Whether he was introducing the latest iPad or delivering a keynote presentation, Steve Jobs electrified audiences with his incomparable style and showmanship. He didn’t just convey information in his presentations; he told a story, painted a picture, and shared a vision. He gave his audience a transformative experience that was unique, inspiring, and unforgettable.
Now you can do it too, by learning the specific techniques that made Jobs the most captivating communicator on the world stage. Using Jobs’s legendary presentations as a blueprint, communication-skills coach Carmine Gallo has mapped out a ready-to-use framework of presentation secrets to help you plan, deliver, and refine the best presentation of your life. You’ll learn how to:
Every chapter provides tools and strategies for you to implement in your next presentation. Using actual presentations from Steve Jobs, Gallo helps you identify and adopt Jobs’s techniques to keep your audience on the edge of their seats, giving customers, clients, and coworkers alike an exciting experience.
With The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, you can take charge of any room, deliver your message concisely and clearly, convey the value of your products and services, and sell your ideas more persuasively than you ever imagined possible. Best of all, you’ll blow away the competition, turning prospects into clients and clients into evangelists for your brand.
Steve Jobs was a hard act to follow, but once you start using his techniques in your own presentations, you’ll be hard to forget.
©2012 Carmine Gallo (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is an excellent audio book that keeps up your interest all through it, as you compare what you do with what Steve Jobs did to capture and retain attention as well as exceed expectations of his listeners.
Simple but great ideas come up all through the book that will make you a better presenter.
Lots of blah blah blah and then oh there's a secret step 1. Then lots of blah blah and then oh there's secret step 2. You are better off getting a book about the man himself which had more insight than this person who talks about himself more than any thing else
Apple would have been bankrupt if it had not been for the Radio Shack TRS-80. Radio Shack had the marketing muscle to create the home/personal computer industry. All the companies that existed then were mom and pop companies working on a shoestring. The author referenced several times that Jobs and Apple created the industry. They did not. They rode it and did well. I use Apple myself however I hate to see the representation that Apple was responsible for the industry.
I wish this book had been around when I first started teaching. This and Carmine Gallo's, "Talk Like TED" should be required reading in teacher preparation programs. The concepts presented include learning theories that will transform the presentations of any reader.
Wine Business Researcher who travels a lot. Love the idea of audible books when living the life of a road warrior
The simplicity and clarity in which the keys to presenting well were conveyed. The author also used numerous, memorable examples to emphasise key points. However, a number of examples and concepts were often repeated frequently that I kept questioning whether I'd rewound the book by accident.
I'd have brought in more examples of how Jobs' practices have been adopted effectively by other presenters. Gallo did this occasionally, but the frequent referral to the 2007 iPhone launch became the lingering memory. Even trying to recall the example of Obama's campaign or what Tim Cook does as a result aren't memorable because it's hard to think back to examples used beyond the iPhone launch.
His enthusiasm for the subject and the concepts is obvious in the way he narrates the book. Even recalling his recollection of Jobs on stage for the iPhone launch elicits the voice of Jobs' speech.
Yes. The materials could have been delivered in perhaps 30% less time, but would I have still considered this book worth purchasing? I don't know....
Any subsequent edition should rely less on repeating a key example, and more an how that example has been adopted by others, or elsewhere.
Everyone knows Jobs was the master of everything he touched. He should have been the dos xx guy. He was the most interesting man in the world. This book went into enough detail for most people to understand his presentations, from concept to delivery. If you're searching for presentation instructions, think is a great book for you.
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