Presentation is one word that generates fear in every one mind. We like to do things we are passionate about and we are comfortable sharing the idea with a small group of people. But what if someone tells you to share your project idea or your product in front of 1000 people? The obvious answer is you will be shit scared to give a presentation in front of a large audience
And the main reason why most of us are scared to give a presentation in front of a large audience is because we really don’t know the secrets related to giving a great presentation. Hardly anyone teaches you this skill in College and chances are very slim that people who give you so called career advice may have any idea about how to give a good effective presentation.
But wait here’s a guy who even after being the CEO of the most valuable company in the World was considered as one of the best speakers in Corporate America.
Related: 30 Steve Jobs quotes that will change your thinking
We are talking about Steve Jobs. And you guessed it right the valuable company is Apple. Steve Jobs is admired all over the world for his extra-ordinary communication and presentation skills. And here is a video showcasing the presentation secrets of Steve Jobs, the secrets that you can use in your next presentation.
Note: Carmine Gallo is also the author of the book “The presentation secrets of Steve of Jobs: How to be insanely great in front of the audience”.
The above video from Carmine Gallo is simply amazing. He has perfectly explained some of the most important points in a steve jobs presentation. Steve Jobs was the main reason why Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) events were such a big hit. Steve Jobs just did not gave a presentation but he shared an experience that people will remember.
Here are some key presentation secrets of Steve Jobs from Carmine Gallo video.
- Before starting your presentation set the theme for the presentation.
- After setting the theme for the presentation give that theme a meaning, Make the theme as clear and as consistent as you can.
- If you open a particular section then make sure you close that section properly before moving on to the next one.
- Be enthusiastic and energetic throughout the entire presentation. No one likes a presentation who is dull and lacks sense of humor.
- Make best use of Powerpoint Presentation. Instead of using one image and fill the slide with chunk of text. Do the opposite; use one or two images large images, large size fonts and very little text in your slides.
- Make numbers meaningful. Instead of using numbers randomly relate those numbers to something meaningful so people can better understand your product or presentation.
- Sell an experience and give you audience an amazing show.
- Rehearse your presentation. The biggest secret behind Steve Jobs amazing presentations is that he spend hours rehearsing before the presentation. As Carmine Gallo best explains it at the end of the video.
You may not have all the tools and resources to create an extravagant presentation like Steve Jobs but you always have time to rehearse before a big presentation.
If you want to explore more secrets about Steve Jobs then you can purchase Carmine Gallo book “The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs: How to be insanely great in front of the audience” by clicking on the below link.
The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs: How to insanely great in front of the audience
One more Thing
Never seen a Steve Jobs keynote before then here is one for you. This is Steve Jobs keynote presentation from 2007 where he introduces the first ever iPhone. This keynote is termed by many tech pundits as one of best keynote presentation given by Steve Jobs.This is a must watch video for every Apple and Steve Jobs fan.
So what do you think about the video in which Carmine Gallo explains the secrets of Steve Jobs presentation. What are some of the techniques you use to make your presentation look amazing in front of the audience. Share them with us in the comment. And if you are a Steve Job fan share this post with other Steve Jobs fans you know.
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