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Please, a good presentation on software selling

Hi,

Can someone point out a great powerpoint presentation that they saw?. I have finished my product - a  database administration tool and would like a presentation which is really good, even if it is for other products.

Database
Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Tufte makes an interesting suggestion, put up a pretty picture and talk.  Very often what we want to convey doesn't fit on a slide.

Also, if you have some technical information to convey, perhaps a complicated Visio diagram, print it out and hand it out when you start to talk about it.

I know that's not what you were asking for, but it might help.

Lou
Tuesday, February 03, 2004

i saw Lawrence Lessigs presentation as a Flash Movie somewhere online.

The MS PDC ones were pretty good. - they are availabe online as well.

More than the presentation it is how you deliver that matters, concerate more on that.

Prakash S
Tuesday, February 03, 2004

I was at a useability meeting (CHIFOO) a while back and someone mentioned a famous presentation (forget the presenter)

Basically, the famous guy started talking and saying things like "behind me you'll see a graph of XYZ showing increasing demand...blah blah".

It wasn't till the presentation was over that everyone realized ....there were NO SLIDES. 


The point is: focus first on what you have to say. The slides are  PART of your presentation.

The real Entrepreneur
Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Avoid text on your slides. They detract from what you are trying to say.

People then spend time squinting and trying to read text instead of listening to your message

Tapiwa
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

As others have said -- focus on what you want to present.  Then suppliment it with the slides.

Screenshots of the product are a good idea.

Animation of using the product is a good idea.

Having a kick ass presentation that is well rehersed and utilizes well-timed display of the above stuff is a fabulous idea.

T.J.
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Here's a presentation with some good ideas you could draw from:

http://www.norvig.com/Gettysburg/sld001.htm

Kyralessa
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Put your laptop up on a projector, and actually use the software. 

doing this now
Saturday, February 07, 2004

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