I both disagree and agree. I understand the ethos of having of a short and to the point pitch deck for a first meeting. However, I want an (equally) compelling long-form deck available to me and for the presenter to be able to a good page turn for the longer deck, as well.
My preferred pitch is:
- Telephone call + short deck
- In-person meeting (50m page turn/10m buffer time)
Sometimes I like a coffee in between those two, if I’m on the fence after the first phone call.