Video: Steve Jobs meets Cupertino City Council

“If you haven’t seen the video of Steve Jobs addressing Cupertino City Council the other night, it’s worth checking out. The really interesting thing about it is the way his performance contrasts with his Macworld keynote speeches. Gone is the polished showman. There’s no slick slideshow or whooping audience (in fact there’s barely an audience at all). And Jobs seems much more nervous talking to the Council members than he does addressing the world’s media at Macworld,” Kenny writes for Mac Vista.

“Note the way he shuffles, scratches and adjusts his glasses. He appears to be almost humble. But is it for real, or another example of Jobs’ supreme communication skills? Among the many things Jobs is good at is talking to an audience. He’s an expert at adjusting his pitch to suit the recipient of his message in order to ensure he gets what he wants. And I think this is what he is doing here,” Kenny writes.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The maestro plays ’em like a fiddle.

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  1. Greg says Polticians are so predictable. They are/can be more star struck than the average citizen. It looked like a love fest at the end.

    And you guys don’t see that as THEM massaging Job’s Famous Giant Ego?

  2. “If there was a video of Steve taking a dump, so of you would praise and worship it, too.”

    It would be perfect cube of excrement in a gleaming white toilet balanced on an aluminum stand.

  3. But is it for real, or another example of Jobs’ supreme communication skills?

    You do know that he rehearses the keynotes like crazy, right?

    Why one EARTH would he rehearse for this. There you have it.. the difference.

    Analysis of this regarding him being ‘nervous’ is f****g retarded.

  4. Apple haters have this fascination with sh*t… I guess they spend their day imagining all sorts of gross things like that.

    While Apple fans are discussing about the company, its CEO, their computers, software and other electronic gadgets, the Apple haters like to talk about dumps, sh*t and other related fecal matters.

    Seriously, who always brings this topic first?

  5. I saw this the other day… he is a master communicator. Humble Steve, yea right. My brother is in the AV biz, was in the room with Steve and eventually his handler. The handler was late, my brother had the nerve to talk to Steve in the mean time, not good. The handler gave my brother a hard time later. I love Steve’s company, and my brother’s experience was a few years ago, pre-cancer Steve, maybe he’s changed.

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  9. iFaulder – The thing to remember is that Cupertino is tiny. Less than 11 square miles in total area. Population is only 50k. Apple has much more clout in Cupertino than they would have in most of the larger adjacent cities.

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