So, Some of you may know or not know that there is this thing called Ignite.
What is Ignite?
“Ignite is a night of presentations on a variety of topics, with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. We bring Fort Collins geeks, designers, and hipsters together for a night of beer drinking and fun. “
– From http://www.ignitefortcollins.com/
Watch YouTube videos from past Ignite Fort Collins:
I have submitted a talk for Ignite Fort Collins #14. Yep I am facing my fears of Public Speaking, Standing out and being noticed. I hoping to do it in a big way by doing at the Lincoln Center Performance Hall (Yes, their big stage). I have not yet been selected though. Selection process goes as follow:
- Submit a talk! (check)
- Vote for talk. Which is happening now May 10, 2013 to May 16, 2013. You can vote here
- After the vote the Top 6 will be selected and the Ignite Committee will select 8 more.
- They will be announced on May 17th, 2013.
So if you want me to face my fears vote for my talks and 2 others or If you don’t vote for 3 topics you would rather to see (There were 33 topics submitted this time around). Then buy tickets for June 14th to watch it happen!
The Talk I submitted:
FAQ for a G.O.U.S. by Matthew Stein
See The G.O.U.S. in the corner looking shy and intimidating, boy you must have questions. Hmmm, I am curious… I wonder… No I shouldn’t ask… He looks scary… He might eat my children… Wait why is that wall growling at me? Wait What is a G.O.U.S.? Questions will be answered. Safely. No kidnapping. No Climbing the tallest building in town with a poor frighten woman in hand because he is frightened by the larger stage.
Here is a talk from one of my favorite speakers and role model.