What Today’s Presenters Can Learn From a 50-Year Old Demo

Presentation Guru

Today nearly every technology company gives demos to showcase their products’ best. What is the oldest demo you have in mind? … Build Real Impact Audience Connection Create Powerful Messaging featured Making it Memorable Product Demos

2018 71

What’s Hot & What’s Not in Demo Videos with Chris West

Speaker Launcher

The post What’s Hot & What’s Not in Demo Videos with Chris West appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about how to make an effective demo reel. Chris West is joining us to talk about the questions to ask to ensure that you are presenting a clear narrative in your demo video to help you get the gig. Listen the podcast below: Highlights you won’t want to miss: * Sizzle Vs Demo.


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Demo DVD not played at Spring Conference

Max Atkinson

This is the Demo DVD I'd prepared for the European Speechwriters Conference at Emmanuel College, Cambridge that had to be cancelled because of Covid 19. But organiser Brian Jenner has something else up his sleeve for the Autumn conference. So watch this space

2020 40

5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

After the last one, which I didn't have time to watch, I called to find out when they would be in town again and made a point of showing up at Costco to watch the demo. But first, I wanted to see the demo. I was obviously impressed enough with the demo to finally buy my Vitamix; however, from a public speaking perspective, I was also impressed. I didn't catch the name of the young man doing the demo, so let's call him VitaMan. The demo was relevant and effective.

2011 210

The Power of Polished Technical Demos and Why I Love My Work

DeFinis Communications

AEs give demo presentations for a living and they have speaking and travel schedules to prove it. In the world of presentation skills the demo presentation stands alone. Tags: Presentation Skills Autodesk demo presentation presentation technical demos Last week I was in Charlotte, NC teaching a technical presentation skills program for one of my favorite clients, Autodesk. Autodesk, Inc.

2009 122

5 public speaking lessons from a Vitamix demo

Speak Schmeak

After the last one, which I didn't have time to watch, I called to find out when they would be in town again and made a point of showing up at Costco to watch the demo. But first, I wanted to see the demo. I was obviously impressed enough with the demo to finally buy my Vitamix; however, from a public speaking perspective, I was also impressed. I didn't catch the name of the young man doing the demo, so let's call him VitaMan. The demo was relevant and effective.

2011 197

Thursday Ratings: Rachel Maddow Wins The Day Among All Cable News Shows In Demo

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Demo msnbc News Shows rachel maddow tatings tv wins

2012 50

How to Raise the Bar with Virtual Speaking and Presentations

Speaker Launcher

Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker accelerating your speaking business deliver virtual presentations great virtual presentation speaking business The Wealthy Speaker School virtual demo virtual studio

Famous Speech Friday: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos

The Eloquent Woman

Her lectern was a kitchen island, and, as you can see in the photo at right, she had a television crew at her feet while she spoke. Because it was a public television show on a tight budget, she was encouraged to start talking and not to stop, if at all possible, to avoid racking up overtime charges.

2012 75

Create a quiz in PowerPoint:demo of Technique #7 from my e-book

PowerPoint Tips

Learn more about 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know.

The Focused Hustle 5 | December 2019

Speaker Launcher

Emerging Speaker Focused Hustle 5 Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker accelerate live 2020 business books Chris West gino wickman kindra hall professional speaker podcasts stories that stick storytelling traction - get a grip on your business trends in speaker demo videos

2019 52

Using Video to Rock Your Speaking Business with Dan Thurmon

Speaker Launcher

The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Dan Thurmon demo video Jane Atkinson presentation video social media and video speaking business and video using video video at events video marketing video reelOn this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking about how to use video to help grow your speaking business. Today we are so fortunate to be joined by my good friend Dan Thurmon, who is here to share his expertise on what makes great video and how to use it in your […].

2019 74

How Vistage & Video Can Boost Your Speaking Business with Gair Maxwell

Speaker Launcher

Speaking Business Strategy The Wealthy Speaker Podcast Demo Videos Gair Maxwell social media and video speaker reel Speaking Business strategy using video video strategies VistageLet’s face it…it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to stand out from the crowd in the speaking business. So, how do we get an edge and differentiate ourselves from the pack?

2019 63

The Key Factor for Your Presentation’s Success

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demosWhen you’re preparing a presentation, who is the most important person you need to consider? The answer: Your audience. You’ve likely experienced, at least once in your career, what happens when you forget about your audience. Here’s the scenario: You create the perfect presentation complete with solid transitions, compelling visuals, and stellar numbers.

2011 186

Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Play with Your Kids

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Public Speaker Public Speaking technical demosMy husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Hawaii last week and went to the beach every day. To me, swimming in a warm ocean, unlike the cold San Francisco waters, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. We spent the majority of our time swimming, snorkeling, and body surfing. But we also had plenty of time for my other favorite beach activity—people-watching.

