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Sunday, February 25, 2018

How to Give an IGNITE Talk

Most of us have heard of the inspirational TED Talks.

Slightly less well-known are the Ignite Talks, which allow speakers only five minutes, with accompanying slides that automatically advance every fifteen seconds.

One of my favorite speakers is Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, speaking about How to Get 5 Million People to View Your Website:

Another favorite comes from Scott Berkun, author of Confessions of a Public SpeakerWhy and How to Give an Ignite Talk not only gives a cool insight into the Ignite format, but also provides a pretty compact lesson of effective storytelling:

For your next staff meeting or student presentation, give this format a shot. Perhaps just three minutes instead of five. Sometimes less is more.

(This was originally posted at Teaching that Sticks).