Category Archives: Presentation Breakdowns

TED Talk of the Week: Chetan Bhatt

The Speaker

Chetan Bhatt is a sociologist, professor, and human rights activist. He teaches at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he leads LSE Human Rights. His concentrations include nationalism, religious extremism and violence, social theory, and terrorism studies.

The Topic

“Chetan Bhatt: Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are.”

In today’s society, there’s an extraordinary emphasis on knowing where exactly you’re “from.” Everyone has a place of origin, whether that’s your or your ancestor’s birth place.… Continue Reading →

Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking: Manoj Vasudevan

On August 26, Manoj Vasudevan became the 2017 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking with his speech “Pull Less, Bend More“. In it, he tells a captivating story of how he overcame marital issues with sage advice from his mother. With metaphors, imagery, and real-world lessons, this simple seven-minute speech is truly enchanting.

At a Glance:

The Speaker
Manoj Vasudevan is a world-renowned leadership coach and management consultant who has worked with many major multinational companies in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe.… Continue Reading →

5 Lessons from Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech

Mark Zuckerberg faced a greater challenge than defining the big idea for the Harvard Class of 2017 commencement speech. As an icon of the millennial generation, of the internet, and of connecting the world, Zuckerberg’s celebrity status, wealth, and various rumors and myths precede him, threatening to overshadow anything he says. Before building his big idea, Zuckerberg had to connect with his audience to really grab their attention.… Continue Reading →

13 Tips to Deliver Memorable Presentation Webinars

Below is an excerpt on webinars from the Big Fish Presentations book The Big Fish Experience. Order and get more sample chapters here.

We live in a digital world. We are frequently asked how to give good presentations through impersonal, digital formats such as webinars that take place remotely and online. While you may not have to worry about stage fright when giving a webinar, that can be a double-edged sword.… Continue Reading →

5 Presentation Techniques Presidents Use to Impact an Audience [Featuring Inauguration Speeches]

Today, our nation will say farewell to President Obama as he completes his eight-year service and passes the mantel to Donald Trump. And Trump will address the nation as President Trump for the first time. Inauguration day is a tradition that began with the birth of our nation, and the inaugural address is the most important of traditions, only second to the oath of office.… Continue Reading →

How to Mind Map Your Presentation

People frequently email us to ask, “Hey Big Fish, how exactly do you brainstorm your content for your presentations?” After receiving multiple email requests in the last couple of months, we decided to share our self-developed mind mapping technique with the world.

When you are brainstorming the presentation you want to create, follow the below process to mind map out your points.… Continue Reading →

Four Public Speaking Resolutions Every Presenter Should Make in 2017

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We’re a bunch of goal junkies at Big Fish Presentations/ThreeSixtyEight. However, we’re realists in that we can only focus on so many goals. For 2017, we’d like to challenge our clients, readers, and friends on becoming the best presenters they can be. Instead of creating a long list of resolutions for 2017, we narrowed our focus to just four . If you’re able to accomplish and learn how to do these four resolutions well, we guarantee the impact your presentations deliver will drastically improve.… Continue Reading →

The Essentials: Presentation Programs

The Essentials

The Presentation Programs for the Everyday Presenter

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For our final Christmas Gift to our readers, we offer the next post in our The Essentials series. We are featuring presentation program resources that bring your design to life.

If you don’t have time to scour websites for photos and fonts, here are easy design programs + companies that can help you create presentations quickly.Continue Reading →

The Essentials: Design Resources

The Essentials

Design Resources for the Everyday Presenter

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Continuing our Christmas Gifts to our readers, we offer the next post in our The Essentials series. For the second part of this series, we are featuring design resources that anyone (those who aren’t designers by nature) can use.

If you are planning a slideshow presentation and would like to include photography/illustrations in your slide decks, here are three sites we recommend for design information, and five web resources for free and paid photography and graphics.Continue Reading →

6 Ways Tony Robbins Masters Public Speaking

This blog is written from the perspective of Kenny Nguyen.

Over the weekend, I had a chance to watch Tony Robbins’ new, I Am Not Your Guru, special on Netflix. I watched it again the next day… Then again, a couple of days later.

It was that good. 

Besides the captivating messages on how to better one’s self, and the heartwarming stories featured, Robbins truly exemplified what it takes to be a world-class presenter (if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out).… Continue Reading →

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