Do you ever leave an interview wishing you had done a better job communicating your strengths? How important are presentation skills in advancing your career and building your personal brand? What makes for an engaging presentation? This weeks podcast is from The Canadian Career Development Webinar Series with Carmine Gallo author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs-How to be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience. This coming week, millions of people will tune in to hear Steve Jobs launch a set of new products- why? Partly because we know that Apple seems to continually create breakthrough products, but mainly because Steve Jobs is an insanely great presenter. Carmine Gallo a columnist with Businessweek.com shares his research and ideas on what Steve Job’s secrets are. According to Mark, there are 3 keys that Steve Job’s uses every time that he presents that creates a “wow” when he takes the stage. Act 1-Create the Story-A strong story will give you the confidence and ability to win over your audience. Act 2-Deliver the experience-Turn your presentations into visually appealing and “must-have” experiences. Act 3-Refine and Rehearse-Steve spends numerous hours preparing and rehearsing for his presentations. You don’t have to be a billionaire or CEO to use these simple principles. Steve has been working on his skills for over 30 years, there really are no secrets, start on yours today. As the world’s foremost management consultant Peter Drucker once commented “When you move one step up from the bottom,your effectiveness depends on your ability to reach others through the spoken and written word” What are your comments on presentation skills ? Join the conversation and share your thoughts on my blog. Last week’s poll results; What role has Steve Job’s presentation skills played in raising the profile of Apple? This weeks poll; Would you like to own your business? The Canadian Career Development Webinar-Starting & Managing a Successful Business; Join Darcy Whyte founder of The Rubber Power Company and Craig & Amber Hall founders of The Equator Coffee Company Thurs Jan 28 12-1 EST. These three entrepreneurs share the dos and dont’s in starting and running your own business. FREE Webinar Get the Right Career Right Now! Invest 1 hour in your career to help manage risk in your career? Join our free webinar-Tuesday Jan 26, 12-1 p.m. ET. This complimentary 1-hour workshop is based on my book; Get the Right Job Right Now! It’s easy to learn simple ways to take control of your career, all from the comfort & convenience of your own desk. Limited to 20 participants. Click and register. Do you feel stuck? Need help with a professional resume, job search and interview perperation? Invest in yourself; get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me. Creating a story, along the road with you! Alan PS. Need help with your interview preparation skills? Get the personalized support you need with The 90 Day Career Search Program. PPS. Connect with me on twitter and LinkedIn. .