2011 166

Charli Jane Speaker Services - producing a demo video


The Most Unusual (and Amazing) Speech Preparation Story I’ve Ever Heard

DeFinis Communications

Distinctive Language Examples of Powerful Speakers Language Perseverance Persistance Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Speaking Tips Speech Preparation Vocabulary passion influential women Prepare presentation presentation skills training for women Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demos Vocal Resonance voice W4W Wednesday for WomenI just completed a week’s training with the faculty at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Fear of public speaking inflection Northern California pitch presentation Public Speaker Public Speaking Slides speak with conviction speaking with conviction technical demos Telemarketers video Vocal Resonance voiceI have been working with a recent college graduate who is seeking an entry level job in sales and he is finding that many of the positions available are cold calling, telemarketing positions.

2011 172

Need a Remote for Your Next PowerPoint Presentation? There’s an App for That

DeFinis Communications

Business Tips Physical Presence PowerPoint Tips Presentation Skills Presentation Tips Sales Presentations Speaking Tips Technical Presentations Uncategorized Android Android Applications audience Cool Applications High Tech Gadgets iPhone iPhone Applications Phone Apps PowerPoint PowerPoint Remote presentation Public Speaking Stage Presence technical demosI work with many people who give PowerPoint presentations.

Remote 150

Content Tips: How Much is Too Much?

DeFinis Communications

Tags: Technical Presentations content technical demos technical professionals

2010 170

PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Fear of public speaking less is best Line by Line Coaching Northern California PowerPoint Prepare presentation presentation preparation procrastination Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demosI was flying to Houston recently and sat next to a woman who was working on…you guessed it… her PowerPoint presentation.

Three Influential First Ladies

DeFinis Communications

Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Executive Speech Prep Famous Speakers Fear of public speaking First Ladies Hillary Clinton Historical Speakers Influential First Ladies listener Michelle Obama Northern California Public Speaker Public Speaking Speech technical demosAs the old saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.&# When it comes to talking about American presidents, nothing could be truer.

2011 146

Improve Your Presentation…One Bit at a Time

DeFinis Communications

I spent three days last week teaching our Technical Demo Presentation Skills program to a wonderful group of Application Engineers. In today’s world, touch points can include technical information, data, charts and graphs, pictures and images, demonstrations of concepts, or in the case of the technical demo, product functionality. Elegant Skills for Powerful Presentations Line by Line presentation stage fright Technical Demo

2010 116

Learning About Webinars

Communication Steroids

It’s called My Brainshark and it allows you to narrate slide shows, make a narrated photo album, post a video demo and more.

Does Your Preview Video Get You the Gig?

Speaker Launcher

Tags: Booking Speeches Speaker Marketing Speaker Demo video

2008 40

10 Of The Best Tools For Hosting A Webinar

Presentation Guru

These may include: advertising online using pay-per-click ads, social media marketing, posting a YouTube video of screencasts, demos and events, or simply, conducting a webinar.… There are a number of methods used by individuals and organizations to reach a wide audience using the internet. … Technology Interaction presentation technology Video Webinar

2016 44

When Murphy Pays A Visit

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

demos. He may have ruined the demos, but the presenters (and their assistants) saved their presentations. The first incident was during Pasco’s demo of their Spark application, presented by Wayne Grant. There was an equipment failure and they couldn’t complete their demo. The second incident was a demo of Midi Mobilizer by Line 6 and Planet Waves and was presented by Marcus Ryle.

2009 100

Apple’s HTML5 Showcase

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

However, just from my testing, many of the demos do work in Chrome as well. If you must use Chrome, Click the "Learn More" link to access the demos. About the video demo: The HTML5 video tag allows you to integrate video within your website’s code. via apple.com. I'm sure you've heard the debate surrounding Flash and the future of the plugin-hobbled web.

Transcribe or translate your live talk in PowerPoint with a Star Trek twist

PowerPoint Tips

I recently did a session on Presenter View in my Power Pointers Quarter Hour training program and included a demo of this feature, which you can see below. If you have Office 365 (the subscription version that is always updated), there’s a new feature coming out that is truly extraordinary! If you’re in the Office Insider program , you may have it already. Otherwise, you’ll get it when it’s rolled out to everyone with Office 365.

Presentation Lessons from a Cooking Demonstration

Professionally Speaking...

Here are some ingredients we business presenters can adapt from a good cooking demonstration: Prepare Your Space Before the Presentation :: Well before visitors entered the room, the cooking demo host set out all her pans, foodstuffs and utensils. Give Samples :: Of course the cooking demo lends itself to handing out samples of the food that's being prepared. What do a cooking demonstration and a business presentation have in common? More than you might think.

2011 133

How do you organize and structure your presentation content?

PowerPoint Tips

For example, Olivia did a short demo presentation that recommended lending money to a person in a developing country with Kiva.org. In this demo, she answered the questions as follows: Why would you lend money to a person in a developing country? Olivia Mitchell recently presented in the Outstanding Presentations Workshop and recommended that everyone use a planner to organize content. You can get her e-book with the planner here.).

