Frequently Asked Questions.
We’ve all been there. You’re sitting through a meeting, counting down the seconds with a presentation deck gone wrong: Endless bullet points, lengthy text, confusing jargon, irrelevant stock photos, passive voice and distracting inconsistencies. These all lead to the same missed opportunity: an unengaged and unmoved audience.
VERBED was founded with a simple objective: Create engaging and action-oriented presentation and pitch decks.
The most successful presentation and pitch decks are those that include three elements: an engaging story that draws the audience in, striking design (including relevant visuals that support the narrative), and thoughtful strategy around framing the story to the audience. VERBED combines all three of these elements to set our clients up for success.
We’re passionate about creating persuasive and memorable decks that generate results (to sell, educate and delight). VERBED’s investor pitch decks and venture fund decks, in particular, have been used by clients to raise millions of dollars. To learn more about how our decks have been leveraged for client success, click here.
“VERBED” describes the process of going from a noun to a verb; from a passive stance to an active one. (E.g., “Let’s Google it”). Our presentation and pitch decks are designed to engage your audience and move them to action.
1 https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/survey-finds-attention-spans-arent-shrinking–theyre-evolving-300702833.html 2 http://thinktwicelegal.com/olio/articles/persuasion_article.pdf 3 https://24slides.com/presentbetter/how-important-is-the-design-of-a-presentation
We work on presentation and pitch decks of all types. We have extensive experience creating effective presentation and pitch decks for a wide range of marketing and business development objectives, including, but not limited to:
- Investor Pitch Decks (for startup founders and entrepreneurs)
- Venture Fund Decks (for venture capital firms)
- Sales Decks (for sales teams)
- Product / Service Overview Decks (for B2B marketing teams)
- Sponsorship & Fundraising Decks (for conferences)
- Live Presentations (for professional speakers, consultants and events)
- External Decks (including company overview decks and annual reports)
- Internal Decks (including board meetings, onboarding, training, townhall presentations, and lunch and learn presentations)
- Role / Promotion Justification Decks
- Webinar Decks
- Template Decks
If your project can be done in PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides, we can help.
We have extensive experience in working with diverse clients across every vertical. We have supported both B2C and B2B clients across industries, including those in: Technology, SaaS, Consumer Product Goods, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Space, Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Logistics, Cannabis, Film, Financial Services and Cryptocurrency.
This means a document or website that outlines your company’s specified font(s), color palette (hex colors) and logos (high resolution), that we can use for your project.
Yes. We take client confidentiality very seriously. Everyone on our team is under a strict VERBED NDA. We are always happy to review a company specific NDA, if required. Send NDAs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After we do our first project together, we have a really good sense of your story and design preferences. This allows us to bypass a couple of the beginning steps.
Existing clients get priority booking and an exclusive internal form to submit any future work (either on a new project or additional work on an existing project).
We build our decks on Apple macOS. As part of our process, we ensure that your presentation will work seamlessly across both Windows PC and Apple Mac computers.
Project turnaround is dependent on scope and scheduling. On average, assuming quick feedback cycles with clients, projects are turned around within 1-2 weeks of project start.
Pricing depends on the project scope and deliverables. The three main factors that influence pricing are Service Type, Brand Guide and Number of Slides. Once you complete the Getting Started form with your project specifics, our team will send you a proposal which will include a quote, timeline and next steps.
To learn more about the factors that most influence your project and its investment, click here.
We take a 50% deposit of the project total before we kickoff a project (using Stripe). The remaining 50% of the project is invoiced upon project completion.
We can also use Upwork, the leading global work marketplace, to facilitate client projects. They make project management seamless for both clients and freelancers. If you haven’t used Upwork before, as part of our onboarding process, we’ll send you next steps to get set up.
Yes, Upwork charges a small processing fee. To learn more, click here.
The live course is delivered in real-time, providing participants with the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback along the way.
Our on-demand course is a series of prerecorded video lessons, available to watch at your own pace.
Both options provide an excellent introduction to using PowerPoint to wow your audience.
The live course is designed to condense the fundamentals of PowerPoint down into a handful of impactful lessons. Participants should anticipate 2.5 hours per week for lessons and another hour to review and implement those learnings.
The on-demand course is available to participants at their own leisure. The most successful attendees set aside 2 – 4 hours per week to review the lessons and implement their learnings.