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Ignite Workshop
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Slides from the Ignite Anchorage speaker workshop.

Slides from the Ignite Anchorage speaker workshop.

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  • Community organized conference consisting of a series of “speedy” presentations
    Created by Bre Pettis (Make Magazine) & Brady Forrest (O’Reilly Media)
    Promoted by O’Reilly Media
  • It started in Seattle but is now worldwide
    Events in more than 50 cities
    There’s a list of global events on @IgniteAnchorage
  • Share your passion for something
  • First event in Anchorage was in May of 2009
    Next event on January 14th 2010
    We hope to have 1 or 2 a year
  • Five minutes
    Twenty slides that auto advance every 15 seconds
  • Timing, you’re not in control of the slides, they advance whether you are ready or not
    It seems simple, but you need to practice even though it’s only 5 minutes
    Creating the slides
  • Text too small to read
    Full sentences instead of bullet points
    Poor color choice
    Overly complex diagrams
    Poor information flow
  • 15 seconds is not long enough for your audience to absorb all the info on a dense slide
    The average person can silently read ~80 words in 15 seconds
    This slide has over 200 words
    A speaker at the last event tried to give a “Powerpoint read along” and got very frustrated
  • Your slides should tell your story visually
    But, if you need to present dense info on a slide there are ways to “cheat”
    For example, this slide was actually three different slides
  • This is from Oscar Avellenada’s presentation
    He used simple stick figures to illustrate his presentation
    His presentation will be available on the Ignite web site
  • Ignite presentations can and have been about practically anything
    From multi-person pogo sticks to hacking chocolate
    “How to buy a car without getting screwed”
    “Practical party crashing”
    “Art can save the world. No, really.”
  • There are some exceptions:
    No sales pitches/commercials
    No partisan politics
    No religious proselytizing
  • Your field of expertise
    Your hobby
    Tell a story
  • The excitement of trying something new
    The satisfaction of a job well done
    Meet new people
    Have fun
  • There are no winners and losers
    It’s just for fun
  • We’ll provide technical assistance and advice if you need it
  • Learn more about Ignite
    Watch videos of presentations from other Ignites
  • Event news
    Contact information
    Download presentation templates
  • Put your contact info on the last slide
  • Transcript

    • 1. Speaker Workshop “enlighten us, but make it quick”
    • 2. What is Ignite?
    • 3. Where is Ignite?
    • 4. Why is Ignite?
    • 5. Ignite Anchorage
    • 6. What is the Ignite format?
    • 7. Challenges of this format
    • 8. No “Death by PowerPoint”
    • 9. No “Death by PowerPoint”
    • 10. No “Death by PowerPoint”
    • 11. Example Slide
    • 12. What can I talk about?
    • 13. What can’t I talk about?
    • 14. What should I talk about?
    • 15. What’s in it for me?
    • 16. It’s not a competition
    • 17. What if I suck at PowerPoint?
    • 18. Resources http://ignite.oreilly.com
    • 19. Resources http://IgniteAnchorage.com
    • 20. Thank You ๏ Contact Info - dean@igniteanchorage.com - Twitter: @IgniteAnchorage

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