The Big Fish Blog

How to Pitch Your Startup by Blake Menefee of Dell

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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 →

4 Ways Design Can Make Your Content Shine

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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 →

5 TED Talks That Will Blow Your Mind

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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 →

Do a Little Dance, Make a Big Point


What is the most creative presentation you’ve seen?

I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that it wasn’t a PowerPoint slideshow.

The truth is that most presentations aren’t exciting or entertaining. They consist of a series of images and text, conveying a message in a very straightforward way. We’ve experienced these presentations many times in our lives. We know they aren’t what they could be, and we know they’re fixable, but a lot of people have problems with changing their habits.… Continue Reading →

Our Presentation Philosophy


We are in the business of creating experiences.

Clients come to us because they need a better way to share their ideas. They’re looking for a way to create a memorable platform in which to showcase their product, service or cause. They know their material front and back. They’re simply trying to enhance their audiences’ perceptions of the information.

In short, they come to us because they want us to tell a story, their story.… Continue Reading →

Christopher Nolan and Storytelling

“Every film should have its own world, a logic and feel to it that expands beyond the exact image that the audience is seeing.” -Christopher Nolan

As quoted above, Christopher Nolan has come to understand and master the often intangible elements surrounding the creation of a masterpiece.

This is the man that single-handedly sparked the rebirth of the Batman legacy in his Dark Knight Trilogy.… Continue Reading →

Presentation or Video?


Both presentations and videos are great tools for your business, whether they are for marketing, sales or just plain informative. Today, businesses take advantage of both styles in order to maximize their information output, but it takes more thought than you might think in order to decide the correct time to pursue them.

Two different forms of showcasing information. Two different purposes and processes.… Continue Reading →

Presentations & Business: From Message to Millions


So, you’re going to pitch your business, eh? You’ve probably got your standard PowerPoint and a decent speech prepared. You know your potential clients pretty well, and you think you know what they want to hear. That’s all you need right?

Maybe.

If you want to put yourself and your ideas out there, and you’re comfortable in your value proposition, then by all means do your thing.… Continue Reading →

The Way to Sway: 5 Steps to Developing Charisma in Presentations

Being charismatic is a strange art. It’s a blend of passion and confidence that can be extremely powerful in many different ways. With strong charisma comes drastic change. A charismatic person can spark movements, break boundaries and alter the lives of the masses. Few have outstanding charisma, but it is within reach for each and every one of us.

Politicians, preachers and actors have the best charisma.… Continue Reading →

Preparing Presentations: 5 Ways to Practice ’til Perfect

“Practice makes perfect.”

We’ve all heard it.  Many, many times, in fact.

Although it has been repeated many times over your lifetime, it still rings truth.  In any skill that you choose to pursue, if you practice it enough, you will be nearly perfect at it.  There’s no way to get around it.  Unless you are naturally talented at something or get extremely lucky, odds are the only way to “sharpen your sword,” so to speak , is through repetition.  … Continue Reading →