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The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience | [Carmine Gallo]

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Create an inspiring brand story
  • Answer the one question that matters most
  • Paint a specific, memorable, and consistent vision
  • Make numbers meaningful
  • Deliver unforgettable moments
  • Build visually engaging slides
  • Master stage presence
  • Make it look effortless
  • Rehearse effectively
  • Have fun

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.

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    girlie4zuz 12-24-14
    girlie4zuz 12-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Way to Start"

    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.

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    Federico Alvarez 11-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent book!"
    Would you listen to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

    There were several, specially when he describes the way Steve presented his new creations and how he did it.


    What does Carmine Gallo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    An excellent narration, gives great emotion to the audience.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Carmine explained how Steve presented the iPhone.


    Any additional comments?

    An audiobook to be listened over and ove again.

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    Mettaphorica Australia 11-01-14
    Mettaphorica Australia 11-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Presentation 101"

    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!"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Reich Northern, CA 09-30-14
    Chris Reich Northern, CA 09-30-14 Member Since 2005

    Business Physicist and Astronomer

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    "There Isn't Much Original Here"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Sjøvegan, Norway 03-21-14
    Kevin Sjøvegan, Norway 03-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Nothing useful, just an ad for Apple"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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!


    Has The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not all the way, I'm still looking for a book, that may work!


    What didn’t you like about Carmine Gallo’s performance?

    Extremely slow. The audiobook was rather boring.


    What character would you cut from The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

    Umm, there's only 1 character in the Audiobook.. would be rather pointless if he was to be cut out.


    Any additional comments?

    I regret getting this Audiobook!

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    Donald E. Campbell Pearl, MS USA 02-06-14
    Donald E. Campbell Pearl, MS USA 02-06-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Take my review with a grain of salt"
    Would you listen to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs again? Why?

    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.


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    @paulmmcaffrey Manchester 12-14-13
    @paulmmcaffrey Manchester 12-14-13 Member Since 2012

    Looking to improve my life one audio book at a time @paulmmcaffrey

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    "If you give presentations READ THIS"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It provides great tips for building the perfect slideshow presentation and delivering it


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would include jobs Stanford Address


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    Karen Sarasota,FL. United States 03-21-13
    Karen Sarasota,FL. United States 03-21-13

    I'm an LMT originally from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I lived in NYC off and on for 15 years. I decided I had enough of long cold winters so summer of 2012 I relocated and now live in sunny Sarasota FL and loving every moment of it. My favorite thing to do is lay on the beach all day long listening to the waves and a great audible book.

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    "Valuable Instructional"
    If you could sum up The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs in three words, what would they be?

    valuable, insightful and awakening


    What did you like best about this story?

    The breakdown, point by point instructions


    What does Carmine Gallo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A better way to understand


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, not that type of book


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie 02-12-13
    Bonnie 02-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "not much too it"
    Would you try another book from Carmine Gallo and/or Carmine Gallo?

    nice to hear from Steve Job's sister and inside track


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    sister, interesting to hear things you normally wouldn't


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    nothing


    Was The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs worth the listening time?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    wouldn't recommend to anyone

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    Hery Geneva, Switzerland 02-10-13
    Hery Geneva, Switzerland 02-10-13
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    "What a rip off"
    What disappointed you about The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

    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


    Has The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another one of Carmine Gallo’s performances?

    never


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  • AManda
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    "Can't recommend this highly enough!"
    Would you listen to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs again? Why?

    I'm on my third run through, I listen everytime I have an important presentation to deliver.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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  • Martin L
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    "Well worth your money and time."
    What three words best describe Carmine Gallo’s performance?

    To the point, practical and immediately applicable !


    Any additional comments?

    Hands on, excellent presentation skills, story telling - packed with lots of samples and real live references. Highly recommended !

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  • Phil
    12/3/13
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    "Really good!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    Really useful tips.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desmond
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    12/23/12
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    "Awesome"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • peter
    SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Verbose"

    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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