Apple Keynote Presenters - Stagefright?

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  1. KhunJay macrumors regular

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    Was it just my imagination or did a couple of the guys presenting yesterday look and sound really nervous ….couple of them fluffed a few lines…esp the guy who showed the iPads and MBPs. Even Tim Cook started off a bit shaky and later I could see his coach or someone told him to speak a little slower.

    The only guys who presented effortlessly were the software (mavericks guy) and the apps guy. Sorry I don't remember their names.

    I only bring this up because among other things Steve Jobs was a pretty flawless presenter.
     
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the same exact thing. Many of them looked/sounded nervous. Although, to be fair, I wouldn't want to be in their shoes! LOL.
     
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Yeah, having to go on stage every few months in front of drooling tech bloggers clinging to every word and product detail definitely isn't worth the millions in yearly salary.
     
  4. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the same thing too. I was surprised at the number of instances of flubbed lines, shaky voice, and even noticibly heavy breathing! What surprised me was when Eddy Cue obviously switched his use of "beautiful" and "lovely", he went back and corrected himself to stay on script, sounding nervous, instead of rolling with it.
     
  5. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Definitely quite a lot of fluffed lines, but I can forgive them as they're businessmen/tech guys first, showman....well, I wouldn't even say second or third. Steve Jobs was very much the exception.

    The media is overwhelmed with very proficient showmen/women/presenters that have all the substance of a waxwork.

    I know which I'd prefer, and be grateful they weren't like Ballmer!
     
  6. Dave-Z macrumors regular

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    I was quite surprised as well with the misspeakings; however, to me it did not come across as nervous or stage-fright but rather a lack of rehearsal.

    Not everyone is skilled at public speaking. For many Apple executives it seems to be more of a learned behaviour than a natural gifting. And that's okay. Let's be honest, they do better than a lot of other public speakers!
     
  7. irDigital0l Guest

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    Its ok because Craig is the best one.

    Its funny because if you watched him demoing Mountain Lion during WWDC 2012, he was pretty nervous.

    Now he takes things more casually and adds in humor.
     
  8. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the same. Craig (the Mavericks presenter) is by far the most personable guy on stage.
     
  9. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Sarcasm? Must be.... Id do that show in my underwear for millions of dollars. :D

    As for the presenters, yeah, they werent exactly electrifying. Why dont they get some hot chicks out there? Like the Price is Right girls or something. :) I know though - Apple doesnt do hot chicks or sexy people. Just dorks.
     
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Craig was very good on stage as always. The rest regretfully don't have the stage presence. But it hardly matters. Apple is a tech company, not a public speeches company. Not everyone is going to be able to sell something like Steve could.
     
  11. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    I heard they received electric shocks if they failed to say amazing every 30 seconds. If you watch the event, you'll see how some used the word every 10 seconds, and seemed much more relaxed. They were using a not yet released app called iShock, and it was strapped around their waists. That also explains why their shirts weren't tucked in. The iBelt is still a prototype, and had to be kept hidden. :D
     
  12. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Apple is still a lot better at presenting than all other tech companies. Have you seen Microsoft's presentations? Awful.

    Craig is the best presenter up there. He seemed the least nervous, he's really funny, and he seems very knowledgeable. He did an amazing job at WWDC.

    For presenting: Craig Federighi > Eddy Cue > Roger Rosner > Phil Schiller > Tim Cook

    Although Phil Schiller gets some bonus points for: "Can't innovate anymore, my ass!"
     
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    It seemed to me that they had a much longer version of the keynote but trimmed it for time. The pacing of this was much faster than others. They glossed over things very quickly. Too many products for a single keynote.
     
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