Amazon.com: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience (9780071636087): Carmine Gallo: BooksThanks Loyd! I can learn a lot from this summary.
1)What is the one big idea you want to leave with your audience? It should be short, memorable, and in subject-verb-object sequence.
2)Identify why you're excited about this company/product/feature, etc.
3)Write out the three messages you want the audience to receive, and develop metaphors and analogies in support.
4)Include a demonstration if your product topic lends itself to such. (Eg. pull the product out of your pocket if it is 'pocket-sized.'
5)Invite partners and customers to participate.
6)Include video clips if helpful, but limit to three minutes or less.
7)Answer the "Why should I care?" that's in the audience's mind. Have a passion for creating a better future.
8)Having an enemy (eg. IBM, Microsoft) helps visualize 'the problem' you're solving.
9)Simplify your presentation (and products).
10)Make numbers meaningful - eg. "Stores 1,000 songs," not "5 GB memory."
11)Don't use 'bullet-point' style visuals; instead, use short phrases that accompany your talk, or pictures.
12)Practice, practice, practice - and ask for feedback.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
How to present - the super-short summary
Loyd Eskildson, reviewing a book on Jobsian presentation tips, gives us a very succinct summary ....