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  • How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
  • Written by: Carmine Gallo
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Publisher's Summary

Whether he was introducing the latest iPad or delivering a keynote presentation, Steve Jobs electrified audiences with his incomparable style and showmanship. He didn’t just convey information in his presentations; he told a story, painted a picture, and shared a vision. He gave his audience a transformative experience that was unique, inspiring, and unforgettable.

Now you can do it too, by learning the specific techniques that made Jobs the most captivating communicator on the world stage. Using Jobs’s legendary presentations as a blueprint, communication-skills coach Carmine Gallo has mapped out a ready-to-use framework of presentation secrets to help you plan, deliver, and refine the best presentation of your life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create an inspiring brand story
  • Answer the one question that matters most
  • Paint a specific, memorable, and consistent vision
  • Make numbers meaningful
  • Deliver unforgettable moments
  • Build visually engaging slides
  • Master stage presence
  • Make it look effortless
  • Rehearse effectively
  • Have fun

Every chapter provides tools and strategies for you to implement in your next presentation. Using actual presentations from Steve Jobs, Gallo helps you identify and adopt Jobs’s techniques to keep your audience on the edge of their seats, giving customers, clients, and coworkers alike an exciting experience.

With The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, you can take charge of any room, deliver your message concisely and clearly, convey the value of your products and services, and sell your ideas more persuasively than you ever imagined possible. Best of all, you’ll blow away the competition, turning prospects into clients and clients into evangelists for your brand.

Steve Jobs was a hard act to follow, but once you start using his techniques in your own presentations, you’ll be hard to forget.

©2012 Carmine Gallo (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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It’s a good listener

It’s nice to hear, more about things which is allready in YouTube now, but in 2010 when this book was launched it would have certainly been a best one . I liked it even though it’s old.
One liner from the book - practice 10000 times 🤩

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Great tips

Whether you are an amateur or a professional, this book helps you master the techniques telling you what you need to do to improve your style .

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Most Informative details for Presentations

I’ve received very crucial information about the successful execution of the presentation with micro level details for its preparation.

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Good read

Great tips though a bit repetitive. It would have helped to listen to a few recordings from the Man himself.

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Insanely Great

This Book is Insanely Great !!!! Must read or listen if you give presentation too much.

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  • JP
  • 20-03-22

Simple but powerful

Excellent tips and at the same time it stresses on the importance of practice. Anyone who is interested in boosting up their presentation should read this.

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Nothing about presentation secrets in this book

There are far better books available . The book is about public speaking not about Presentation. Would strictly not recommend this book for public speaking or presentation skills. Those who wish to hone their presentation or public speaking skill, I would strongly recommend: Speak like Churchill Stand like Lincoln by James Humes.

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Brilliant presentation needs preparation

I am too excited to incorporate told learnings in this book, this is brilliant book everyone who wants to be a brilliant presenter must read it once..

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a perfect book

enjoyed every line of the book. Most of the contents are underline items. Trying to use in my presentation, I feel it's adding values in my contents.

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  • Marika
  • 11-04-13

I was duped!

Any additional comments?

This audio book is incorrectly labeled as "Unabridged" but in reality it’s very much “Abridged." Please change it.

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  • Carol Crouse
  • 30-08-13

A book that will change the way you present

Where does The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
My presentations will never be the same! I learned so much from this book. I listened to this book in one sitting! Steve Jobs’ presentations catapulted him to messianic status and Apple to being the epicycloid of the smart phone industry. Although his presentations seems informal and spontaneous, this book clearly shows a pattern that Jobs used and emphasizes the hours of practice that produced these insanely great presentations. Toastmasters International has been helping people learn and practice tools to help them become great speakers for decades. This book takes those principles of gestures, eye contact, using a prop, writing it out, organizing the content, using vocal variety and the pause, and gives examples of where jobs used them and what he said.
Then comes the “insanely great” part: Jobs threw in a “Holy Smokes!!!” moment and reinterpreted the use of slides. How to create the HS moment is included and can be adapted to any topic. For anyone who uses PowerPoint in their presentations, this book is a must! Learning how to use the slides like Jobs did can change the audience from yawning to inspired.
When I want to increase my understanding of a topic, I borrow the book from the library and buy the Audible book. I listen as I read. This narrator made a mess of the book. Many paragraphs were totally skipped, he paraphrased and changed words. He totally skipped examples from Steve’s speeches. He read so slowly that when I listened to the book alone, I had to change the reading rate to 1.5.


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  • Donn Gilray
  • 22-12-12

Must Read/Listen

What made the experience of listening to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

This is a new classic. Any presenter must read this. Even if it is for a job interview. It's just awesome. One more thing... show it to your boss if you want better meetings at work.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Steve Jobs - he worked at being good.

Have you listened to any of Carmine Gallo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

What did you learn from The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs that you would use in your daily life?

How to present my Sunday School lessons, how to present new ideas at work, how to hold meetings.... so much!

Any additional comments?

I wish I would have paid more attention to Steve Jobs when he was alive.

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  • d12345
  • 06-12-12

Great Read

Would you listen to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs again? Why?

Captures your attention and will not let go.

What did you like best about this story?

Explanation were clear, interesting, plus motivated you in a manner that these methods can be used.

Have you listened to any of Carmine Gallo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!!!!!!

Any additional comments?

Anyone that makes presentations should listen or read this book.

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  • William
  • 29-11-12

Great ideas!

