#FridaySpeaker: Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

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.

 


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“…but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them…” Steve Jobs Narrates The Crazy Ones

I can’t add much to what’s been said in the last hours about Steve Job’s passing (like Steven Levy’s article on Wired or Walt Mossberg’s “The Steve Jobs I Knew“). I’ll limit myself to sharing this video that originated the “Think Different” campaign which has the peculiarity of being masterfully narrated by Jobs himself (the aired version was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss).

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[book] The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo

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.

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