Category Archives: Presentation Breakdowns

TED Talk of the Week: Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore

Big Fish Presentations prides itself on the cultivation of excellent presentations. In order to achieve excellence, we must strive to grow and learn every day. One way to do that is to study great speakers around us.
TED Talk of the Week is a series that allows us to explore strengths found in speeches covering a number of topics.
We listen, we learn, we grow.
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Jon Youshaei Gives a ***Flawless Speech About Beyonce

Hold Up now, because we’re getting in Formation to talk about this Irreplaceable keynote by Jon Youshaei.

(Okay, we’re done with the Beyonce puns.)

We’re living in a crazy world right now. From political unrest to unnerving natural disasters, the past year has rocked our society to the brink and back. But there’s still one shining light that we can all take comfort in – Beyonce and her amazing music.… Continue Reading →

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 →

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