Our First Guest Post on Forbes: 5 All-Star Techniques You Can Use In Your Next Speaking Gig
Big day for us…our writers at Hook-Line-Sinker are now guest posting exclusive presentation articles on Forbes. Please check out our first and not definitely last blog post on Forbes called “5 All-Star Techniques You Can Use in Your Next Speaking Gig.”
This articles shares with common audiences how star presenters like Steve Jobs, Chris Rock, Martin Luther King Jr. Tony Hsieh, and Bill Clinton work their magic in enchanting audiences.
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“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 →
[Update 7/26: Some people say that the link isn't working for them to download the whitepaper. Just email us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to shoot it your way.]
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 →
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 →
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 →
This week’s presentation breakdown features brand specialist Rory Sutherland. ”Rory Sutherland stands at the center of an advertising revolution in brand identities, designing cutting-edge, interactive campaigns that blur the line between ad and entertainment.” (TED.com) We take a look at his newest TED talk as he delves into the realm of perspective, applying psychological solutions to economical and technological problems. Take a gander, and let us know what you think in the comments below or via Twitter or Facebook as well!… Continue Reading →
So we’ve got numerous requests to do more of these TED presentation breakdowns, so we’ve thought to ourselves, “Why not feature the latest and coolest presentations?”
And that’s what we’re doing.
Today we’re featuring Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” presentation:
Please see below our breakdown on how Sinek enchants his audience.
“How Great Leaders Inspire Action”
0:00-0:28 – Begins the presentation with a series of questions to the audience
- Right off the bat, Sinek has engaged the audience with a deep question, one that actually stimulates thought and creates a tiny wisp of suspense. There is no doubt about where the presentation is going. Sinek is using the question to make a statement. This is a very easy and effective way of stating a point.
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Hey guys, these are the three presentations I referred to earlier.
Whether through small anecdotes, audience engagement, or musical numbers, these are excellent examples of speakers using storytelling to illustrate a concept or get a message across. They all have a hero, a villain and the element of suspense. Even if they are not obvious, these elements do exist in every good presentation.… Continue Reading →