The writer as the narrator is a plus in this case. Kudos. Jobs's presentation techniques and ethics are commendable.
This book was great food for thought, especially for someone like me who has to do presentations, but has gotten bad feedback. The author highlights characteristics of great presentations. Things that I don't think I've consciously paid attention to when sitting in a good presentation, but in hind sight is easily recognizable in what made a presentation palatable or even unforgettably great. This book is going to be one that I listen to more than once.
Yes, it's a book which gives you an understanding of how it ahould be done, to be used as reference over and over again.
There were several, specially when he describes the way Steve presented his new creations and how he did it.
An excellent narration, gives great emotion to the audience.
When Carmine explained how Steve presented the iPhone.
An audiobook to be listened over and ove again.
This is a good break down of the elements of a good presentation, using Steve Jobs various presentations to illustrate the points. There are no real 'secrets' here; you can find them in any book on how to give a good presentation, however what carries this book (audio) and makes it engaging is using examples from Jobs' presentations and his life to illustrate the main points. If you are looking for inspiration, you may not find it, but if you are looking for the meat and potatos of presentations, presentation 101 more or less, but delivered using examples from a master presenter, then this will provide a good overview. Don't forget the main take-home, though, "Practice!"
Business Physicist and Astronomer
This is the same stuff that I have been teaching in my presentation training classes for years. Steve Jobs didn't invent this technique, he learned it. How? He took the time to study.
Still, the book has a ton of great material---I really liked it until I hit the Joel Olsteen stuff. I personally don't care for or feel trust in the Olsteen machine.
So yes, if you are new to presenting, this will your first exposure to much of this material. If you're a seasoned speaker, stick with your own style.
Apple fans may enjoy it. Because all it does is glorify obvious details and Hype Apple products. I learned nothing about presentation from this audiobook!
Not all the way, I'm still looking for a book, that may work!
Extremely slow. The audiobook was rather boring.
Umm, there's only 1 character in the Audiobook.. would be rather pointless if he was to be cut out.
I regret getting this Audiobook!
I did not like this book. Part of the reason I think is legitimate for everyone. The book, while giving a couple of good, unique ideas, for the most part makes obvious points. Now, it does this by using examples from Steve Job's presentations. These real-life examples were need and added to the book.
However, the reason that I say take my review with a grain of salt may be because I was asking too much of this book. It may be that someone in the business world who does business-related presentations may find the ideas more useful. As a law professor, however, I did not find much that I feel like I could use in my day-to-day classroom interactions.