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College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.

By Jodi Helmer

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When Louisiana State University students Kenny Nguyen and Gus Murillo heard that a key executive at a Fortune 500 company was speaking on campus, both rushed to attend. But instead of feeling inspired by the presentation, they were bored.

"It was 200 slides of nothing but text, and he read each one," Nguyen recalls. "I couldn't believe the president of one of the world's biggest companies was presenting like this. I thought, We could do so much better."

Nguyen and Murillo launched Big Fish Presentations in 2011. Instead of boring slides with facts, figures, bullet points and clip art, the Baton Rouge, La.-based company creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers for effective promotion of products, services and causes. A basic package starts at $2,500.