What do famous public figures like Ellen Degeneres, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Tony Robbins have in common? Besides being insanely successful in their respective fields, they’re also world-renowned presenters.
After watching hundreds of presenters online and in person, we at Big Fish Presentations decided to highlight six presenters, past and present, that really stuck out to us. Here’s a look at their strategies—and how you can incorporate their magic into your own presentations.… Continue Reading →
This week’s guest post is from Dima Ghawi. After emigrating from her home country of Jordan in l996 Dima pursued her passion for education and leadership, obtaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and an undergraduate degree in Economics from San Diego State University. Dima is currently the Talent Development Manager for IBM at the Baton Rouge Services Center; responsible for implementing training programs for new employees. … 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 →
[Update 7/26: Some people say that the link isn’t working for them to download the whitepaper. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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