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Why do you need to watch Nemo to make a good presentation? 🐠

As legend has it, Pixar asked every employee who wanted to pitch an idea for a story to the producers to use a certain formular: the Pixar pitch. This is a very easy fairytale structure that explains the story in 2 minutes:


1. Once upon a time, there was a widowed fish, named Marlin, who was extremely protective of his only son, Nemo.

2. Every day Marlin warned Nemo of the ocean’s dangers and implored him not to swim far away.

3. One day in an act of defiance, Nemo ignores his father’s warnings and swims into the open water.

4. Because of that he is captured by a diver and ends up in the fish tank of a dentist in Sydney.

5. Because of that Marlin sets off on a journey to recover Nemo, enlisting the help of other sea creatures along the way.

6. Until finally Marlin and Nemo find each other, reunite and learn that love depends on trust.


1. and 2. introduce the setting and the main character.

3. introduces conflict (drama, drama, drama, baby) which climaxes in

4. and 5.

Finally 6. offers a resolution and a moral of the story to the audience.


If you apply this structure to your presentation's narrative flow your audience will want to hear more!


Happy presenting!


Source: Pixar



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