Ever feel like you’re talking at your audience, rather than talking to them? The brain begins to tune things out after an average of 9 minutes and 59 seconds- no matter how interesting you are. The trick to a great presentation is to keep your audience engaged. So, how do you do it?
This week’s guest post in from Mike Farrell. Mike is a community manager who works in Likeable Local’s NYC office. He is an avid reader, writer, and listener of hip-hop. Normally averse to referring to himself in the 3rd person, he thinks it is probably best for the purposes of a blog bio. Connect with Mike on Twitter: @mikefarrelldude.
Last week we released a sample chapter from our latest book, The Big Fish Experience, and we hope it helped you learn a little bit about what makes a presentation simple, memorable, and understandable. As promised, this week our sample chapter focuses on “The Big Idea.”
This chapter is especially important because it defines your entire presentation. Behind every great presentation is a big idea; it inspires or challenges your audience to rally around a central idea. … Continue Reading →
Our book is out and we want the world to know
While, admittedly, we would love for you to rush to the stores and buy your own copy of The Big Fish Experience, we decided to share a total of five free sample chapters from our book over the next couple of weeks so you see what for yourself what The Big Fish Experience has to offer.… 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 →
As I’m sure you’ve heard, our company’s first book, “The Big Fish Experience,” is now available on Amazon. To be honest, we put our heart and soul into this book, because we want it to help people from around the world master the craft of presenting… However, we need your help to reach as many people as we can.… 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 →
Over the past few years, we have not only had the fortune to observe, but also work with some of today’s greatest presenters. As time passed, we found our own process to emulate some of the presenters we admired. We discovered that:
HIGH QUALITY DESIGN AND SIMPLISTIC VISUALS
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
It may seem easy, but it wasn’t always this simple.… Continue Reading →
This week’s guest post is from Charles E Gaudet II. Charles created his first business by the age 24, and is most recognized as a leading small business expert for entrepreneurs. His advice has been featured on Inc., Fox Business, Forbes, and many other media channels around the world. In addition to this, Charles is an international speaker, author of “The Predictable Profits Playbook,” and a marketing consultant.… Continue Reading →
Remember to keep checking in! We’ll be updating the blog with new information about the book, links to supplemental materials, as well as chances to win Big Fish goodies!
At Big Fish, we believe that whether a presentation is about a product, a service, a business, or a cause, at the end of the day it’s a story. We wrote The Big Fish Experience to help you tell yours.… Continue Reading →