Welcome to our Weekly TED Talk series. We’ll choose a new presentation each week to break down using our presentation concepts from The Big Fish Experience. First, we give you a quick look, followed by more specific insights, and end with some takeaways. Let us know what you think about the speech in the comments, or suggest a TED Talk for us to analyze in a future article.… Continue Reading →
The Presentation Programs for the Everyday Presenter
For our final Christmas Gift to our readers, we offer the next post in our The Essentials series. We are featuring presentation program resources that bring your design to life.
If you don’t have time to scour websites for photos and fonts, here are easy design programs + companies that can help you create presentations quickly.… Continue Reading →
Design Resources for the Everyday Presenter
Continuing our Christmas Gifts to our readers, we offer the next post in our The Essentials series. For the second part of this series, we are featuring design resources that anyone (those who aren’t designers by nature) can use.
If you are planning a slideshow presentation and would like to include photography/illustrations in your slide decks, here are three sites we recommend for design information, and five web resources for free and paid photography and graphics.… Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Our book is out and we want the world to know
While, admittedly, we would love for you to rush to the stores and buy your own copy of The Big Fish Experience, we decided to share a total of five free sample chapters from our book over the next couple of weeks so you see what for yourself what The Big Fish Experience has to offer.… 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 →
A lot of people assume PowerPoint is the one and only. Old faithful. Tried and true. This is the main cause for most of the flack PowerPoint catches. It’s the most well known platform, so everyone uses it – the good and the bad. However, there are so many options and platforms out there that you no longer have to be (or feel) tied to PowerPoint.… Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →