On August 26, Manoj Vasudevan became the 2017 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking with his speech “Pull Less, Bend More“. In it, he tells a captivating story of how he overcame marital issues with sage advice from his mother. With metaphors, imagery, and real-world lessons, this simple seven-minute speech is truly enchanting.
At a Glance:
Manoj Vasudevan is a world-renowned leadership coach and management consultant who has worked with many major multinational companies in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe.… Continue Reading →
When’s the last time the pinks and purples of a beautiful sunset stopped you in your tracks? You looked up at the sky and could almost feel the beauty in front of you. Our brains are hardwired to appreciate beautiful things, which is why a piece of art, a handsome face, or even the colors of the sky affect our emotions.… Continue Reading →
In 2013, the movie Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, depicted a relationship between a man and a disembodied voice coming from a Bluetooth earbud. The voice on the other end was Scarlett Johansson as a form of artificial intelligence created to be a companion to lonely humans. This week’s TED Talk speaker is Tom Gruber, one of the creators of Siri, which was part of the inspiration for the film.… Continue Reading →
Mark Zuckerberg faced a greater challenge than defining the big idea for the Harvard Class of 2017 commencement speech. As an icon of the millennial generation, of the internet, and of connecting the world, Zuckerberg’s celebrity status, wealth, and various rumors and myths precede him, threatening to overshadow anything he says. Before building his big idea, Zuckerberg had to connect with his audience to really grab their attention.… Continue Reading →
If you’ve ever given a presentation dependent on technology, you’ve probably run into technical difficulties. In this guest blog from Bill Ganon of Connect2Sell, he provides a few tips on how to prepare and conquer those tricky situations when your presentation crashes.
The Twitter sphere went into warp speed on Sunday, February 26th, when the Best Picture Oscar was colossally flubbed on live television before millions of viewers.… Continue Reading →
We’re a bunch of goal junkies at Big Fish Presentations/ThreeSixtyEight. However, we’re realists in that we can only focus on so many goals. For 2017, we’d like to challenge our clients, readers, and friends on becoming the best presenters they can be. Instead of creating a long list of resolutions for 2017, we narrowed our focus to just four . If you’re able to accomplish and learn how to do these four resolutions well, we guarantee the impact your presentations deliver will drastically improve.… 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 →
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 →
A lot of clients will come to us to not only design their presentations, but to also write them. While we handle content from multiple industries, we notice there are classic similarities when it comes to delivering a convincing presentation:
1) Tell Stories
Telling stories allows the audience to create a personal connection with you, your product, and your service. Stories are great because they tell the audience WHAT you do and WHY you do it.… Continue Reading →