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Comparing Bill Gates and Steve Jobs’ Presentation Styles

Presentation Zen takes another look at Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and how they use presentation slideshows. As they explain, while Jobs obviously does it right, if you were to do what Gates does for work, you’d be fired. I’m amazed that there’s no effort at Microsoft to stop using the nested bullet point/flowchart diagram model.

As the article says, “Bill’s slides aren’t really necessary”. Sadly, the things Bill says, especially at trade shows, are often unnecessary as well, talking about “possible” products that someone else might create in the future. I’ll miss Bill and the leadership he brings to Microsoft, but I doubt anyone will miss his presentations and ill-fitting shirts.

Photo by Blind Justice and dfarber under CC

October 4th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Corporate, Apple, General | 2 comments

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  1. Besides, Bill uses PowerPoint and Steve uses Keynote!!

    Comment by anonymous | October 5, 2007

  2. It’s possible Steve used to use PowerPoint before Apple created Keynote.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | October 23, 2007

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