You’ve been in that terrible position. That dull, mind-numbing state of being that we call the boring presentation.
Lemme guess. It’s in a dark room. There’s a projector showing a handful of abysmal graphs and an endless list of bullet points. These things are bad, but the worst part is that your speaker is droning in a monotone fashion. It’s a show we’ve all seen many times before, and yet nothing changes.… Continue Reading →
“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 →
This week’s presentation breakdown features Missing Link CEO and former rock star roadie Rich Mulholland. After operating lights for bands like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, Mulholland started South Africa’s first presentation company, Missing Link. He is also an outstanding speaker and education activist.
In this TED talk, Mulholland speaks about his proposition of reinventing the educational system. He believes that people should never stop learning.… Continue Reading →
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Kenny here. Today, I’d like to give our loyal blog followers, a nice little present from the Big Fish Presentations team.
You can now download our newest white-paper Seven Ways to Rock Your Next Presentation by clicking on the picture above or clicking the link here.… Continue Reading →
“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” – Mark Twain
“Um, you know, like…”
You’ve heard it many, many times in your daily life. Whether it’s your friend telling a story, your teacher giving a lesson, or even at a professional business pitch or speech. I bet you say it all of the time and don’t even realize it!… Continue Reading →
It’s an age-old argument. Whether it’s music, fashion or lifestyle, people are constantly debating the pros and cons of old vs. new. Do fundamentals outweigh breakthroughs? Is a fresh approach more effective than maintaining tradition?
These questions are often very difficult to answer. However, they are worth exploring.
At Big Fish, we frequently ponder this issue when it comes to giving and designing presentations.… Continue Reading →
Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention?
You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not in terms of presentations. It’s crucial to understand the importance of grasping an audience’s attention in the first moments of a talk. Your opening lines set the tone for your overall performance, so a great opener will prepare and intrigue the audience and ensure that your message is effectively received.… Continue Reading →
Public speaking is the number one fear in America. Death is number two.
From sweaty palms to cracking voices, speaking publicly can be terrifying, yet it is a crucial skill to have in the business world. We’d like to alleviate some of this stress by offering up some inspirational, informative quotes. These quotes are in no particular order, and the speakers range from well-known orators to presentation gurus.… Continue Reading →
Here at Big Fish, we stick by our belief that it takes studying great work in order to create great work. Without analyzing the masters of an art, it is impossible to produce work of the same caliber. So, in order to give you all a sense of work that we admire and perceive as some of the greatest, we have broken down two presentations, providing commentary and insights.… Continue Reading →
Anyone can stand up and speak to an audience.
Even if you’re deathly afraid of public speaking, you can squeak out a few words on stage.
However, rarely do you come across a person who speaks TO the audience and not AT them.
You may be thinking, “Well yeah, but I’m the exception. I’m a fantastic presenter!”
I don’t want to flatten your ego, but there’s always room to learn, my friends.… Continue Reading →