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Software Demonstration

Software demos are supposed to help guide your prospect from their existing way of doing things to your solution. Often, we end up seeing demos that are informative at best. Our Software Demonstration blogs are crafted to help you create demos that are relevant, to the point, and understandable for your client.

Leverage Video Before, During, & After Your Next Software Demo!

Leverage Video Before, During, and After Your Next Software Demo!

If you’re in Sales or PreSales in a technology company, you know all about the importance of securing the “technical win.” Accomplishing this step means you are over a significant hurdle in every sales process. However, the longer it takes to ensure the technical win due to complicated demos, complex-looking software, or a lack of buyer consensus, the more likely the sales process stalls or even dies. You can prevent that from happening through skilled demo techniques and by leveraging video. This article will focus exclusively on how you can use video before, during, and after your main demo to accelerate your technical win.  

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Why a Winning Demo Comes Down to 2%

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What do the modern Olympic games and winning sales demos have in common? 2% That is the statistical difference between the average Gold Medal and Silver Medal in the Olympics. The same holds true for the decision a group of stakeholders makes between staying with their current solution, switching to yours or choosing a competitor. The reality is that any judged event will have a similar bias. Why is that?

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Product Review- Sharing a Personalized Demo with Navattic.

Untitled design (8)Personalized demos help prospects and clients visualize themselves using your software solution. Wouldn’t you agree? The challenge is the volume of demos a typical PreSales professional performs in any given week means that demo personalization is often not realistic. Traditionally, demo personalization requires creating a new application image with new records, prospect branding, and data. Enter Navattic. These ingenious PreSales professionals built a no-code demo workflow tool to help you better connect with your prospects.

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Transforming a Good Demo into a Winning Demo

In-person demos have disappeared since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-sales and Sales professionals are headlong in building bridges to customers using virtual platforms, but many of these virtual demos are missing some key components that will transform the event from a good demo to a winning demo. It is stating the obvious that in-person demo practices don’t all translate to virtual. That said, many professionals are executing virtual demos like they did in-person.

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The #1 Most Important Foundational Demo Technique on the Planet: Tell-Show-Tell

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[Bob] It happens all the time. We show a group of stakeholders how easy and helpful our software can be, but their feedback is “it seems too complicated.” How can that be? Certainly, the selection team doesn’t want us to take away any of that great functionality?

Modern, comprehensive applications may seem simple to us but easily appear too complicated in the eyes of a stakeholder. In all fairness, many prospective clients are simply trying to judge the ability of their people to learn and operate your applications efficiently. They are trying to predict the impact that your solution will have on their operations, and they are using your product demonstration to help them make that prediction.

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Your Checklist of Virtual Training Must-Haves

Virtual Training Must Haves

There is a surge of firms offering virtual soft-skills training since the onset of Covid-19 and Social Distancing.  If you are considering scheduling your precious and expensive resources into one of these courses, here is a list of nonnegotiables for anyone offering this form of training.

Proven Satisfaction Metrics

Courses designed initially for in-person events will not be effective in a virtual setting unless they are entirely re-engineered. Insist on customer satisfaction metrics that compare their virtual training with their on-site offerings. Require that they back up those statistics with their sample size. Anyone can claim a high satisfaction index from one or two clients that are “friendlies.”  The satisfaction scores must be within two percent of each other to warrant further consideration of their offering.

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