Tag Archives: speech

4 Ways Any Speaker Can Win Over Any Audience

A lot of clients will come to us to not only design their presentations, but to also write them. While we handle content from multiple industries, we notice there are classic similarities when it comes to delivering a convincing presentation:

1) Tell Stories

Telling stories allows the audience to create a personal connection with you, your product, and your service. Stories are great because they tell the audience WHAT you do and WHY you do it.… Continue Reading →

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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Three Powerful Speeches by Muhammad Ali that Moved the World

Muhammed Ali Speaks On June 3, 2016, the world lost a champion in Muhammad Ali. World-renowned for his confidence, charisma, and will, he was a source of inspiration for many of us that needed a figure to be their champion. Ali knew how to captivate his global audience through his words and actions both in and out of the ring. Known as the king of motivational quotes, among other titles, Ali’s words of wisdom have been used to inspire greatness.… 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 →

How to Involve Your Audience

Order your copy today!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 sample chapter “How to Involve Your Audience” from The Big Fish Experience explains how to hook your audience- and keep them hooked.… Continue Reading →

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 →

How to be the Coolest Person at Your Funeral

After attending more than five funerals in the past two years, Kenny asked himself: How can I craft a life story that others would love to tell? Though the past two years had been one of the roughest times of his life, it was also the most eye opening. When he got the opportunity to speak at Hubspot’s Inbound 2015, Kenny decided to take what he learned through his grief and use it to honor the loved ones he lost and continue their legacy in the community.… 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 →

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