Have you heard of The Rule of Thirds?”
Unless you’re a designer, photographer or an artist, you probably don’t hear about it a lot. It’s a standard in the design world, used by professionals in many fields in order to achieve harmonious, clear placement of a variety of design elements. It’s a basic rule that, if followed correctly, greatly increases the value of images and text in any piece, (including a presentation) and the good news is that ANYONE can do it!… 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 →
What would you do if you woke up to find yourself experiencing a stroke?
That’s exactly what Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor experienced on the morning of December 10, 1996.
As a neuroanatomist, Taylor studies higher brain functions, particularly diseases such as Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When her brother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Taylor dedicated her career and her life to studying the disease and others like 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 →
This week we decided to try something new. Instead of breaking down a presentation in segments, we thought we’d review a popular TED talk and discuss it in a different form. This week’s presentation features the author of the mega-bestseller “Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert, a former magazine writer turned novelist, delves into the concepts behind the roots and realities of the creative process.… Continue Reading →