What is it? Ignite Carroll is a high-energy evening of presentations by people who have a burning idea and the guts to get on stage and share it with the crowd. The Ignite concept creates a platform for the sharing of ideas, passions, and knowledge. It puts multiple speakers in front of an audience with only 5 minutes to speak on a topic using a PowerPoint presentation of 20 slides that auto advances every 15 seconds. In these 5 minutes, they have a chance to enlighten the audience, BUT they have to “make it quick!”
Who participates? The parameters are simple: if you have a passion, you have a place on the Ignite stage. Extensive speaking experience is not required and the Ignite Talks style is a worthy and worthwhile opportunity/challenge for any skill-level. When a speaker presents, they join a global community of thinkers that galvanize and delight audience. Are you right for Ignite?
Speakers propel their personal growth by developing their public speaking, storytelling skills, and understanding of the topic at hand. The unique format of the Ignite talk creates an opportunity speaker to distill the most pertinent components of their topic, in order to present it within the constraints of the format. This facilitates amazing creativity and a refined message, often resulting in a powerful and compelling delivery. If not, the talk only lasts 5 minutes, and an audience member (or the speaker afterwards) can go grab a beer!
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