Remote Demos – and Screen Savers


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I’ve now seen this happen several times…

You are watching a vendor present a demo remotely and, after about 10 minutes, the “audience” computer switches to its screen-saver. There are a few moments of thrashing as someone leaps to move the mouse – and anything that was said or presented by the vendor during that time was lost.

This repeats, of course, every 10 minutes for the balance of the session…!

Instruct your key audience member(s) to turn off their screen-saver(s) or change the setting to longer than the expected event!

(Interestingly, the presenter will most likely be unaware that the screen-saver is kicking-in on the remote computer(s)…)

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Peter Cohan
Have you ever seen a bad software demonstration? Peter Cohan is the founder and principal of Great Demo!, focused on helping software organizations improve the success rates of their demos. He authored Great Demo! - how to prepare and deliver surprisingly compelling software demonstrations. Peter has experience as an individual contributor, manager and senior management in marketing, sales, and business development. He has also been, and continues to be, a customer.


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