Peter E. Cohan is the author of Great Demo!, one of the few books specifically written for product demonstrators.
As of today, he is also the author of the first ever Christmas Story for product demonstrators:
‘Twas the Night Before The Big Demo
(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore):
‘Twas the night ‘fore the demo and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, ‘cept my SC and his mouse;
I’d proposed a big licensing deal with great care
In hopes a big order soon would be there;
Management was restless and not in their beds
As visions of bonuses danced in their heads;
And my VP with his forecast and me with my own,
Had just started a long EOQ roam,
When out from my mobile there came a great ring-tone,
I sprang from my chair to answer my phone,
What could it be? Was it good news or no?
A last-minute order? A contract? PO?
Greetings, said my assistant, who spoke on the line,
It was someone to see me, offering help at this time!
Who could it be at this late eleventh-hour,
To make the deal sweet and avoid something sour?
Away to the door I flew in a flash,
And swept it open in my quest for fast cash,
When who to my wondering eyes should appear,
The DemoGuru! And standing so near!
He came in my office and, while dusting off snow,
Said, “I have some news that you’ll want to know.”
You will want to know too… So head over to Peter’s blog to read the rest of this entertaining story.