Digital strategy for the world we live in

How and Why to Give an Ignite Talk

Each year the ignite conference runs events around the world. These short form conferences allow speakers 5 minutes and 20 slides to tell their story. It’s a challenging and dynamic format – the slides auto-progress each 15 seconds – so it keeps the speakers and the audience on their toes.

But many of us find the idea of public speaking confronting. What would we speak about? And then there is the time – five minutes is such a short period of time, right? In this 5 minute Ignite talk, Scott Berkun reminds us that the Gettysburg Address – Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech (“four score and seven years ago …”) – takes only two minutes to deliver. He also explains where you can find your story (hint: you already know it), how and why you should share it, and why you’ll be good at it.

Check out the video, then look for the next Ignite in a city near you.

2 comments

  1. You know what you are doing? You are giving an inspiration to the listener. When you listen to the video you will learn a lot of things in life and all the things that you will learn is the reality in life. This is a great video and most of the story is great.

  2. Inspiring people through this is a great and amazing experience. I hope someday that I can make a video like this so that I can inspire other people.