Steve jobs, the man of billions. Steve shows us at the graduation speech in stanford, that you make something out of nothing by putting dedication into the thing that you love, and inspires us to follow our dream. We first get introduced to “ connecting the dots “ , in steve’s speech he tells us that you can only connect the dots looking backwards, and everything you you stumble on will be priceless in the future. In his second story he tells us that when you find what you love to do, it’s hard not to do it. Steve told the graduates that remembering you’ll be dead soon helped him make big choices.
Rhetorical Analysis: "You've got to find what you love," "Find what you love" CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, Steve Jobs, in his commencement speech, You've got to find what you love, emphasizes the importance of doing what makes you happy. Jobs' purpose is to convince his audience to follow their intuition and hearts In order to “Find what you love”; He speaks and stresses the importance of using ones setbacks as a means for growth, he adopts a realistic tone in order to encourage the StandFord graduates to pursue their passions. In order to express the importance in finding what you love he uses anecdotes, pathos, ethos. Jobs begins his speech by proving you have to start somewhere to reach your full potential. He uses emotional anecdotes to show his character and history.
If Steve Jobs would have depended on his luck he would have not earned his fame and reputation like he had. Steve Jobs earned his fame because he worked hard. He didn’t have a dorm room, so he slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, he returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and he would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. This is what a leader needs; hard work. The concept I like is that “the real role of the leader is to figure out how you make diverse people and elements work together (p.100).
They are wherever from shading books to the youngsters ' menu at an eatery. In the main segment of his discourse, Jobs discusses coming to an obvious conclusion, however he is not looking at shading book dabs, he is discussing the spots of life. In his opening lines, Jobs states quickly that he dropped out of school. He then went ahead to state that dropping out was one of the best choices he had ever constructed. Jobs quit taking classes that we of no enthusiasm to him and took others that interested him.
Jobs does this through the use of anecdotes that portray the literary techniques of logos, counterargument, and allegory to tell the students to not let limitations get the best of you, get back up when you or knocked down and to live life to the fullest. Jobs's first Anecdote is about “Connecting the Dots”; he starts this by saying that “he dropped out of college after the first six months”, but dropping in other classes “for another 18 months or so”. Among these classes, one was a calligraphy class. This class, according to him, would form the basis of the User Interface of the Macintosh Computer, influencing that placement of the text in its Operating System. Using the strategy of Logos, giving it an optimistic tone rather than a sympathetic tone, he made this anecdote a beacon from those in lowly and impoverished settings not to give up and chive on, because good things are bound
Steve Jobs’ assertion, “ Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,” is valid because by remembering that in the end, we will all die. We should not contain our way of thinking and how we want to live life. By remembering that life is short, our minds will begin to think differently and perceive life differently.
Within his commencement address Jobs shares three stories from his life that helped him succeed, claiming it will do the same for everyone else. His first story is about connecting the dots, and how every one of his decisions that appeared like the wrong ones at the time ended up being the right moves later on in his life. Jobs states “So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back, it was one of the best decisions I ever made.” Also, he goes on saying how “ you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them backward.” However this negates the lives of numerous individuals. By Jobs saying that it resists the
Just three stories.” Through a simple start and the use of trigger words Steve Jobs, managed to keep the audience focused during the whole speech and interested to find out what comes next. Steve Jobs by using the important technique of storytelling he touched the heart of his audience. Through the simplicity of his language, the
He uses rhetorical questions like “Want to see that again?” or “Pretty cool, huh?” In order to engage the audience What Steve Jobs wants is not an answer to these rhetorical questions but to incite thought and understanding of the audience, by playing with their emotions. I’ve noticed that he uses the repetition of words to cause a dramatic effect, for example, “We are gonna use the best pointing device in the world” and “We are gonna use a pointing device we are all born with” etc. Furthermore, in a point of the presentation he begins a lot of phrases with the same word. In this case “Watch…, they become….” like “Watch your thoughts, they become words” etc. He also repeats words at the end of phrases, “the people” etc.