Jobs’ Mad Skills Dazzle Horn Blower

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Presentation Zen: Even legendary jazz artist and master performer, Wynton Marsalis, couldn’t help but be impressed by Jobs’ presentation skills. Just seconds before Marsalis raised his trumpet to play, he paused and said (without a direct mic)…”That was a great presentation.” The audience laughed at what was clearly a spontaneous gesture. Marsalis and his band were the “encore” to Steve Jobs’ special presentation and media event in San Jose, California yesterday (October 12). And Marsalis was right: It was a great presentation…as usual.

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About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.