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Thursday, February 10, 2011

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, and the accompanying slides to each talk advance automatically every five minutes.

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

Another favorite is Scott Berkun's Why and How to Give an Ignite Talk, which 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.


Cozy in Texas said...

I haven't heard of Ted Talks. This video is impressive. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog.

Keith Schoch said...

Hey, Cozy! Definitely check out the TED Talks. If you enjoy people speaking passionately about topics close to their hearts, you'll love those videos.

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