Successful Presentation : Key Techniques to Present like Steve Jobs

In my presentation lately many inspired from the way Steve Jobs presentation. The result was incredible, I could more effectively convey the message and also to make the presentation was an entertainment for the audience.

Tips on preparing a presentation slides:

  1. Make it Visual
  2. Keep it Simple
  3. Easier in Eyes
  4. Minimize Text
  5. Use Readible Text
  6. Usually one may be two or three images on a slide
  7. Paint a simple picture that doesn’t overhelm
  8. Include a Video Clip for Demonstration in a big visualization

Tips during a presentation:

  1. Let your audience see your passion in your voice and gestures
  2. Improve body language: establish eye contact, have an open gesture and use hand gestures, look at an audience and not at your slides.
  3. Share the stage with partners, collegues and customers who add value. You don’t need to a one man show.
  4. Avoid jargon, use simple sentences.
  5. Have fun.

Seven (7) Key Techniques to Present like Steve Jobs :

  1. Set the Theme
  • Strong opening
  • Make your theme clear and consistent
  • Create a headline that sets the direction for your meeting – to give a reason for audience to listen
  1. Provide the Outline
  • Open & Close each Section with a clear Transition
  • Make it easy for your listeners to follow your story
  1. Demonstrate Enthusiasm
  • During a presentation, Steve Jobs is using a words like as extraordinary, amazing, cool, incredible, unbelievable, awesome, ..
  • Wow your audience
  1. Sell an Experience
  • Make numbers and statistics meaningful.
  • Analogies help connect the dots for your audience
  • So put in the context.
  1. Make it Visual
  • Paint a simple picture that doesn’t overhelm
  • Include a Video Clip / Demonstration in a big visualization
  1. Give ‘em a Show (Give them a show)
  • Identify your memorable moment and build up to it
  • Rehearse many times. Spent the time to rehearse. Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse…
  1. At the end of most presentation,
  • Strong opening and followed up with Strong Conclusion
  • Give your audience an added bonus to walk away with:
  • And One more thing…
  • One last thing…

How do you measure the effectiveness of your presentation?

  • if you can entertain and capture the attention of a crowd of onlookers and keep them spellbound till the end then your presentation is accepted.
  • And if continue there is a closing of selling for your business presentation then congratulation for your succesfully presentation. 🙂

I wish you a great presentation 🙂


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Video:  “Present Like Steve Jobs”


Uploaded on 17 Apr 2008 by BNET Video

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is well known for his electrifying presentations. Communications coach Carmine Gallo discusses the various techniques Jobs uses to captivate and inspire his audience — techniques that can easily be applied to your next presentation.

For more tips on presenting like Jobs, read the Crash Course.

License: YouTube Standard


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