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

DeFinis Communications

Last week I was in Charlotte, NC teaching a technical presentation skills program for one of my favorite clients, Autodesk. Their job requires that they be highly prepared, well disciplined and polished. Most public speakers multitask—they must concentrate on their message, coordinate their non-verbal and verbal delivery skills, manage their staging and technical requirements and synchronize their PowerPoint slideware.

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Product Management: 6 Solid Best Practices For Newbie PMs


It’s a challenging job that requires a lot of communication and coordination of efforts between different teams. Product managers work largely for technical companies. Most technical product managers “sit” at the intersection of business, technology, and user experience , meaning that they are constantly involved in balancing the decisions between these three business areas (more on this later!). Create Detailed Product Requirements Documents.

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Fostering Creativity

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

The process of obtaining and maintaining these certifications often requires a significant investment of time and money. Technical folks, in my experience, see value as a numbers game. For example, if solutions A and B both meet the minimum requirements and A costs $10,000 and B costs $20,000, the response from most in the field would be that A is a better value. The user/audience experience matters just as much as the requirements.

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