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:
In this post, you’ll see the tips I found helpful (and the lessons I learnt) when hosting a series of internal training webinars in WebEx Training Centre. If you apply these tips and lessons, you should find it easier to host smooth events yourself (in WebEx or a similar system, like Adobe Connect).
You can click any of these links to jump straight to the relevant section of this post: Continue reading →
So, to stand out from your competition, here are 9 tips to help you rock at webinars! (Each tip’s marked as being easy, medium, or hard, so you can choose the ones that suit your current skills.) Continue reading →
You can use this pair of audience activities or interactions to “bookend” your training:
The 1st is a superb addition to your session’s opening.
The 2nd is an engaging way to get feedback at the end.
Interaction #1: Let the “attenders” set the agenda(*)
Have you ever seen a trainer do something that stayed with you for decades?
More than 20 years ago, way back in the 20th century, I saw a trainer use such an awesome technique that I’m still talking about it now – in the next millennium! So before I start to feel too old, let me share it with you. Continue reading →
As a presenter, it’s increasingly likely that you use webinar tools (like Zoom or Adobe Connect or Cisco WebEx) – or that you soon will. And you might well hold virtual meetings or training workshops using those or similar tools.
Whatever type of online events you run, you’ll find some useful tips in this post.
Still, you’ll want to choose which tips to use according to factors like the size of your audience and your comfort with running the online event in the 1st place. That’s because some of the tips (notably numbers 6 to 10) require more effort than others.