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Our 10 Presentation Commandments

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This blog post below is adapted and expanded upon based on a section titled The Big Fish Presentations Commandments from The Big Fish Experience: Create Memorable Presentations That Reel In Your Audience.

Throughout our time at Big Fish, we’ve regularly shared pieces of advice that applies to all presentations. That being said, we thought we’d share our ten most useful tips in the form of “commandments.”

The 10 Big Fish presentation commandments:

  1. Present what’s in it for the world, not yourself.
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8 Ways To Make Any Presentation Interesting

When you’ve been helping people with presentations for as long as we have, you learn thing or two. One of the most important things we’ve learned is that there really isn’t such a thing as a “boring topic.” You may have some topics that aren’t the most exciting or enthralling but, at the core of every presentation, the level of interest isn’t determined by what you’re speaking about… Rather, it’s how you speak about.… Continue Reading →

Three takeaways for presenters behind Sheryl Sandberg’s Commencement Speech

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COO of Facebook, activist, author of Lean In and all-around power woman, Sheryl Sandberg gave a commencement speech last weekend for University of California, Berkley. She spoke about resilience and overcoming adversities, something she is very familiar with, after her husband and CEO of SurveyMonkey, David Goldberg, tragically died last year while on vacation. The students in the crowd can relate to her message, but they can also learn a few tips from her presentation skills.… Continue Reading →

The Big Fish Experience presented at Talks@Google

In March, Kenny and Gus had the honor of speaking about Big Fish Presentations’ new book The Big Fish Experience at Google NYC. Google finally released the video to the public, and our team would like to share it with you.

[If you can’t see the above video, please follow the link here.]

 

Warning! Spoilers of key points mentioned throughout the video:

  • Engaging Content + Simplistic Design + Powerful Delivery = Presentation Experience
  • Great presentation content requires structure, a call to action, and a big idea.
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How to Craft a Big idea

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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 →

10 Presentation Challenges for the New Year

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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 →

Recap: The Art of Storytelling + 10 Key Takeaways

 

UntitledLast 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 →

The Big Fish Process

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:

ENGAGING CONTENT

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HIGH QUALITY DESIGN AND SIMPLISTIC VISUALS

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POWERFUL DELIVERY

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AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

It may seem easy, but it wasn’t always this simple.… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Conquer Stage Fright

If you’ve ever felt nervous before a presentation – relax, you’re not alone. According to the American Institute of Mental Health, around 74% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking.

Just remember that nervousness isn’t going to ruin your speech, in fact, it only really shows that you care. While this feeling may never go away, learning how to manage it is what separates a great speaker from a nervous wreck.… Continue Reading →

7 Ways to Discover, Develop, and Retain Company Culture

 To us, company culture is very, VERY important. It’s what distinguishes us from everyone else. Yeah, we can make a commercial for you, a presentation, even a brand story; but our values and culture is what makes our work different from the agency down the road. So, let’s preface with a story:

Two years ago, we were faced with losing one of our top designers to a well-established agency.… Continue Reading →

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