5 minutes. 20 slides. What would you have to say?

Posted by    |    February 24th, 2011 at 10:19 am

Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say? 

Last night at Ignite Dallas, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities took the stage to answer this challenge.

They describe their event this way, “Ignite is fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global. It’s a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Presentations are a mix of serious vs. fun presentations, and are often about geeky activities…”

Curious onlookers gathered at the Granada Theater to hear a random presentation of ideas and philosophies from seasoned professionals to virgin speakers.

Here are a few nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from tonight’s event:

From Redheads to Rowing, Prison Entrepreneurship to the Digital Decade, Why you should own a dog to Frida Kahlo; the topics were varied, funny, moving, interesting and most of all… thought provoking.

Ignite Dallas 4 will be back at the Granada sometime this Summer. I highly encourage you to attend. You might even consider presenting: 5 minutes. 20 slides.  What do you have to say?

About the Author

Cynthia Smoot is a very busy girl: She spends her days developing social strategies for clients with Gangway Advertising, is the Vice President of the Social Media Club of Dallas, and Contributes as a Social Media expert for The Examiner. Cynthia and her husband are the proud parents of a 10 year-old son , dog, cat, betta fish and a colony of Sea Monkeys. She is Dallas-based Mommy Blogger who writes a lifestyle blog at Oh So Cynthia about the people and events that make Dallas (Park Cities especially) such a great place to live.. You can follow her on Twitter @OhSoCynthia and @GangwayAdv

As a Partner and Chief Marketing Strategist for Gangway Advertising, I develop creative marketing strategies for clients looking at all of the options the market has to offer, including developing social media strategies! Utilizing my skills as a Dallas-based "Mommy Blogger" I participate in the online conversations companies are having about new products being developed and marketed to Moms and kids. Everything that has to do with my son I find endlessly wonderful and anything that influences his world I make it my business to have a say in. There is no job that's harder or more rewarding than Motherhood!

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