Category Archives: Presentation Breakdowns

Recap: The Art of Storytelling + 10 Key Takeaways

 

UntitledLast Wednesday, we had a wonderful time moderating a webinar called The Art of Storytelling with our friends Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local and Brittany Hodak of Zinepak  at General Assembly. Our goal was to share tips on the fundamentals of storytelling, how those fundamentals apply in our digital world today, and what it means for our future.

The webinar was a hit on Twitter and we received many emails asking us to share the video.  … Continue Reading →

The Big Fish Process

Over the past few years, we have not only had the fortune to observe, but also work with some of today’s greatest presenters. As time passed, we found our own process to emulate some of the presenters we admired. We discovered that:

ENGAGING CONTENT

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HIGH QUALITY DESIGN AND SIMPLISTIC VISUALS

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POWERFUL DELIVERY

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AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

It may seem easy, but it wasn’t always this simple.… Continue Reading →

6 Secrets of Master Presenters.

What do famous public figures like Ellen Degeneres, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Tony Robbins have in common? Besides being insanely successful in their respective fields, they’re also world-renowned presenters.

After watching hundreds of presenters online and in person, we at Big Fish Presentations decided to highlight six presenters, past and present, that really stuck out to us. Here’s a look at their strategies—and how you can incorporate their magic into your own presentations.… Continue Reading →

Hack Day

What is hack day?

Well, it’s something we do here at Big Fish that, we guess, is unique to us. It basically involves working during the weekend. Now wait – before you close this window; know that hack day is much more than that.

See, we’re busy. Always busy actually. So when it comes to doing a lot of in-house projects or just fun ideas we want to execute, it’s hard to find the time to do it.… Continue Reading →

Behind the Screens of my TEDx Talk

This week’s guest post is from Dima Ghawi. After emigrating from her home country of Jordan in l996 Dima pursued her passion for education and leadership, obtaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and an undergraduate degree in Economics from San Diego State University. Dima is currently the Talent Development Manager for IBM at the Baton Rouge Services Center; responsible for implementing training programs for new employees. Continue Reading →

Smartwatch Showdown

Recently, Motorola released it’s new smart watch, the Moto 360. Even more recently Apple announced that it’s now dipping its own feet into the smartwatch industry.

As the list of ever-expanding smartwatches increases, we find ourselves asking which one is the best. Apple has clearly shown it can fit a lot into that tiny watch, but how does it stand up against the Moto 360 and vice versa.… Continue Reading →

The Most Important Part of Any Business Pitch

This week we have a guest post from our friends over at Prezi. Specifically Rocio Medina, who is the regional Manager for Latin America, Spain and Portugal at Prezi. Before Prezi, Rocio spent 13 years helping global companies such as McDonalds, Mexicana Airlines, and Midas reach their goals in international markets. She also mentors young Latin entrepreneurs looking to bring their startups to the next level in Silicon Valley.Continue Reading →

4 lessons we learned from writing our own book.

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 →

The Top 7 Rookie Mistakes Of Public Speaking.

They say there’s no point where you should stop learning. Here at Big Fish, we have to continually be open to different ideas, approaches and the far-off unknown. In this, we’ve always wanted to have a guest post for our blog. Unfortunately, we never really followed through on having a guest blogger… That is, until we met Sarah:

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The following post is a guest post from Sarah Bedrick.Continue Reading →

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