There are lots of great tech marketing presentations. I have to say that it is really hard to compile a list of only five that I believe are really great. I'd love to get your thoughts on these or if you have others to contribute I'd enjoy seeing them. Here they are:
Steve Jobs introduces MacIntosh in 1984 . Steve's presentation is the top of the greats. He, in this presentation, shows how to create powerful drama in this sales presentation. Remember, it's 1984 in this presentation. What could you do in 2006?
Guy Kawasaki's "Art of the Start" speech in 2006. Guy is a very authentic speaker (and a former Apple MacIntosh exec.). He's really a technology business evangelist that speaks plainly and is really genuinely funny. Hard to come by in a tech presentation.
Lawrence Lessig's "Free Culture" speech in 2002. This is so simple and it works really, really well. Take a look.
Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" speech in 2005. I’ve never seen Gladwell speak but I love his books on economics and his stories about technology. He uses stories to convey ideas which is a powerful and engaging way to draw the audience into your topics. I love his passion and energy. He's really a fantastic numbers guy and a very fast-paced, engaging speaker. Tough combination but he pulls it off.
Seth Godin's speech at Google in 2006. Seth Godin is an icon for tech marketers and a speaker you don't want to miss. Here he talks to Google about marketing (kind of a tough gig). Watch his great us of slides as he customizes his presentation to his audience and then the way he integrates these to persuade. A real master at work.