ignite

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

Would You Like to Present at an Ignite Freelance?

Awesome, we would love to have you. Here is what you need to do if you want to be a speaker?

All speakers must adhere to the following:

  1. Your topic teaches something of value, it doesn’t not have to be business or freelance related.
  2. Your topic is above the belt
  3. You have shown that you are prepared for your presentations (not missed the deadlines, blown off emails)
  4. Your topic is an original presentation (you can’t repeat something you have done before)
  5. Your presentation does not include video or audio. Only static slides are allowed.
  6. You do not pitch/promote your business. (Our audience hates that kind of stuff, so it’s not allowed.)

4 Steps to a Successful Ignite Talk.

 

1. Pick an amazing topic

A lot of people are going to want to speak, and we will not have time for everyone. Make sure to pick a topic that your fellow Ignite Freelance speakers and the audience will want to learn about.

2. Prepare Your Talk

If you are picked, it is time to put your presentation together. Each presentation should have exactly 20 slides and each slide should be set to auto-advance every 15 seconds.

The best presentations have slides that use very little text and one or two big images. Do not use any funky slide transitions, animations, or sound. Just your talking and your slides.

Here are some great articles about how to put together a successful Ignite talk. If you want to read more (suggested), hit Google and see what you can learn. Also, watch a handful of other presentations for the past for ideas of what works and what doesn’t.

3. Practice, Practice, Practice

Get your slides done and practice, practice, practice. Memorizing a speech leads to mistakes and nerves, so it is best to just practice and have a good idea of the flow of your talk. As Pat knows, things can go wrong and it is important to be able to improvise.

4. Come Prepared, Relaxed, and Ready to Have Fun

]If you follow step 2 and 3, step four should come naturally. Everyone is there to support you, learn something new, and hopefully get a few good laughs. Don’t worry or stress too much. Come out and be ready for a fun evening for all!

Corpus Christi
Ignite Freelance

May 6, 2019

Miami 
Ignite Freelance

August 19, 2019

Austin
Ignite Freelance

October 29, 2019