Congrats to my co-author Shel Israel for helping three companies bring home DemoGod awards. What’s funny is that a week ago Shel was telling me he was preparing for his worst Demo Conference ever. Seems that one of his companies (that won a prestigious DemoGod) had technology that just wasn’t working out. They got their act together (it worked for the first time hours before Demo). I love that!
It reminds me of when I was on TechTV (a live TV show) and was showing NetMeeting to the world for the first time (way before I was a Microsoft employee). We couldn’t make the network work, which is pretty much a requirement for VoIP technology (NetMeeting was the Skype of 1995). It literally started working 50 seconds before airtime. I recently went back and watched the tape and I had a huge smile on my face. What a relief!
Anyway, congrats to all the companies who won DemoGod awards. Giving a good Demo is hard. I’m gonna try to do one tomorrow at MooseCamp (part of the Northern Voice conference).