Making a successful presentation can sometimes be difficult task. Getting your composure right, connecting with your audience, creating a good first impression and very importantly, having the confidence to carry your presentation through requires some amount of practice. And so, when we see someone who has done that successfully with good reports from the panel, it is something worth celebrating.
Dupsy Abiola was a contestant on Dragon’s Den UK, a reality TV programme featuring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas in order to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists. She attended Hampstead High School, London, before graduating from the University of Oxford. She later went on to attend the Inns of Court School of Law.
Dupsy’s inspired story started when she worked as a lawyer in the city of London. The 30-year-old was tasked with recruiting new staff, when she quickly realised the difficulty in shortlisting suitable candidates by simply looking at the CVs available to her. Not to be defeated, she researched websites and companies that matched graduates to jobs and found that there were none. She found a gap in the recruitment market. This gap led to the birth of her recruitment website InternAvenue.com. She later mustered the courage to leave her secure employment to pursue her ambition of this website and later found herself in the Dragon’s Den (UK).
During her presentation, she maintained eye contact with members of the panel, spoke confidently, had a smile for them and got quite emotional when it was time to talk about her father, late Chief M.K.O Abiola. At the end, they all had good reports about her.
Watch her presentation below and tell us what you think.