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The Essentials: Content + Delivery

Content + Delivery Resources for the Everyday Presenter

As an early Christmas gift to our readers, we offer the first post in our new series The Essentials. We will feature compilations of our favorite posts that we recommend to everyone looking to improve their presentation game. For the first part of this series, we are featuring creating great content and powerful delivery.… 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 →

The Art of Agency Pitches with GSD&M’s Keith Jose

In this post, our CEO/Founder, Kenny Nguyen, got the chance to interview Keith Jose, Director of Business Development at GSD&M; learning about his story and how GSD&M researches, pitches, and works with some of the world’s most respected brands. GSD&M is located in Austin, Texas, and is a fully integrated advertising agency that’s helps brands like BMW, Whole Foods, and Chipotle win by activating their core purpose, establishing strong brand personalities, building sales, and creating long-term success.Continue Reading →

Thank You & Happy New Year!

Dear Readers,

From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank you so much for your patronage this year, keeping up with our writings. We couldn’t, and wouldn’t, do what we do without your endearing loyalty.

To those who supported us in 2014, we’ve had our best year yet. From record growth, to writing a book, to producing our own company culture video (which you’ll see soon, promise), we’ve had many accomplishments to be thankful for.… Continue Reading →

Hack Day

What is hack day?

Well, it’s something we do here at Big Fish that, we guess, is unique to us. It basically involves working during the weekend. Now wait – before you close this window; know that hack day is much more than that.

See, we’re busy. Always busy actually. So when it comes to doing a lot of in-house projects or just fun ideas we want to execute, it’s hard to find the time to do it.… Continue Reading →

Casual Fridays: Brandon & Guardians of the Galaxy.

Our Casual Friday posts are meant to give you a look into the mind, thought process and likes of the people who make up Big Fish. We may talk about the things we like, don’t like, hate, so on and so forth, and then explain it… Or not explain it. It’s always kind of up in the air. The whole point is for you to get to know us a little better and add some faces and personalities to Big Fish.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.” 

This has always been a value we stood by and strive for, so we were in awe when a major publishing company approached us to write our own book.Continue Reading →

The WOW Factor: How to Stand Out As A Speaker

Preorder our new book, “The Big Fish Experience” to see everything we’ve learned over the years, all the resources we use to do what we do, and our tips on how to present experiences.

You’ve been in that terrible position.  That dull, mind-numbing state of being that we call the boring presentation.

Lemme guess.  It’s in a dark room.  There’s a projector showing a handful of abysmal graphs and an endless list of bullet points.  … Continue Reading →

Presentation Design: The Rule of Thirds

Have you heard of The Rule of Thirds?”

Unless you’re a designer, photographer or an artist, you probably don’t hear about it a lot.  It’s a standard in the design world, used by professionals in many fields in order to achieve harmonious, clear placement of a variety of design elements.  It’s a basic rule that, if followed correctly, greatly increases the value of images and text in any piece, (including a presentation) and the good news is that ANYONE can do it!… Continue Reading →

Our First Guest Post on Forbes: 5 All-Star Techniques You Can Use In Your Next Speaking Gig

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.… Continue Reading →

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