It was the most important presentation of her life. Not just of HER life. Of the lives of every single one of the people who worked for her, too. After all, their jobs at her company were how they put food on the table to feed their children.
But they weren’t going to be able to feed their children anymore.
Because during her pitch to investors, the projector bulb blew.
It was a piece of bad luck. It wasn’t her fault. But none of that matters. The investors ended up giving their money to someone else, her company went bankrupt, and she had to lay off all those workers.
Learn how to present naked. Learn how to make your words do the job alone. Yes, it’s 100 times harder, and yes, you are going to need some slides at some point, because investors are going to want to see charts and tables.
But if you’re using slides as a crutch, and that crutch gets kicked out, and you didn’t learn how to present naked, you’re going to go home empty-handed.