There are many:

  • It has standard PowerPoint colors, you couldn’t be bothered to even try to make an effort

  • It looks so slick and professional, like an iPhone launch deck, that potential investors in your seed company start to wonder what you are hiding (and how smart your spending is)

  • It is clear that you made a tremendous effort to make things look slick but all those gradients, shadows, clip art, and icons somehow still do not look right

  • Those curly accents, mint green soft fonts, and cute images look pretty but it does not seem right for a semiconductor company that needs to pitch to global device manufacturers

  • The spectacular animations that keep on moving and/or these clashing colors unsettle the audience’s central nerve system

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