I had the fortunate opportunity last week to do an Ignite Presentation at the Spring Conference of the International Economic development Council. I shared the stage with three other remarkable presenters: Della Rucker; Henry Snorton; and Ellen Watters. Joy Wilkins moderated. If you are not familiar, the Ignite format is 20 slides in 5 minutes, they switch automatically every 15 seconds, no matter what!!!
At first my thought was, piece of cake, I have at least 30 minutes of research results, I can do this. Well the truth is, its hard. Fifteen seconds, sound like a lot…I broke it down into number of words…about 30-33. It even matters which words, as I found out, multiple syllable words take longer to pronounce. Some words more than others. Needless to say, after about 15 attempts, I was comfortable enough to go on stage with confidence I would not run over the time limit of each slide, and still get my point across.
Well, here it is. It’s a topic I have a great interest in and concern about.
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