The goal of a board meeting should be to maximize the value you get while minimizing the amount of time you spend preparing.
A board’s job is to give advice, help solve problems and guide you through the company-building process. But in order for your board members to be effective you need to calibrate them every time you meet.
Preparing a board deck is also an opportunity for you, the founders, to take a step back and take a look at your company: Are you executing? Are you hiring? Are you growing the customer base? Are you doing so according to plan? and so on.
In our Board Deck Template we tried to cover all the major topics. Feel free to add or delete slides according to your needs.
It is best to distribute the board materials up to one week in advance ensuring that all board members have ample time to review and consider prior to the meeting itself.
Have fun and blow your board away!