Carmine’s Webinar on Presenting Like Steve Jobs

In case you missed the webinar this week, here is a link for your viewing pleasure to it.

If anything, archive this and review before embarking on your next speech!

In case you don’t have time, here are some key points:

1. Most presentations are poorly structured, so take the time to structure first versus diving in and creating your presentation. Most presenters fail to plan.

2. “I’m not charismatic like Steve Jobs” – well neither was Steve back in the 80s. You have to start somewhere and practice – charisma can be gained.

3. Jobs’ presentations are to inspire, not deliver information and facts.

4. Plan on paper first. Sketch it out versus opening Power Point.

5. What’s the story behind what you are speaking about? Problem it solves? How different? What facts and visuals will back up the presentation?

6. Set the theme for the presentation – say a catchy headline and then the very first words delivered. Remember to wow your audience and bring in your own personal enthusiasm.

7. Provide a roadmap.

8. In delivering virtually, boost your energy and deliver like you would live so to show that enthusiasm digitally.

9. Make numbers meaningful – i.e. put the number in perspective and context. Number per day? What it means to the market? What about to the end user, business, etc.?

10. Build up to the “wow” moment – the one key scene for people to walk away and remember. This creates an emotional connection with the audience.

11. Avoid death by Power Point and Clip Art! Keep it simple with little to no text and one image.

12. Reherse. By the way, don’t be glued to a script but outline.

13. Lastly, don’t sweat the small stuff. The audience expects flaws as we are all human. So if you forget a point, the demo doesn’t work or the wrong slide comes up, don’t sweat it and keep delivering.

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3 thoughts on “Carmine’s Webinar on Presenting Like Steve Jobs

  1. Thanks so much for your feedback Estelle – and that is what I hope to be for many, that online coach for speaking and leadership.

    I expect the blog will be around for a long time so enjoy and share with colleagues!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jaimie, Thank you for your insight and tips, they really helped my first webinar go really well.

    Brian Maxwell
    New Thought Generation

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