The tenth anniversary of DemoJam is being celebrated this SAP TechEd && d-code season and it would definitely be a shame if one were to miss it. DemoJam is accepting demo submissions until September 20th, 2014 and if you are still looking for reasons as to why you should submit your demo, here are some reasons why:
- Take the risk! If you have a brilliant idea then don’t hold back. Yes, it may be risk but is also is a great opportunity. If you are a partner, your company name will get noticed; if you are a developer, this will be your chance to showcase your skills.
- Let the whole process of DemoJam be a learning experience; winner or not, you’ll walk away with something. Being a part of DemoJam will give you the opportunity to be mentored by past winners and SAP experts and leaders, get coaching on how to present the demo, tips on how to make your demo the best and this year all demo submission will be a part of the brand new online demo showcase.
- Showcase your talent and visionary thought process through the eyes of technology. Let the world see what your creativity is capable of inventing.
- Get the chance to impress the audience and the whole SAP ecosystem. You aren’t being judged by a panel of judges but by your own peers, so make the most of what you got.
- Get the opportunity to take home memories that will last a lifetime, an experience that you’ll never forget and the winning medals – that’s right, this year you are taking something home, we’ve mothballed the old trophy and have something brand new!
- And the most important reason as to why you should submit your demo is because IT’S FUN!
I hope my reasons will be enough to convince you to submit your demo but if you are still hesitant and still need a push, here are some tips to make your demo stand out and be the best:
- Be creative! Even if the idea is simple be sure to put a unique twist to it; this will help you stand out and be remembered.
- You only have six minutes up on stage, so make it simple and easy to follow.
- Get to the point! Do not spend more than 60 seconds introducing your demo, if you do that you will lose your audience. Try capturing your audience’s attention within the first 30 seconds of your demo (i.e. interesting facts)
- Interact with the audience. The audience determines the winner, so do something that involves them: ask them questions, make the demo relative to the audience, think of what would interest you or capture your attention as an audience member and try to incorporate that into your presentation.
- Be prepared; have your pitch ready and try to avoid last minutes changes.
- Make eye contact, smile and have fun!
Demo submissions are open till September 20, 2014, so don’t wait any longer, submit your demo NOW!