Category Archives: Presentation Breakdowns

Behind the Screens of my TEDx Talk

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 →

Smartwatch Showdown

Recently, Motorola released it’s new smart watch, the Moto 360. Even more recently Apple announced that it’s now dipping its own feet into the smartwatch industry.

As the list of ever-expanding smartwatches increases, we find ourselves asking which one is the best. Apple has clearly shown it can fit a lot into that tiny watch, but how does it stand up against the Moto 360 and vice versa.… Continue Reading →

The Most Important Part of Any Business Pitch

This week we have a guest post from our friends over at Prezi. Specifically Rocio Medina, who is the regional Manager for Latin America, Spain and Portugal at Prezi. Before Prezi, Rocio spent 13 years helping global companies such as McDonalds, Mexicana Airlines, and Midas reach their goals in international markets. She also mentors young Latin entrepreneurs looking to bring their startups to the next level in Silicon Valley.Continue Reading →

4 lessons we learned from writing our own book.

Our goal has always been to help presenters. Our blogs, SlideShares and daily work is all about much more than gaining a following and making money. It’s about fixing something we find inherently wrong with presentations.

This is why we help companies, share our thoughts and provide tips and walkthroughs on how to combat the dull stigma of presentations. Our motto is “We turn presentations into experiences,” but it’s actually more along the lines of “We want to help you turn presentations into experiences.”Continue Reading →

The Top 7 Rookie Mistakes Of Public Speaking.

They say there’s no point where you should stop learning. Here at Big Fish, we have to continually be open to different ideas, approaches and the far-off unknown. In this, we’ve always wanted to have a guest post for our blog. Unfortunately, we never really followed through on having a guest blogger… That is, until we met Sarah:


The following post is a guest post from Sarah Bedrick.Continue Reading →

5 Key Principles of Using Photography in Presentations

A picture is worth a thousand words. But what does that mean? Images are powerful and emotional. One image can tell an entire story. Images stir curiosity and engage an audience that wants to be entertained. In a presentation, images create an experience and leave a reference visual for your audience to remember in the future. Using photography in presentations can be tricky if it isn’t used correctly.… Continue Reading →

Big Fish Employee Spotlight: Production Director Phil Roberts

Clients frequently request video production or motion graphics to implement into presentations.


          It’s because people are tired of boring, predictable PowerPoint slides. Adding video or animation serves as the visual eye candy that gives the audience a break from stale text. Learning the software and producing visuals is a strenuous and time-consuming task. It’s a task Phil Roberts, Head of Production, has mastered.… Continue Reading →

TED Talk Review: How I Beat Stage Fright

What’s your biggest fear?

Think about it. Now think about standing on a stage, in front of 500 people, about to pitch an idea you’ve been working on for the last month.

What’s scarier?

When situations like this happen – public speaking – there’s two things that can happen: You place those 500 people in a state of awe, or you place yourself in a frozen state of fear.… Continue Reading →

C.O.U.R.A.G.E: The Essential Guide to Building Charisma


Excerpt from Kenny Nguyen’s blog

For the last three years, I’ve had many opportunities to speak nationwide about public speaking on behalf of my company Big Fish Presentations. However, while speaking alongside numerous great communicators, I’ve only seen a few that possess that certain “it” factor. That spark, fire, and swagger that makes them easily more likable and trustworthy than any other person in the room.… Continue Reading →

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