I was a bit apprehensive to watch it at first. I think it went rather well. The audience seemed to enjoy it. After viewing it, I saw more humor in my speech that I didn't realize while writing and practicing the speech.
"Enlighten us, but make it quick".
The rules of an Ignite Talk is a five minute presentation, with 20 slides. These slides auto advance every 15 seconds.
The idea of the Ignite Talk excited me tremendously. It was a very new (to me) idea. I did a bunch of research and practice for my speech.
With only a five minute speech, it's very easy to practice this several times in a row, even on my lunch hour.
These were some good links to Ignite Speech planning:
- Scott Berkun, “How to give a great ignite talk” http://scottberkun.com/2009/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/
- Cory Forsyth “How to give an ignite talk”, http://coryforsyth.com/2009/02/24/how-to-give-an-ignite-talk/
- Jason Grigsby: http://userfirstweb.com/328/successful-ignite-presentations/
- Deanna Zandt: An over achiever's guide to prepping for an Ignite Talk
I enjoy watching Ignite Talks on You Tube. I wish there was an event in my state or surrounding states, I would love to attend another Ignite Talk, or give another Talk myself!
Know of any Ignite Talks in Ohio? Pittsburgh? West Virginia? Have you given an Ignite Talk and how did that go? I've very interested!!