“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 →
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 →
Anyone can stand up and speak to an audience.
Even if you’re deathly afraid of public speaking, you can squeak out a few words on stage.
However, rarely do you come across a person who speaks TO the audience and not AT them.
You may be thinking, “Well yeah, but I’m the exception. I’m a fantastic presenter!”
I don’t want to flatten your ego, but there’s always room to learn, my friends.… Continue Reading →
After some requests, here’s our next batch of presentation memes and ways to avoid these situations…enjoy!
Humor by far is one of the most effective things to do during a presentation. However, it’s one of the toughest to achieve. Based on your setting, mood, personal relationships with audience attendees, humor can either be a hit or miss. Don’t try to be funny, just be yourself.… Continue Reading →
We’d like to share with you an excerpt from our up-and-coming e-book, “The Art of Storytelling.” This is a section from a chapter about Character.
Check it out, and let us know what you think!… Continue Reading →
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.
Stories have existed long before recorded history, and the telling of stories has changed forms drastically throughout the ages. From cave painting to novels to movies, stories have always fascinated mankind. … Continue Reading →