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Public Speaking Tips : The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs speaking tips

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs will change the way you give presentations.


Here are some points extracted from the video:

  • Set the theme
  • Make your theme clear and consistent
  • Create a headline that sets the direction for the meeting
  • Provide the outline
  • Open and close each section with a clear transition
  • Make it easy for your listeners to follow your story
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm e.g. extraordinary, amazing, cool, incredible, unbelievable, awesome
  • Wow your audience
  • Sell an experience
  • Make numbers and statistics meaningful
  • Analogies help connect the dots for your audience
  • Make it visual
  • Point a simple picture that doesn’t overwhelm
  • Give ’em a show
  • Identify your memorable moment and build up to it
  • Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse
  • Spend the time to rehearse
  • One more thing…
  • Give your audience an added bonus to walk away with

11 Presentation Lessons You Can Still Learn From Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was an astonishing presenter because he informed, inspired, and entertained. Here are some of his presentation techniques:

  • Express your passion.
  • Create a Twitter-friendly headline.
  • Stick to the rule of three.
  • Introduce a villain.
  • Sell the benefit.
  • Build simple, visual slides.
  • Tell stories.
  • Prepare and practice excessively.
  • Avoid reading from notes.
  • Have fun.
  • Inspire your audience.

If you want to overcome stage fright and learn to speak with confidence, join a Toastmasters club. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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How to Talk to Anyone?

How To Talk to Anyone, Anytime?  meet-new-people

Do you feel uncomfortable during conversations with neighbours, co-workers, acquaintances or even family members?

Do you want to be a better conversationalist?

Here are some tips for talking to anyone, anytime extracted from the article “Become a Better Conversationalist” written by Patricia Fry, ATMS which was published in December 2014 Toastmasters Magazine:

To Become a Better Conversationalist

  • Express a sincere interest in the other person.
  • Ask meaningful questions.
  • Give compliments.
  • Listen.
  • Avoid debates.
  • Keep up to date on current events and issues.
  • Use humor.
  • Model someone whose communication skills you admire.

“If you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased.”  
– Ralph C. Smedley

How to Talk to People Without Being Awkward: 3 Quick Tips

  1. Be Genuinely Interested.
  2. Ask Open-Ended Questions.
  3. Be Willing and Open to Share.

Natural communication does not always come naturally.  A good place to practice your conversation skills is at your Toastmasters meeting. While the Toastmasters Competent Communication manual focuses on public speaking, many assignments in the Competent Leadership manual can help you practice one-on-one communication.

Practice is the key to helping you improve your communication and presentation skills.  Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environment.  You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence

This video shows you a few conversation tricks and nonverbal tips that use both your communication and people skills to lead to amazing conversation and memorable first impressions.

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