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How To Pitch A Business Idea To Investors Without Sounding Arrogant?
It's important to acknowledge what you know and what you don't know, as well as to recognize that potential investors are well-educated.
Approach them with the mindset of educating them about your business idea.
Don't try to overreach yourself with your ideas and passion.
Make sure you understand that the presentation is meant to inform investors about the solution that you can provide, and that you are the one who can provide it at the moment.
Investors decide to invest in your idea because they believe you are the one who can execute it and create more value from the money they invest in you.
Also, don't make the mistake of avoiding being arrogant by not demonstrating confidence.
Knowing what you know and don't know demonstrates confidence.
To increase your confidence, study the industry more before pitching. Learn about the key players, the competitive advantage, the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, so that you can inform and explain everything about the industry and how your business can play a role in it. Know as much as you can about the industry, not just your business.
Preparation is key to increasing your confidence and decreasing your ignorance. Avoid arguing about your ignorance, and you'll avoid sounding arrogant.