If you do demos at work or online, check out this fantastic video (below) from Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray.
In it, Eva shares lots of excellent tips for giving better demos, and Andy shows how clear and helpful a good demo can be.
Andy happens to be demoing software. But many of these tips apply to other demo types too. For instance, Eva shares a story (at 5:57) about learning ballroom dancing by seeing someone demonstrate the steps.
In this clip, you’ll find what I think are the best 8 minutes of advice on how you can give great demos. (Or, watch the 1-hour video this clip comes from.)
Eva starts by contrasting slide presentations (which tend to be slow and fairly easy to see) with demos (which are often fast-paced and hard to follow).
If you prefer, you can also scroll down to read a list of the tips…
Here are Eva’s tips, plus some discussion points (in italics). After you go to any of these sections of this post, you can click a time (mm:ss) to watch the relevant bit of the clip:
If you don’t yet use Tableau (or a similar data visualisation tool, such as Power BI), chances are high that you may well in future. As businesses become more data-driven, I’d say presenters will use tools like Tableau more and more.
Because fear of public speaking’s such a huge issue, any useful advice on it’s a great help – to speakers everywhere.
So I was delighted to find a really helpful video on that topic from speaking coach Alex Lyon.
In fact, Alex posted a pair of related videos in recent weeks.
In this post, I’ll focus on the 1st of those, which looks at ways your mindset can help to reduce your fear of public speaking. The 2nd video (which you’ll find at the end of this post) looks at ways your behaviour can help to lessen your nerves, too.
In the 1st video, I love how Alex starts:
“These tips will help you cut your anxiety in half” Alex Lyon, at 0:08
What a winning way to open! He doesn’t claim you can crush your nerves completely. And that distinction’s key to managing your fear – yet it’s all too easy to forget.