I have been attending a sketching workshop recently and the instructor, who is actually a professional painter, got into conversation with me during lunch. During the initial introductions she had learnt that I was an instructor myself and by profession, so she asked me if I had some inputs for her. I had in-fact observed her during her demo and had some pointers for her. Although, I did mention that hers and mine was a totally different domain. Demo in a technical training was pretty straight forward as against the demo in an art workshop.
But still this discussion got me thinking on what was a perfect demo? How do you ensure complete attention of the participants during a demo, since if the demo goes well the hands-on goes without any hiccups. I feel, a perfect demo is one that is a nice balance of detail and suspense. You provide the participants enough details so as to get them started on the hand-on, but keep those things suspense that you feel they ought to find out through process of making a mistake and learning.This gives them a sense of achievement and that is what they actually yearn from the training although they might not themselves know it.
Feel free to comment on this post and add your thoughts on what you feel is a perfect demo.
http://www.cognitive.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/demo-speech.jpg596818Ashutoshhttp://www.cognitive.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cognitive-official-logo.pngAshutosh2015-01-16 16:03:072017-01-13 16:05:34What is a good Demo?