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Speech Analysis: Steve Jobs (Flashback Friday #13)

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Today’s Flashback Article

Steve Jobs - Stanford 2005This week, we’re headed back to November 2007, when we examined my favorite Steve Jobs speech ever: his Stanford commencement speech “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

This speech was nothing like his Apple launch presentations. He wasn’t revealing a new gadget to millions of Apple fans. The stock price wasn’t rising and falling on his every word. He didn’t have an army of technicians in the background.

Instead, it was just Steve. He taught us about the power of personal stories. He taught us about the impact of a pause. He taught us about conversational speechwriting. He taught us about birth, death, and rebirth.

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