The Art of the Lightning Talk   Five minutes of fame or flame         Slides by Roger Renteria         Twitter: @RogerRent...
The Lightning Talk• History of the Lightning Talk at STC Summit• The Good, Bad, Ugly• http://www.perl.com/pub/2004/07/30/l...
Why torture yourself?• It’s fun• (Have quotes of past lightning talk presenters)
!@$#% - that slide advanced…• Let me repeat it right here…
Flickr: indraw
Rehearse!• I woke up 5 minutes before or put it together  at the last minute…hmm.
Flickr: nateone
Rehearse again…• Five minutes is short…• Average commercial lengths are 15-30  seconds long
Make your points clear
Flickr: fboyd
I have 10 slides left• What can possibly go wrong?
• Lots  – Running out of time  – Forgetting an important point  – Dropping your laptop
Conclusion• Bring all your lightning talk back down to  Earth…                                         Photo: NASA
Elaborate• State your points again  – Why am I doing a lightning talk?  – !@#$, I should have rehearsed this talk…  – Five...
Add a filler image again!                        Flickr: nateone
If your conclusion is now…you’ve got            45 seconds left…• Not enough time for Q&A• Jam as much info if you’re runn...
Questions… 30 seconds folks!• Or just grab a business card from me…
And time is up.• Or just grab a business card from me…
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The Art of the Lightning Talk was originally presented as a "Ninja Talk" at the LavaCon Conference on Content Strategies and Digital Media. Video of David Caruso presenting this "Ninja Talk" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2yBJ9FAqMM

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The Art of the Lightning Talk

  1. 1. The Art of the Lightning Talk Five minutes of fame or flame Slides by Roger Renteria Twitter: @RogerRenteria http://writetechie.com
  2. 2. The Lightning Talk• History of the Lightning Talk at STC Summit• The Good, Bad, Ugly• http://www.perl.com/pub/2004/07/30/lightni ngtalk.html
  3. 3. Why torture yourself?• It’s fun• (Have quotes of past lightning talk presenters)
  4. 4. !@$#% - that slide advanced…• Let me repeat it right here…
  5. 5. Flickr: indraw
  6. 6. Rehearse!• I woke up 5 minutes before or put it together at the last minute…hmm.
  7. 7. Flickr: nateone
  8. 8. Rehearse again…• Five minutes is short…• Average commercial lengths are 15-30 seconds long
  9. 9. Make your points clear
  10. 10. Flickr: fboyd
  11. 11. I have 10 slides left• What can possibly go wrong?
  12. 12. • Lots – Running out of time – Forgetting an important point – Dropping your laptop
  13. 13. Conclusion• Bring all your lightning talk back down to Earth… Photo: NASA
  14. 14. Elaborate• State your points again – Why am I doing a lightning talk? – !@#$, I should have rehearsed this talk… – Five minutes is not enough time – Next year, I will present this topic as a full session – I should become a career entertainer – Anything goes…including distractions!
  15. 15. Add a filler image again! Flickr: nateone
  16. 16. If your conclusion is now…you’ve got 45 seconds left…• Not enough time for Q&A• Jam as much info if you’re running behind• Too messy of a conclusion
  17. 17. Questions… 30 seconds folks!• Or just grab a business card from me…
  18. 18. And time is up.• Or just grab a business card from me…
  19. 19. The Art of the Lightning Talk Five minutes of fame or flame Slides by Roger Renteria Twitter: @RogerRenteria http://writetechie.com
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