Summary of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

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When Apple CEO Steve Jobs died in 2011, the world lost one of its greatest corporate pitchmen. Presentation consultant Carmine Gallo explains how Jobs captivated audiences for decades. He delves into Jobs’s public speaking and explains communication methods you can apply. While Gallo lists Jobs’s tools and techniques, he ignores one of Jobs’s crucial lessons: Keep it simple. Here, long vignettes relating anecdotes and examples appear often amid the text, set off with thin rule lines, and sometimes disrupt the narrative flow. As Gallo says, “Problems occur when you think about too many things at the same time.” Although this manual went to print in 2009, before Jobs’s death, and therefore speaks about the Apple CEO in the present tense, its advice remains very relevant. getAbstract recommends it to CEOs, entrepreneurs, salespeople and anyone who must sell ideas to an audience.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Steve Jobs is recognized as one of the world’s greatest corporate presenters and
  • How to use his techniques and tools to become a strong presenter.

About the Author

Carmine Gallo is a communications consultant, coach and a BusinessWeek columnist. He is a public speaker and a seminar leader.



Sitting on the Edge of Their Seats
You can learn to present like Steve Jobs, Apple’s famous CEO, one of the world’s greatest high-voltage business communicators. Some fervent Jobs enthusiasts even camped out all night in the cold, going to great lengths to be present at his speeches and...

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    Mercedita Shresta 3 years ago
    its good to known the abtract,so many interesting topic that gives you more support.
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    Kerem Cataner 4 years ago
    Very helpful text to support "Simple is strong" message
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    Handi Priono 5 years ago
    Very good
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    Rachel Simpson 5 years ago
    Love Steve Jobs. Helpful info. Thanks.
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    Terri Church 5 years ago
    Excellent summary. Very informative and well written..
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    Patrick Brigger 5 years ago
    So true. Read this before your next presentation.
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    Kathryn Seifert 5 years ago
    Great abstract. Very helpful.

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