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 →
On June 3, 2016, the world lost a champion in Muhammad Ali. World-renowned for his confidence, charisma, and will, he was a source of inspiration for many of us that needed a figure to be their champion. Ali knew how to captivate his global audience through his words and actions both in and out of the ring. Known as the king of motivational quotes, among other titles, Ali’s words of wisdom have been used to inspire greatness.… Continue Reading →
COO of Facebook, activist, author of Lean In and all-around power woman, Sheryl Sandberg gave a commencement speech last weekend for University of California, Berkley. She spoke about resilience and overcoming adversities, something she is very familiar with, after her husband and CEO of SurveyMonkey, David Goldberg, tragically died last year while on vacation. The students in the crowd can relate to her message, but they can also learn a few tips from her presentation skills.… 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 →
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 →
For many people, the new year means setting new goals and challenging themselves to be even better than the year before. Here at Big Fish Presentations, we believe challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to create presentations that not only inform your audience, but captivate them as well.
So, this year we decided to help you get creative by compiling 10 challenges from our latest book, “The Big Fish Experience,” in the list below.… Continue Reading →
After attending more than five funerals in the past two years, Kenny asked himself: How can I craft a life story that others would love to tell? Though the past two years had been one of the roughest times of his life, it was also the most eye opening. When he got the opportunity to speak at Hubspot’s Inbound 2015, Kenny decided to take what he learned through his grief and use it to honor the loved ones he lost and continue their legacy in the community.… Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →