. you want to do this); How (…. do you have the capacity and the skills) and What (…..you need to do). Lets reference Simon Sinek and the Golden Circle and that key question in life….. Why?
The Golden Circle is a concept developed by Simon Sinek who says, “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” According to Sinek, most people communicate by starting with the “what” they do aspect and eventually work their way back to talk about “how” and “why” they do what they do.
If you don’t know/ don’t have the capacity or capability – don’t BS or blag!!! Or if you don’t know who will do it and who you are doing it for. Don’t do it!! Some critics of the Golden circle model suggest that the ‘who’ is even more important! Check this out via the following link: Why Simon Sinek is fundamentally wrong (accessed 19/03/2021)
Finally, avoid Mission Creep. You need to know what this is? Don’t just chase the funding but stick to your purpose, your vision and strategic aims.
Sometimes to accompany a tender you may need to provide a pitch deck.
A pitch deck is a presentation deck that is used to pitch your idea or company to any number of audiences, generally investors. One of the single most important aspects of an effective pitch deck is to organize it based on the audience and forum to which it is being presented.
A pitch deck, also known as a start-up or investor pitch deck, is a presentation that helps potential investors learn more about your business. As strange as it sounds, the primary goal of a pitch desk is not to secure funding—it’s to make it to the next meeting. Some links to videos are provided but a pitch deck will contain the following:
A pitch deck is usually a 10-20 slide presentation designed to give a short summary of your company, your business plan and your startup vision. A demo day presentation, for example, should be very visual and contain very little text. It’s going to be seen from afar and you’re going to do all the talking!!
O: Objectives that are SMART
N: Need – is your project actually meeting a need?
R: Results – be clear about what you intend to achieve and for whom