Ignite is a very cool type of event that’s held in cities across the country with a simple premise: interesting 5 minute talks given with exactly 20 slides that forward every 15 seconds.
Public speaking is a skill I think it’s worth developing and Ignite looked like a fun event (I went to one in Mountain View a few years back), so I submitted a proposal to speak at Ignite San Francisco about my experiences with Rejection Therapy.
If you aren’t familiar with Rejection Therapy: it’s a social game invented by an introverted guy named Jason Comely, and the one rule is that you must get rejected by another person at least once, every single day.
My other Rejection Therapy Posts:
- The Rejection Therapy Challenge: Week 1
- The Rejection Therapy Challenge – Week 2
- So You Want to Try Doing Rejection Therapy Eh? Here’s My Advice…
- The Rejection Therapy Challenge – Final Review
- Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle for Rejection Therapy
Ignite San Francisco is run by Jon Bishop and Patti Chan and they do a fantastic job. The event was held at Public Works and was packed. Probably over 150 people came to support the speakers and they were a great (ie: supportive) crowd. I was also impressed with the creativity and delivery of the other speakers – here are some of my favorites:
- Just Get a Dog
- Unpresenting Ignite: no one cares about your slides
- How to draw a dinosaur and why he’ll help you learn
What did you think of the presentation?
Click here to leave a comment with one thing you liked and one thing you think I could do better on a future talk.
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