Category Archives: Public Speaking

TED Talk of the Week: Tom Gruber

In 2013, the movie Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, depicted a relationship between a man and a disembodied voice coming from a Bluetooth earbud. The voice on the other end was Scarlett Johansson as a form of artificial intelligence created to be a companion to lonely humans. This week’s TED Talk speaker is Tom Gruber, one of the creators of Siri, which was part of the inspiration for the film.… Continue Reading →

TED Talk of the Week: Tricia Wang

Welcome to our Weekly TED Talk series. We’ll choose a new presentation each week to break down using our presentation concepts from The Big Fish Experience. First, we give you a quick look, followed by more specific insights, and end with some takeaways. Let us know what you think about the speech in the comments, or suggest a TED Talk for us to analyze in a future article.… Continue Reading →

TED Talk of the Week: Tim Ferriss

Welcome to our Weekly TED Talk series. We’ll choose a new presentation each week to break down using our presentation concepts from The Big Fish Experience. First, we give you a quick look, followed by more specific insights, and end with some takeaways. Let us know what you think about the speech in the comments, or suggest a TED Talk for us to analyze in a future article.… 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 →

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: Content + Delivery

Content + Delivery Resources for the Everyday Presenter

As an early Christmas gift to our readers, we offer the first post in our new series The Essentials. We will feature compilations of our favorite posts that we recommend to everyone looking to improve their presentation game. For the first part of this series, we are featuring creating great content and powerful delivery.… Continue Reading →

Our 10 Presentation Commandments

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This blog post below is adapted and expanded upon based on a section titled The Big Fish Presentations Commandments from The Big Fish Experience: Create Memorable Presentations That Reel In Your Audience.

Throughout our time at Big Fish, we’ve regularly shared pieces of advice that applies to all presentations. That being said, we thought we’d share our ten most useful tips in the form of “commandments.”

The 10 Big Fish presentation commandments:

  1. Present what’s in it for the world, not yourself.
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Three Powerful Speeches by Muhammad Ali that Moved the World

Muhammed Ali Speaks On June 3, 2016, the world lost a champion in Muhammad Ali. World-renowned for his confidence, charisma, and will, he was a source of inspiration for many of us that needed a figure to be their champion. Ali knew how to captivate his global audience through his words and actions both in and out of the ring. Known as the king of motivational quotes, among other titles, Ali’s words of wisdom have been used to inspire greatness.… Continue Reading →

Three takeaways for presenters behind Sheryl Sandberg’s Commencement Speech

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COO of Facebook, activist, author of Lean In and all-around power woman, Sheryl Sandberg gave a commencement speech last weekend for University of California, Berkley. She spoke about resilience and overcoming adversities, something she is very familiar with, after her husband and CEO of SurveyMonkey, David Goldberg, tragically died last year while on vacation. The students in the crowd can relate to her message, but they can also learn a few tips from her presentation skills.… Continue Reading →

10 Presentation Challenges for the New Year

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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 →

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