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
Everyone of us are communicators, no matter if we talk to our family and friends or if we speak professionally. This short book gives priceless nuggets of insights to one of the best presenters of all time. The book, however, goes a step farther and reveals that Steve Jobs' methods are simply, not-so-simple standard practices for the ultra above standard speaker. Listen hard. Study hard. Practice hard. And simply present your message as the best of the best presenters.
Incredibly insightful for those on the journey of finding your path on stage. We all have our presentation styles but challenging ourselves to not read to an audience in a book report style rhythm should be a goal. I say jump into the deep end, aka away from the podium, is where the greatest growth will happen. It challenges your mind to speak to what it knows and how it knows it driving an authentic delivery. Practice is key as the book says but this has helped me greatly in my journey.
This book gives very interesting insights on how to improve ones communication skill. Although, while keeping the focus on Jobs I think the reader would benefit from more examples from other CEOs and leaders that adopted apples cofounder strategies. The narration, performed by the author, is very well done.
Overall, I would recommend this book.
If you you have read many books on public speaking, most of what you see here will be review. This book nicely summarizes all the best practices of great presentations with vivid illustrations that include Steve Jobs stories.
The narration is excellent, with engaging vocal inflection that entertains and holds your interest.
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.
"Can't recommend this highly enough!"
I'm on my third run through, I listen everytime I have an important presentation to deliver.
I have only used a handful of the tips in this book and they have worked a treat. I recently gave a presentation that a second person had added slides to. My slides were "Jobs style", the others were traditional bullet points and text. I noticed the audience switching from captivation to bored disinterest and back again between the different types of slides. Enough said!
"workbook for anybody working with people"
good technical and principal overview of presentation techniques. got many good ideas. take it as s workbook and listen several times.
I read this book to learn about presentations- I end up wanting to buy all apple products - how did that happen?
"Great book, very inspiring"
I only listen to the audio edition due to personal reasons, however I would recommend both as print is good to make your own personal notes, so you can re-read over and over again. I listen to the book whenever I need a boost in my thinking to kick start my mind and to inspire me on.
well worth the purchase.
There are many memorable moments, but I like the one when his remote presentation tool gave up. Most people would fluff their lines and die, but not this man, he was a great pro.
Great voice and delivery, I liked it.
He made me smile like a clown on the tube to work and back.
"Well worth your money and time."
To the point, practical and immediately applicable !
Hands on, excellent presentation skills, story telling - packed with lots of samples and real live references. Highly recommended !
Really useful tips.
This book gives some really good tips about presenting. For instance before listening to this audiobook i'd use loads of bullet points, after listening to the authors augments about not using them i've never used another bullet point. There are some nice comparisons of the two pieces of software powerpoint and keynote and it gives some interesting background on steve jobs. The book is quite practical in giving tips, i listened to the book while creating my own powerpoint and i can say it definitely helped.
Bought this after reading the book. Great refresher. Author does a great job of dissecting the late Jobs presentation techniques. One of better presentation books out there. This is because Links to the videos are available for you to study and learn.
"Improved my commute"
This was a well written book with many useful and practical tips to help improve my presentations. I'd recommend a listen
The introduction is rather long-winded, and therefore off-putting. You would have thought that the title is self-explanatory.
Then you find that the book doesn't follow the minimalist approach we have come to expect of apple and its products. There is nothing behind the scenes in the book. It employs standard motivational talk gimmicks in its approach to the topic.
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