Archive for Tips

5 Things Every Presenter Should Know About People

On the art of moving words that move people. “The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public,” George Jessel famously quipped. In 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (public library), Dr. Susan Weinschenkunpacks…

Continue reading →

5 Tips For A Great Software Demo

Whether you need to close a sale, gather end-user feedback, show progress to your customer, or simply explain how your product works, sooner or later, you will need to demo your software product. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to perform hundreds of demos…

Continue reading →

How to Be a Demo God

From February 6th to 8th, executives from seventy companies will do a six-minute demo of their products to an audience of venture capitalists, analysts, and journalists. This event is called, logically, Demo. It’s a great event–especially if you understand the dance that’s going on: entrepreneurs acting…

Continue reading →

15 tips voor je presentatie

This year alone, I’ll do over 40 public speeches and keynotes and another 50 online presentations by webinar or webcast.  Since 2007, I’ve presented well over 300 times in-person or online. I’ve also had to sit through another thousand presentations by other individuals over that…

Continue reading →

The Dos and Don’ts of Presenting at DEMO

Leading up to the DEMO conference, I found myself religiously reading the Face-to-Face blog, which chronicled the life and times of Jim Young and Charles Ribaudo as they prepared to unveil their company Jambo Networks at DEMO. The Jambo blog was particularly fun because it described not only the…

Continue reading →

9 elements of the perfect pitch

This image was captured in Marrakech at the largest open air market in Africa. On the day the photo was taken the market was apparently in full swing, complete with everything from average snake charmers, to exceptional orange juicers and trinket traders. The photographercaptures how many…

Continue reading →