Eminent Speech Story Arc
My Eminent Person: Steve Jobs
Exposition: Introducing Jobs, started Apple computer in 1976 with Wozniak, huge success
Conflict: Next few Apple products had severe design flaws
Rising Action #1: IBM surpasses Apple in sales
Rising Action #2: Apple releases Macintosh in 1984, but despite positive sales, it’s not IBM compatible
Rising Action #3: CEO John Sculley thinks that Jobs is hurting Apple
Climax: Steve Jobs was fired from Apple
Falling Action #1: Steve Jobs created NeXT Inc, and also purchased an animation company that later became Pixar from George Lucas.
Falling Action #2: Pixar was very successful, netting $4 billion whereas NeXT wasn’t doing so well.
Resolution: Apple bought NeXT in 1996 and Steve Jobs returned as CEO of Apple