Our goal has always been to help presenters. Our blogs, SlideShares and daily work is all about much more than gaining a following and making money. It’s about fixing something we find inherently wrong with presentations.
This is why we help companies, share our thoughts and provide tips and walkthroughs on how to combat the dull stigma of presentations. Our motto is “We turn presentations into experiences,” but it’s actually more along the lines of “We want to help you turn presentations into experiences.”
This has always been a value we stood by and strive for, so we were in awe when a major publishing company approached us to write our own book.… Continue Reading →
A picture is worth a thousand words. But what does that mean? Images are powerful and emotional. One image can tell an entire story. Images stir curiosity and engage an audience that wants to be entertained. In a presentation, images create an experience and leave a reference visual for your audience to remember in the future. Using photography in presentations can be tricky if it isn’t used correctly.… Continue Reading →
I’ve wanted to tell a little of my story as co-founder of Big Fish for quite some time now. I am very excited to have a little bit of time to sit down and share some of my experiences over the last three years since the inception of BFP. Most people who have read about us know a little about how we started.… Continue Reading →
Clients frequently request video production or motion graphics to implement into presentations.
It’s because people are tired of boring, predictable PowerPoint slides. Adding video or animation serves as the visual eye candy that gives the audience a break from stale text. Learning the software and producing visuals is a strenuous and time-consuming task. It’s a task Phil Roberts, Head of Production, has mastered.… Continue Reading →
What’s your biggest fear?
Think about it. Now think about standing on a stage, in front of 500 people, about to pitch an idea you’ve been working on for the last month.
When situations like this happen – public speaking – there’s two things that can happen: You place those 500 people in a state of awe, or you place yourself in a frozen state of fear.… Continue Reading →
Excerpt from Kenny Nguyen’s blog http://kenny-nguyen-mm0e.squarespace.com/blog:
For the last three years, I’ve had many opportunities to speak nationwide about public speaking on behalf of my company Big Fish Presentations. However, while speaking alongside numerous great communicators, I’ve only seen a few that possess that certain “it” factor. That spark, fire, and swagger that makes them easily more likable and trustworthy than any other person in the room.… Continue Reading →
Life happens: deadlines are pushed, meetings pop up and, sometimes, you have to be ready to present at any given time. You could be given a lot of time to prepare or no time. Your boss could drop a surprise presentation on you, and it’s your job to be able to handle it. For many people, presenting on the spot can be the biggest challenge when it doesn’t have to be.… Continue Reading →
Theatre directors are responsible for how a play is supposed to flow. If a scene drags on too long, the audience will get bored and demand their tickets back. If a scene rushes too fast, the audience will get confused and will also demand their tickets back. The director finds the perfect flow that presents the play in the best possible way.… Continue Reading →
How many people do you think are committing themselves to a New Year’s resolutions?
I personally don’t believe in resolutions, because through my own experiences I’ve realized one thing:
Resolutions don’t work for everyone.
To me, they’re just psychological “commitment devices” that force you to punish yourself and feel bad for not achieving a goal. Resolutions ultimately make you feel out of control and stressed.… Continue Reading →
74% of Americans have fears and anxiety towards public speaking. According to Forbes Magazine, the number one fear for the average person is public speaking. The second fear is death. This means that most people would rather die than give a speech in front of a crowd. So what is it that makes us so afraid? We narrowed it down to seven fears that can get in the way of a great speech.… Continue Reading →