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 →

When Your Presentation Crashes

If you’ve ever given a presentation dependent on technology, you’ve probably run into technical difficulties. In this guest blog from Bill Ganon of Connect2Sell, he provides a few tips on how to prepare and conquer those tricky situations when your presentation crashes.

The Twitter sphere went into warp speed on Sunday, February 26th, when the Best Picture Oscar was colossally flubbed on live television before millions of viewers.… Continue Reading →

Digital Agency Day: The Five Rules of Great Slideshare Creation

Digital Agency Day, co-hosted by Unbounce and HubSpot is next Thursday, March 16th.

Check out Kenny Nguyen’s virtual presentation “The Five Rules of Great Slideshare Creation” to learn how brands utilize the five rules of viral content in Slideshare. With many of our own slideshows hitting over 100k views, learn how your brand can repeat our formula of success. Kenny’s presentation will air at 9pm.… Continue Reading →

8 Surprising Traits of the Best Presenters

We were recently contacted by Alli Matson, an Inbound Growth Specialist at HubSpot, about her consulting project PresentationWit. Her focus on humor as an engaging presentation tactic aligns with our own here at Big Fish Presentations. She thought her article about surprising traits of the best presenters would be a good fit for our blog, and we agreed. Check out her guest post below, and visit her page for more tips on using humor in your presentations.… 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 →

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