I. Open with Impact
Who in this room owns or has owned any of these products? Just as I thought, the majority of you own at least one Apple product. Without these devices, our lives would be completely different.
II. Connect with Audience
I have an iPhone and I don’t know what I would do without it. It truly is the best phone I have ever had and because of multiple peoples’ creativity I am able to utilize it to its fullest capacity. There is even an app called “Georgie” that helps the blind operate iPhones and iPads by speaking to the user.
III. Establish Impact
We can credit one man, arguably the world’s most important and transformative technology leader, with the creation of these devices. Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder and ex-CEO of Apple Inc. tragically passed away last October, but left an undying impression on the way we think about and use technology forever.
IV. Thesis Statement
Steve Jobs was a hero because of his social contributions, and his role in the advancement of technology.
V. Main Points
After extensive research, I have concluded that the three main areas in which Steve Jobs changed technology has been music, the personal computer, and the cell phone.
Transition: So let’s start with how Steve Jobs left a lasting impression on the music industry. The new millennium was all about a rapid transition to digital content delivery; cassettes and CD’s were quickly becoming obsolete.
With the introduction of the iPod in 2001, Apple sparked a digital revolution, which allowed consumers to carry thousands of songs on a single small device in their pocket. The iPod was a smashing success, and quickly became a pillar of Apple's product lineup. As of a study done on September 1, 2010 there are oven 275 million iPods sold since 2001. But the real advantage of the iPod was its integration with iTunes.