Guy Kawasaki says in “Art Of The Start” that you have to practice your funding pitch 25 times before you are ready to pitch. Here’s the point: until your can internalize your message so that it comes out like a good story, you are not ready. If you don’t know what’s on the next slide, you’re not ready. If you can’t tell the story without the slides, you’re not ready.
If you want someone to give you a million dollars, your story should be worthy of it. Practice!