Steve Jobs

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Zach Kaszer
Topic: Steve Jobs
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the unique life and multiple accomplishments of the late Steve Jobs Central Idea:
Introduction: Steve Jobs was one of the most influential and successful figures in our generation, but his life wasn’t all that easy he had to overcome many obstacles and make a ton of crucial decisions. Jobs was the mastermind behind the iPod, iPhone, Macbook or other apple product you use every day. Jobs single handedly influenced modern culture more than any individual could have imagined.

Attention Getter: Steve Jobs was an influential successful figure of our generation, but his life wasn’t full of success and glamour.
Topic Introduction: Obstacles in his life
Relate the Topic to the Audience: iPods, iPhones and challenges
Relate the Topic to you as the Speaker: I strive for the work ethic of Mr. Jobs
Preview Your Main Points: His life in chronological order
Transition Statement: But before he became such an iconic figure he faced a challenging and confusing childhood. Body:
Early life-Atari:
Childhood
Genetic parents were grad students who put him up for adoption
Adoptive parents were a machinist that made lasers and an accountant
Grew up in Cupertino California (Silicone Valley)
Went to Hewlett Packard Company after school frequently an had a summer job
Early Adulthood
Went to Reed College in Oregon and dropped out after a single semester but continued to live there in his friends rooms and drop in on classes Jobs himself was quoted as saying at Stanford’s commencement speech "If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts." Took a job as a technician at Atari

Took a trip to India to find spiritual enlightenment for 7 months
Experimented with LSD and practiced Zen Buddhism upon return According to CBS News who obtained a copy of Jobs’ FBI record he had admitted...
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