After a meeting I had earlier today, I thought it would make sense to share some practical advice about presenting your company to the venture community. As a general rule, it is best not to clip your fingernails while pitching your company. As with all things, there are certainly exceptions to the rule. I suppose that if you are presenting a better fingernail clipper, it is possible that you might demonstrate the use of your better clipper. But in pretty much every other circumstance, it is probably best to hold off on the nail clipping until after you have left the VC's office. And while I haven't experienced it directly, I'm fairly certain it is also a bad idea to brush your teeth, floss, shave or otherwise engage in personal hygiene while pitching your company. Just thought I'd share the thought while the mental picture was so fresh.