TED Talk of the Week: Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore

Big Fish Presentations prides itself on the cultivation of excellent presentations. In order to achieve excellence, we must strive to grow and learn every day. One way to do that is to study great speakers around us.
TED Talk of the Week is a series that allows us to explore strengths found in speeches covering a number of topics.
We listen, we learn, we grow.
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Jon Youshaei Gives a ***Flawless Speech About Beyonce

Hold Up now, because we’re getting in Formation to talk about this Irreplaceable keynote by Jon Youshaei.

(Okay, we’re done with the Beyonce puns.)

We’re living in a crazy world right now. From political unrest to unnerving natural disasters, the past year has rocked our society to the brink and back. But there’s still one shining light that we can all take comfort in – Beyonce and her amazing music.… Continue Reading →

TED Talk of the Week: Chetan Bhatt

The Speaker

Chetan Bhatt is a sociologist, professor, and human rights activist. He teaches at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he leads LSE Human Rights. His concentrations include nationalism, religious extremism and violence, social theory, and terrorism studies.

The Topic

“Chetan Bhatt: Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are.”

In today’s society, there’s an extraordinary emphasis on knowing where exactly you’re “from.” Everyone has a place of origin, whether that’s your or your ancestor’s birth place.… Continue Reading →

Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking: Manoj Vasudevan

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:

The Speaker
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 →

TED Talk of the Week: Anjan Chatterjee

When’s the last time the pinks and purples of a beautiful sunset stopped you in your tracks? You looked up at the sky and could almost feel the beauty in front of you. Our brains are hardwired to appreciate beautiful things, which is why a piece of art, a handsome face, or even the colors of the sky affect our emotions.… Continue Reading →

Q+A with Jennifer Crowe, Partnerships Associate at Forbes Live

We had the great opportunity to meet Jennifer Crowe, Partnerships Associate with Forbes Live, at Collision back in May. Recently, we caught up with her and chatted about conferences, New Orleans, and building brand awareness. Find out the most unique brand experience she’s seen at a conference and get some advice on building your own conference series.

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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 →

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