2010 130

Systems for Getting to 7 Figures with Josh Linkner

Speaker Launcher

Creating a demo reel that stands out. Climbing the ladder of the speaking world takes time, dedication and hard work. I have been looking forward to this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show since it was booked and today, I’m thrilled to welcome Josh Linkner.

2019 98

5 new webinars in June! Get high-value training in presentation skills

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve planned an exciting structure that will give you solid training, demos and makeovers, and plenty of time to ask questions and get answers. I invite you to join me for 5 Wednesdays in June, when I’ll do live training webinars on high-interest topics: June 1: How to Use Animation for High-Impact Communication. June 8: How to Create Clear, Professional Charts and Diagrams. June 15: 19 Steps to Prepare for a Successful Presentation.

2011 185

Simon Morton speaks at the Outstanding Presentations Workshop

PowerPoint Tips

Two of the non-PowerPoint options Simon mentioned were doing a demo and writing on a flip chart. Simon Morton founded Eyeful Presentations , which offers presentation consultancy and design services for businesses of all sizes from offices in the UK, US and Holland. His topic was “Blended Presenting –Using a Presentation Toolkit to Ensure Greater Audience Engagement.”

2011 118

"Exciting" - Let's Ban That Term In Public Speaking for 20 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Speakers will be forced to demo the excitement versus simply putting the burden on that tired old word. No surprise, in her New School speech , Hillary Clinton described the sharing economy as "creating exciting opportunities" (emphasis mine.). Clinton has never been an exciting speaker. So, she defaulted into a term which hasn't transmitted any electricity for about a century. Actually, using it marks the speaker as likely having nothing exciting to say.

2015 54

slideboxx: Slide management software

PowerPoint Tips

You can watch a demo. slideboxx (by Zinali) helps you find slides from PowerPoint presentations using keyword search. Charles Wolfus of Zinali sent me a free copy (that’s my disclosure statement!) and I’ve been using it ever since. It runs with PowerPoint 2000 through 2007. slideboxx opens and works in your browser. It automatically indexes your presentations—which can take some time, depending on how many you have, and I probably have more than most people.

Crushing the Platform… Rocking the Video with Robin Creasman

Speaker Launcher

In this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I’m talking to Robin Creasman about crushing the platform and creating a killer demo video to get more speaking business. In this podcast, Robin and I discuss how crushing the platform and creating a killer demo video or sizzle reel are two very effective ways in which you can get more business as a speaker. You want more speaking gigs, but feel as though you’ve exhausted the possibilities in your niche.

When Visuals Are Just Pointless

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

One one projector, we had the slide deck and on the other, a demo. I’ve had to sit though some presentations recently where when it came to visuals, the presenters took cramming information in the audience’s face to a whole new level. Pretty innocuous there, outside the typical excess text and map shock-laden diagrams. What the presenter did next was simply amazing.

Visual 125

3 Steps to Build a Six-Figure Speaking Business

Succeed Speaking

This Thursday, I’m hosting a teleseminar with Waldo , where I’m going to ask him to share the real “levers” that have propelled him to where he is today — everything from how he got his first paid speech (you won’t believe how much he got paid) to how he built a recognizable brand to how he created a demo video that wins business, and where he finds leads (HINT: they’re free and open to the public). How do you build a six-figure speaking business?

2012 145

Karen Jacobsen: The GPS Girl

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her speaker demo reel shows some of what we enjoyed: Directions for Speaker Success Following this showcase presentation, Karen shifted gears (so to speak) and shared her insights into success in the speaking business. No member of the National Speakers Association speaks to as many people on a daily basis as does Karen Jacobsen. Her voice is one of the options on over 100 million GPS systems and 300 million smartphones.

2015 184

Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)


Free product walkthrough videos and demos. Customer centricity is a buzzword you can hardly escape these days. But, despite so much talk, few companies actually understand how to keep their customer focus sharp and, more importantly, why this area is worth more attention.

2020 81

Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

Speaker Launcher

CRM Demo Webinar – [link]. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about when it’s time to find an agent and how to work with speakers’ bureaus. Today we welcome one of my long-time friends and someone I have had great respect for in the business for more than 30 years now, Holli Catchpole. Holli is […]. The post Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole appeared first on Jane Atkinson.


One Easy Step to Take Your Virtual Presentation Skills to the Next Level

SpeakerSue Says...

Manufacturing demo). By now, everyone knows making a sales presentation or facilitating via Zoom/Teams is not the same as being there in person. But, given no choice, customers and prospects, accept the reality. We may not like it but they are willing to deal with it. If you’re going to be at your best, a great light helps you look better. But what really matters is how you structure your presentation. Begin by asking yourself: What questions do I want to ask them? Stay with me, please!