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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" ...

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 Five minutes of fame or flame Slides by Roger Renteria Twitter: @RogerRenteria http://writetechie.com
  • 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
  • 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 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!
  • 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 running behind• Too messy of a conclusion
  • Questions… 30 seconds folks!• Or just grab a business card from me…
  • And time is up.• Or just grab a business card from me…
  • The Art of the Lightning Talk Five minutes of fame or flame Slides by Roger Renteria Twitter: @RogerRenteria http://writetechie.com