Winning Investors With Your Pitch Deck and Presentation

January 7, 2020

Speaker Slides

The Perfect Pitch: 7 Steps to Write Your Talk

Dolores Hirschmann

Look Like You Mean It: Building a Better Pitch Deck

Laura Sawyer Messing, owner and creative director of Design Invasion

Are you putting your pitch deck together to find investors?

Do you need to update tweak your current deck?

Join our panel event on January 7th! You will gain knowledge of best practices for the content-outline to put in and what to remove from your pitch deck to attract and ignite investors. You will learn the best practices of creating and using slides, documents, visuals. According to the latest study of 200 startup pitch decks by DocSend, investors spend an average of 3 minutes and 44 seconds reading one deck. You need to get it right quickly.  Our panel of experts will focus on giving the essentials of a memorable pitch deck.


6:30-7:30 PM – Registration & networking

7:30-7:40 PM – ENET Chairman’s announcements

7:40-7:55 PM – eMinute – Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

7:55-8:45 PM – 3 expert speakers on the night’s topic

8:45-9:00 PM – Audience / Speakers Q & A

900-930 PM – Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions. As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.


 Dolores Hirschmann

She helps clients clarify their “idea worth sharing”, design their communication strategies, and implement business growth systems. Her clients become speakers and authors and take their message to larger audiences like TEDx and beyond. She works through group coaching, workshops, one on one coaching, as well as public speaking. Dolores is a writer, TEDx Organizer, and participant in TED conferences. She is a CTI certified and ICF accredited coach and has a business degree from the Universidad de San Andres, Argentina. Originally from Buenos Aires, Dolores speaks fluent Spanish, English, and French and lives in Dartmouth, MA with her husband and four children

Chuck Goldstone 

Chuck is a renowned authority on communications and has  helped organizations tell better stories and tell their stories better. He has brought together the art and science of influence, the impact of story, and the power of visuals and mnemonic devices to move audiences to decision. 

He was founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer of !deaworks/!deaCorporation of America, Chuck Goldstone Communications, Presen+Suasion™, and CommInLaw™.

As communications strategist, author, concept catalyst, and consultant, he has the ear and trust of senior management in some of the planet’s most prestigious domestic and global firms. As a consultant, he has helped organizations in nearly every discipline unleash the creative assets of executives. 

Chuck has written and directed nearly 1000 programs for clients, reaching millions of viewers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has taught at some of New England’s most respected colleges and universities and holds an M.Ed from Boston University. He is author of a soon-to-be-published book on business communications, story, and organizational persuasion.

For more than ten years, Goldstone was a nationally recognized commentator on Public Radio International’s Marketplace, heard on over 400 stations, and is still a popular radio and TV guest and keynote speaker. He is an author, business columnist, storyteller, humorist, author of This Book Is Not a Toy: Friendly Advice on How to Avoid Death and Other Inconveniences (St. Martin’s Press). His business communications writings have appeared in national magazines and he is a national blogger on business communications and new employee communication.

Laura Sawyer Messing is the owner and creative director of Design Invasion, a brand development and marketing agency in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Her company specializes in branding, design for print and digital, social media marketing and web design. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Webster University. She is highly experienced designing for the restaurant/hospitality industry, emerging franchise brands and global leaders in the medical device industry.

She is the recipient of multiple American Graphic Design Awards, is published in the LogoLounge book series and her work was featured in Marketing Healthcare Today. Laura was also a speaker at the 2016 FSTEC Restaurant Technology Conference.


Susan McKenney, Founder Diversified Sales and Smarketing Institute

Susan McKenney is founder of Diversified Sales Solutions and the Smarketing Institute. She helps small companies and startups achieve sales success through management, performance and planning. She helps corporations exceed their business goals by: Team building, development, sales enablement and sales process improvement. She most recently launched the Smarketing Institute to address the close relationship and need for Sales and Marketing in small businesses and startups using Local Sales and Marketing Professionals.

She is a former Sales professional with over twenty years of experience across many industries. Her background includes executive sales management, sales team creation, sales training. Susan has helped build regional, sales organizations, creating direct selling teams. She has developed and conducted “custom” sales and product training programs for small companies and startups. She has consulted many small businesses in MA in the last six years.

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