Steve Jobs: Modern Genius
Topic: Steve Jobs
Specific Purpose: To get the audience to understand Steve Jobs as a person and as the influential man he was.
A. Attention getter: Alright everyone, I know it is against the rules but pull out your phones from your pocket… chances are it is an iPhone if not maybe an android, or as I like to call them, iPhone-wannabes, today I am going to be talking about the man behind the iPhone and all of the Apple products we have come to love and use every day, Steve Jobs. B. Relevance: Steve Jobs is the reason we have the things like iPods, iPads, and the iPhone. Everyone that likes Apple products should at least care to listen about the man behind this generation. C. Credibility statement: I have always loved Apple products and been inspired by the genius and entrepreneurship of Steve Jobs and have done extensive research on him to present to you today. D. Central idea: My job here today is to inform you about the modern genius that was Steve Jobs, and his company. E. Initial preview: I am going to do this by discussing Steve Jobs life before Apple, inform the class about his company Apple, then finally talk about his untimely death. Transition to 1st main point: First, let’s talk about Steve Jobs as the person before the fame and wealth.
A. Point #1: Steve Jobs’ life
A.1. Stephen Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California. A.2. And was put up for adoption by his biological parents. A.3. According to allaboutstevejobs.com He never really cared for school. In fact he dropped out of college after one semester. Then moved into a hippie commune. A.4. A few months later after doing a lot of LSD, Steve returned to California to look for a job. He was hired at the video game company Atari. A.5. He then began experimenting with his childhood friend Stephen Wozniak, the most important person in his life.
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