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:
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 →
We wanted to announce that our CEO, Kenny Nguyen, is now doing portions of his ‘The Big Fish Experience’ presentation workshops online at Savvy. For those unfamiliar with Savvy, it’s an online platform to help people get one-on-one personal lessons with teachers across the world. Recently, Savvy reached out to us to develop presentation courses.
Obviously, we obliged.… Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Last 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 →
If you’ve ever felt nervous before a presentation – relax, you’re not alone. According to the American Institute of Mental Health, around 74% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking.
Just remember that nervousness isn’t going to ruin your speech, in fact, it only really shows that you care. While this feeling may never go away, learning how to manage it is what separates a great speaker from a nervous wreck.… Continue Reading →
In the world of sales, presentations are everything—giving a good pitch is essential to winning over your customers and convincing them to purchase your product. At Big Fish Presentations, I have the great opportunity to help clients close large deals and secure investments by improving their sales presentations. When it comes to helping our clients deliver better presentations, I have to prove to them we know what we’re talking about by giving our own unique sales presentation.… Continue Reading →
At Big Fish, we hold the subject of entrepreneurship very dearly. As small businesses certainly drive the future of our economy, there’s just a certain special feeling we get when we help a small company successfully pitch to an investor or large client. There’s a certain magic that needs to be applied to startup pitches. It takes real research, focus, and strategy to make that first big sale.… Continue Reading →
At BFP, we believe that great content must be accompanied by great design in order to deliver an all-around memorable experience. Our motto is, “Content is King, and Design is its Queen.” Below are some examples of before & after slides that deliver powerful content in two different ways. We’ve done this to show that design can allow the audience to better experience content when they’re ingesting material with clean design.… Continue Reading →
In a follow up to our previous TEDxLSU post, we took another look at the popular TED Talks series. In this post we’ll show you 5 TED Talks that we think will “blow your mind!” The TED Talks series is such a good example for demonstrating the power of presentation. Each one of the speakers in these 5 videos does a great job of using some of the presentation tips that we’ve mentioned in previous posts, as well as others, to make their presentations worth remembering.… Continue Reading →