Tag Archives: presenting

6 Ways Tony Robbins Masters Public Speaking

This blog is written from the perspective of Kenny Nguyen.

Over the weekend, I had a chance to watch Tony Robbins’ new, I Am Not Your Guru, special on Netflix. 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 →

8 Ways To Make Any Presentation Interesting

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 →

5 Ways to Conquer Stage Fright

If you’ve ever felt nervous before a presentation – relax, you’re not alone. According to the American Institute of Mental Health, around 74% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking.

Just remember that nervousness isn’t going to ruin your speech, in fact, it only really shows that you care. While this feeling may never go away, learning how to manage it is what separates a great speaker from a nervous wreck.… Continue Reading →

Casual Fridays: Stuart & Mr. Caffeine

For this Casual Friday, I’ve decided to take a departure from previous posts and talk about something I hated, rather than something I truly loved.

This is the story of the worst keynote speaker I’ve ever seen.

One thing I’ve noticed in my time here at Big Fish is the entire team shares a love for video games. Between the frequent blasting of 90’s music, ridiculous YouTube videos, and actual work, gaming is a common topic at our office.… 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 →

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 →

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:

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

Presentation Styles: Old School vs. New School

It’s an age-old argument.  Whether it’s music, fashion or lifestyle, people are constantly debating the pros and cons of old vs. new.  Do fundamentals outweigh breakthroughs?  Is a fresh approach more effective than maintaining tradition?

These questions are often very difficult to answer.  However, they are worth exploring.

At Big Fish, we frequently ponder this issue when it comes to giving and designing presentations.  … Continue Reading →