Author Archives: Big Fish Presentations

8 Ways To Make Any Presentation Interesting

When you’ve been helping people with presentations for as long as we have, you learn thing or two. One of the most important things we’ve learned is that there really isn’t such a thing as a “boring topic.” You may have some topics that aren’t the most exciting or enthralling but, at the core of every presentation, the level of interest isn’t determined by what you’re speaking about… Rather, it’s how you speak about.… Continue Reading →

Three takeaways for presenters behind Sheryl Sandberg’s Commencement Speech

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COO of Facebook, activist, author of Lean In and all-around power woman, Sheryl Sandberg gave a commencement speech last weekend for University of California, Berkley. She spoke about resilience and overcoming adversities, something she is very familiar with, after her husband and CEO of SurveyMonkey, David Goldberg, tragically died last year while on vacation. The students in the crowd can relate to her message, but they can also learn a few tips from her presentation skills.… Continue Reading →

SlideShare Handbook

SlideShare is one of the best ways to get your brand’s voice in front of the right people. This morning, Kenny shared his top five rules of crafting a memorable SlideShare at the SlideShare Summit.

As promised, we have now released our very own SlideShare Handbook. Click here to learn more on how to write, design, and market powerful content on this great platform.… Continue Reading →

SlideShare Summit

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One of the most difficult challenges of public speaking is creating a presentation that best represents your topic. You can spend hours upon hours attempting to craft something that will impact and entertain your audience.

This is why we want you to know about the SlideShare Summit – a free, virtual summit from March 9th to 14th. This summit will teach you how to build epic presentations, breathe life into old content, get more leads and subscribers, and build a brand that is truly memorable.… Continue Reading →

How to Involve Your Audience

Order your copy today!Ever feel like you’re talking at your audience, rather than talking to them? The brain begins to tune things out after an average of 9 minutes and 59 seconds- no matter how interesting you are. The trick to a great presentation is to keep your audience engaged. So, how do you do it?

This week’s sample chapter “How to Involve Your Audience” from The Big Fish Experience explains how to hook your audience- and keep them hooked.… Continue Reading →

9 Tips to Tell Your Brand Story on Social Media

This week’s guest post in from Mike Farrell. Mike is a community manager who works in Likeable Local’s NYC office. He is an avid reader, writer, and listener of hip-hop. Normally averse to referring to himself in the 3rd person, he thinks it is probably best for the purposes of a blog bio. Connect with Mike on Twitter: @mikefarrelldude.  

Below is an adapted version of a blog post that originally appeared on the Likeable Local blog.Continue Reading →

How to Craft a Big idea

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Last week we released a sample chapter from our latest book, The Big Fish Experience, and we hope it helped you learn a little bit about what makes a presentation simple, memorable, and understandable. As promised, this week our sample chapter focuses on “The Big Idea.”

This chapter is especially important because it defines your entire presentation. Behind every great presentation is a big idea; it inspires or challenges your audience to rally around a central idea.  … Continue Reading →

10 Presentation Challenges for the New Year

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For many people, the new year means setting new goals and challenging themselves to be even better than the year before. Here at Big Fish Presentations, we believe challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to create presentations that not only inform your audience, but captivate them as well.

So, this year we decided to help you get creative by compiling 10 challenges from our latest book, “The Big Fish Experience,” in the list below.… Continue Reading →

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