We all know Steve Jobs was a master at presentation, and in this book by Carmine Gallo we get a unique insight into the thinking behind these great presentations. For all of us who rehearse an important speech or presentation a couple of times...Carmine Gallo's book is a real eye-opener to the world of Steve Jobs Perfection. I've retooled my thinking and so will you when it comes to the kind of and amount of preparation - whether in business, civic, political or personal lives.

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  • Donald E. Campbell
  • 06-02-14

Take my review with a grain of salt

Would you listen to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs again? Why?

I did not like this book. Part of the reason I think is legitimate for everyone. The book, while giving a couple of good, unique ideas, for the most part makes obvious points. Now, it does this by using examples from Steve Job's presentations. These real-life examples were need and added to the book.

However, the reason that I say take my review with a grain of salt may be because I was asking too much of this book. It may be that someone in the business world who does business-related presentations may find the ideas more useful. As a law professor, however, I did not find much that I feel like I could use in my day-to-day classroom interactions.

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  • James
  • 21-01-13

If you give PowerPoint presentations, this helps

What made the experience of listening to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

So I'll start off this review with a quick glimpse at our table of contents. Throughout this review we'll revisit.... you get the point. Most presentations are death. This book does an excellent job of giving you fresh alternative thinking to what most have us have either been taught in business presentations or taught ourselves. Like all books you'll get out of it as much as you put into it. But the information contained in the book helps you understand why great presenters like Steve Jobs and Nancy Duarte do what they do and how it is far more effective. What I liked the most is how so much of it is grounded in science. I've already bought copies of this book for my direct reports.

What did you like best about this story?

Science meets practical, intuitive reasoning.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

More than anything it reminded me of the need to start from the ground up, literally putting words on paper per page before doing the design writing.

Any additional comments?

More than worth the money.

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  • IPS
  • 08-01-13

Corporate America needs this

What did you love best about The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

If you don’t want your presentation to get lost among thousands of other boring corporate presentations, download this book. Implementing Steve Jobs advice will help you have more fun and make your product more memorable. No more snooze fest!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did :)

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  • dorothy
  • 08-01-13

Must Read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who finds themselves with an audience in front of them, whether in a church, school, or other function.

Have you listened to any of Carmine Gallo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

I work with priests and seminarians on accent modification. The ideas presented in the book are so clear that the process of writing a sermon/homily is easier. Some ideas do not apply, but overall, many do apply. A clear presentation makes intelligibility easier.

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  • Hery
  • 10-02-13

What a rip off

What disappointed you about The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

Lots of blah blah blah and then oh there's a secret step 1. Then lots of blah blah and then oh there's secret step 2. You are better off getting a book about the man himself which had more insight than this person who talks about himself more than any thing else

Has The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

Would you be willing to try another one of Carmine Gallo’s performances?

never

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  • Marko Laving
  • 02-05-16

workbook for anybody working with people

good technical and principal overview of presentation techniques. got many good ideas. take it as s workbook and listen several times.

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  • AManda
  • 19-07-14

Can't recommend this highly enough!

Would you listen to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs again? Why?

I'm on my third run through, I listen everytime I have an important presentation to deliver.

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I have only used a handful of the tips in this book and they have worked a treat. I recently gave a presentation that a second person had added slides to. My slides were "Jobs style", the others were traditional bullet points and text. I noticed the audience switching from captivation to bored disinterest and back again between the different types of slides. Enough said!

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  • Ben Joyce
  • 17-01-23

good but gushing

contains some great tips but the gushing adoration of Steve Jobs was a bit much at times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-23

Still a good read as it’s based on human principles

Many books become outdated in business cause they are based on strategies or tactics this is not the case here. Here it’s about principals which are timeless and priceless

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  • Hossam
  • 15-12-21

Great book

Wealth of information, great book to have and practice. Very recommended, it should be the start of a great presenter

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  • Frank Blank
  • 28-04-21

Repetitive, did I say repetitive

Don't use bullet points, 3 is the magic number and rehearsal is key. Well that's the book. But if you want it repeated again and again listen to the book

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  • Darren
  • 22-09-16

What a book!

Carmine Gallo is incredible in his research and narrative of how Steve Jobs wowed the world! I a already feel like a better person having listened to this book. imagine how I'm going to feel once I put these techniques into practice!

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  • lexxie
  • 05-11-15

Worthwhile

I read this book to learn about presentations- I end up wanting to buy all apple products - how did that happen?

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  • Mrs Corbet Witter
  • 22-07-15

Great book, very inspiring

Would you consider the audio edition of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

I only listen to the audio edition due to personal reasons, however I would recommend both as print is good to make your own personal notes, so you can re-read over and over again. I listen to the book whenever I need a boost in my thinking to kick start my mind and to inspire me on.
well worth the purchase.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

There are many memorable moments, but I like the one when his remote presentation tool gave up. Most people would fluff their lines and die, but not this man, he was a great pro.

What about Carmine Gallo’s performance did you like?

Great voice and delivery, I liked it.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

He made me smile like a clown on the tube to work and back.

Any additional comments?

Great work.

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  • Martin L
  • 07-07-14

Well worth your money and time.

What three words best describe Carmine Gallo’s performance?

To the point, practical and immediately applicable !

Any additional comments?

Hands on, excellent presentation skills, story telling - packed with lots of samples and real live references. Highly recommended !

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  • Will Abdo
  • 24-08-22

Mind Blowing Presentations!

Really Really enjoyed listening to this book & left nothing for the imagination.

Fully loaded with visual and audible evidence to convince and entertain your audience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-19

Very well explained!

From beginning to end: Good, you will no have questions about the subject at the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-18

Absolutely worth it!

I needed to constantly stop (my car) to make notes. And I am listening again right now. So much truly thought through information.