Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Danger Signs in Remote Demos…

I was listening to a recording of a web-delivered demo today and found myself shaking my head in disbelief as it unfolded:

After the ubiquitous “Can you see my screen…?” the first check-in by the presenter was at minute 17:
Presenter, “Any questions so far?”
Audience Key Person, after a pause, “Nope.”

Next at minute 33:
Presenter, “Any questions on this?”
Audience Key Person, after a slightly longer pause, “Nope.”

And at minute 42:
Presenter, “What do you think so far?”
Audience Key Person, “It’s fine…”

OMG and KMN at minute 46:
Presenter asked about interest in a “really cool” feature…
Audience Key Person responded, “Whatever…”
Frighteningly, the Presenter said, “Awesome!” and plunged ahead with that feature (and more).  Wow…

For solutions to avoid DBRD (Death By Remote Demos), see my several articles on the website at www.SecondDerivative.com/articles.html, including (but not limited to):

Remote Demos - The Role of the Active Conduit
Remote Demonstrations - What Can We Do Better?
Stunningly Awful Remote Demos - The Top Ten List of Inflicting Pain at a Distance

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