We had the great opportunity to meet Jennifer Crowe, Partnerships Associate with Forbes Live, at Collision back in May. Recently, we caught up with her and chatted about conferences, New Orleans, and building brand awareness. Find out the most unique brand experience she’s seen at a conference and get some advice on building your own conference series.
Before we begin, how did you like New Orleans and Collision?… Continue Reading →
We wanted to announce that our CEO, Kenny Nguyen, is now doing portions of his ‘The Big Fish Experience’ presentation workshops online at Savvy. For those unfamiliar with Savvy, it’s an online platform to help people get one-on-one personal lessons with teachers across the world. Recently, Savvy reached out to us to develop presentation courses.
Obviously, we obliged.… Continue Reading →
This blog is written from the perspective of Kenny Nguyen.
Over the weekend, I had a chance to watch Tony Robbins’ new special on Netflix, I Am Not Your Guru. I watched it again the next day… Then again, a couple of days later.
It was that good.
Besides the captivating messages on how to better one’s self, and the heartwarming stories featured, Robbins truly exemplified what it takes to be a world-class presenter (if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out).… Continue Reading →
When you’ve been helping people with presentations for as long as we have, you learn thing or two. One of the most important things we’ve learned is that there really isn’t such a thing as a “boring topic.” You may have some topics that aren’t the most exciting or enthralling but, at the core of every presentation, the level of interest isn’t determined by what you’re speaking about… Rather, it’s how you speak about.… Continue Reading →
Ever feel like you’re talking at your audience, rather than talking to them? The brain begins to tune things out after an average of 9 minutes and 59 seconds- no matter how interesting you are. The trick to a great presentation is to keep your audience engaged. So, how do you do it?
This week’s sample chapter “How to Involve Your Audience” from The Big Fish Experience explains how to hook your audience- and keep them hooked.… Continue Reading →
This week’s guest post in from Mike Farrell. Mike is a community manager who works in Likeable Local’s NYC office. He is an avid reader, writer, and listener of hip-hop. Normally averse to referring to himself in the 3rd person, he thinks it is probably best for the purposes of a blog bio. Connect with Mike on Twitter: @mikefarrelldude.
Below is an adapted version of a blog post that originally appeared on the Likeable Local blog.… Continue Reading →
As I’m sure you’ve heard, our company’s first book, “The Big Fish Experience,” is now available on Amazon. To be honest, we put our heart and soul into this book, because we want it to help people from around the world master the craft of presenting… However, we need your help to reach as many people as we can.… Continue Reading →
Last Wednesday, we had a wonderful time moderating a webinar called The Art of Storytelling with our friends Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local and Brittany Hodak of Zinepak at General Assembly. Our goal was to share tips on the fundamentals of storytelling, how those fundamentals apply in our digital world today, and what it means for our future.
The webinar was a hit on Twitter and we received many emails asking us to share the video. … Continue Reading →
Over the past few years, we have not only had the fortune to observe, but also work with some of today’s greatest presenters. As time passed, we found our own process to emulate some of the presenters we admired. We discovered that:
HIGH QUALITY DESIGN AND SIMPLISTIC VISUALS
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
It may seem easy, but it wasn’t always this simple.… Continue Reading →
This week’s guest post is from Charles E Gaudet II. Charles created his first business by the age 24, and is most recognized as a leading small business expert for entrepreneurs. His advice has been featured on Inc., Fox Business, Forbes, and many other media channels around the world. In addition to this, Charles is an international speaker, author of “The Predictable Profits Playbook,” and a marketing consultant.… Continue Reading →