It’s kind of a cliché to post this video now, but I cannot think of a more appropriate video for today’s Friday Speaker . I’ve you’ve watched it already, it won’t hurt to go through it again. This version is hosted by dotSub, a company I’ll be writing about soon. It includes subtitles in several languages so that it can be shared with people that don’t understand English. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
To associate great public speaking with Steve Jobs is a recurrent cliché (I already wrote about it here)… but it’s undeniable that Jobs’ presentations are remarkable per se, not only in the corporate & technology world.
Carmine Gallo (twitter, website) -a famous communications coach, author and speaker- has made a colossal work by carefully dissecting Steve Jobs presentation techniques in his latest book “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” (amazon link).
Gallo uses clear and direct language to explain the techniques that you should master and makes no secret about the fact that to achieve that mastery you have to practice, practice, practice… sorry, no shortcuts here. The book is divided in 3 parts or “acts”, each containing a series of short “scenes” that approach every aspect of the presentation method: from planning to writing a headline, from delivering the experience to refining your skills.
A few days ago I wrote about a book that presents an approach to making better presentations. Today I found a short video (less that 7 minutes) that dissects and teaches some of the main techniques used by Steve Jobs in his live presentations. Interesting and educational (found through Cordef’s blog).