This is the one you've waited for, where I get Steve to talk about his animalistic YouTube persona. But how do you ask calm collected Steve about crazy sweaty Steve? Very carefully.

As you can see in the video, he's not going to stop being himself, just because Bill Gates is officially out of the picture and the public finally sees Ballmer as the big man up top.

I'm me. And sometimes I'm very ebullient, sometimes I'm less. I think the most important thing is that I need to convey my belief, my optimism, also my views of how we need to improve, to our folks. And I try to do the best job I can and I do it my own way.


Does that mean more YouTube excitement? If it does, you'll surely see it here.

Stay tuned for more exciting Ballmer moments (and facial expressions), and then the full uncut interview video on Friday.

Steve Ballmer Exclusive Interview Series:
Part 1: Ballmer Talks Natal, Says Blu-ray Add-On for Xbox Coming
Part 2: Ballmer on the Smartphone Race: "It Doesn't Matter What the Critics Say"
Part 3: Ballmer on Zune: Sometimes You Get It Right The Third Time?


And in the rare case you hadn't seen the video I'm referring to: