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

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2010 - Business & Economics - 238 pages
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Updated to include Steve Jobs's iPad and iPad2 launch presentations

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs reveals the operating system behind any great presentation and provides you with a quick-start guide to design your own passionate interfaces with your audiences.”
—Cliff Atkinson, author of Beyond Bullet Points and The Activist Audience

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly popular presentations have set a new global gold standard—and now this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use his crowd-pleasing techniques in your own presentations.

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs is as close as you'll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs's performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets in 18 "scenes," including:

  • Develop a messianic sense of purpose
  • Reveal the Conquering hero
  • Channel your inner Zen
  • Stage your presentation with props
  • Make it look effortless

With this revolutionary approach, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to sell your ideas, share your enthusiasm, and wow your audience the Steve Jobs way.

“No other leader captures an audience like Steve Jobs does and, like no other book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs captures the formula Steve uses to enthrall audiences.”
—Rob Enderle, The Enderle Group

“Now you can learn from the best there is—both Jobs and Gallo. No matter whether you are a novice presenter or a professional speaker like me, you will read and reread this book with the same enthusiasm that people bring to their iPods."
—David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR and World Wide Rave

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Simple, helpful practical advice - Goodreads
Decent book with some practical advice. - Goodreads
Lots of great presentation tips in this book. - Goodreads
Clear, well-structured and with plenty of usable tips. - Goodreads
some great tips here... - Goodreads
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Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

User Review  - Angela Alfonso - Goodreads

Interesting my focus has been on content over presentation. Steve jobs practiced and practiced before he presented. I dislike slides with lots of writing so could relate to visually engaging slides. Nice principles to apply Read full review

Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

User Review  - Lee Goodlove - Goodreads

Great book. Not long but still thick enough to repeat things so you learn them. Only negative I can say: if you have followed job's life, personality and presentation style closely before reading this book some parts may be a little more lengthy then others. Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world's most admired global brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo has addressed executives at Intel, Cisco, Google, Medtronic, Pfizer, and many others. Gallo writes "My Communications Coach," a regular column for He has written several bestselling and award-winning books, including The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. Gallo has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Success magazine, and on CNBC. Gallo's latest book, The Power of Foursquare, reveals how innovative businesses around the world are leveraging new mobile marketing tools to attract and engage customers. Gallo, who lives in Pleasanton, California, with his wife and two daughters, may be found online at

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