Wednesday, November 4, 2009

“Steve Jobs has always had a bit of Buzz Lightyear in him: comically self-confident, ingenuously overbearing and over endowed with charisma.” Katie Ha

Recently I have been working on a presentation about teaching to give at the RILA conference. I came across a great episode of a podcast from the Real Deal talking about Steve Jobs and his presentation style. Jobs is one of the creators of Apple and gives a really excellent and polished presentation. The episode features Carmine Gallo who wrote the Book Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs. He breaks down the style and mystique of Jobs as a presenter. Whenever I have taught PowerPoint I always mention Jobs as a good person to study. They also mention Presentation Zen in the podcast which is a favorite of mine as well. I plan on using some of the discussed techniques in both my presentation and my lessons. Check it out and see if it inspires a better speech.

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