[Chicago-talk] July meeting: Lightning talks!

Andy Lester andy at petdance.com
Mon May 17 12:53:59 CDT 2004

In July, we'll be doing Lightning Talks.  LTs are 5-minute talks, given
on any subject you can think of.  Here's somewhere to look for ideas:

Lightning talks rely on YOU getting up there and doing your five minutes
in the spotlight.  It's a GREAT way for people who have never spoken
before to get out there and get their feet wet.  From MJD's page:

    Maybe you've never given a talk before, and you'd like to start small.
    For a Lightning Talk, you don't need to make slides, and if you do
    decide to make slides, you only need to make three.

    Maybe you're nervous and you're afraid you'll mess up. It's a lot
    easier to plan and deliver a five minute talk than it is to deliver
    a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will
    be over quickly.

    Maybe you don't have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a
    question, or invite people to help you with your project, or boast
    about something you did, or tell a short cautionary story. These
    things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might
    not be enough to say about them to fill up thirty minutes.

If you're at ALL interested in doing a talk, please contact me directly
at andy at petdance.com, or talk on the chicago-talk mailing list.
Lightning talks are a lot of fun, but to quote the great Dora The
Explorer, "I need your help!"


Andy Lester => andy at petdance.com => www.petdance.com => AIM:petdance

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