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How to present like Steve Jobs

Here’s a short Fortune video about Steve Jobs presentation style with a few useful tips.

Today Jobs makes it look easy, but that wasn’t always the case. Here’s a video from 1983 keynote which also highlighted the famous “1984” commercial. Jobs certainly doesn’t lack confidence and his penchant for theatrics was evident early on but his “style” hadn’t really developed.

Fast forward to 2007 and here’s the first few minutes of Jobs’ keynote introducing the new iPhone. Still the confident showman, but his style has definitely matured. If you have the time. you can watch the entire keynote here.

Finally, in order to make an impression, you sometimes have to hit people over the head with precise language. Here’s a funny mashup of a recent Apple keynote.

About the author

Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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