Author of 'The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs'

Last time spoke with , a communications coach who has counseled many executives on how to give great presentations, he offered (No. 2. Kill Your Audience ).

Evidence that people actually have not taken his advice on how to improve their presentation abilities is still . (See to view the carnage.)

As many others have also noted, perhaps today's model of presentation perfection is high-tech's uber-presenter and the subject of Gallo's book (): Apple's Steve Jobs.

In , Gallo examines Jobs' gifted public-speaking skills and offers a "ready-to-use framework to help you plan, deliver and refine the best presentation of your life," Gallo notes on his website. "It's as close as you'll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear." Senior Editor Thomas Wailgum recently spoke with Gallo about what makes Jobs so special, how much Jobs actually practices his craft, and what readers can borrow from Jobs' presentation talents. Also included in the interview are instructive YouTube videos of the Apple pitchman in action.