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: