Carmine Gallo analyzes Steve Jobs’ presentation techniques in this fascinating video:

Here are some of his points:

1. Make the theme clear and consistent
2. Provide the outline
3. Open and close each section with a clear transition
4. Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm
5. Make numbers and statistics meaningful
6. Analogies help connect the dots for your audience
7. Paint a simple picture that doesn’t overwhelm
8. Identify your memorable moment and build up to it

One question does niggle me: At what point does learning from accomplished public speakers pass into the “wisdom of words” or the “enticing words of man’s wisdom” which the Apostle was so anxious to avoid (1 Cor. 1:17; 2:1,4,13)?