Want to improve your ability to tell your story? Learn how to organize and structure a truly compelling presentation? Or finally get past your fears of speaking in public? At Ignite Seattle we’ve been coaching and training speakers for years and we want to teach you what we know.
Join us on Monday, August 19th for a fun and fast paced evening where you will learn everything you need to know about storytelling and public speaking. We’ll give actionable and proven advice on:
How to tell better stories at work or in life (and do it fast!)
The 6 common mistakes speakers make and how to avoid them
The science behind speaking fears and how to manage them
Q&A where you biggest and toughest questions will be answered
Advice for getting talk proposals accepted at events like Ignite Seattle, TEDx, etc.
Plus a few volunteers who come prepared with 60 seconds of a talk will get an expert critique
This event is not focused on the Ignite format, although it is referenced, and you do not need to have a talk prepared to attend!
Your coach will be professional speaker and Ignite Seattle emcee Scott Berkun. In addition to giving 20 to 30 lectures and keynotes each year, he wrote the bestselling guide to public speaking, Confessions of a Public Speaker.
Other events like this charge as much as $250. For the Ignite audience, this workshop on August 19th is only $10. How can you pass up that deal? (We also provide free tickets to those with need. Just email us.)
With a single statement, “Juliet wasn’t dumb.” you know who Emma Broback is talking about. Her talk challenges popular misconceptions about one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters.
Far from the passive, reckless, dumb teenager we’re taught she was, Emma shows how Juliet was a strong, independent woman who was an intellectual equal – if not superior – to the other characters in the play.
Juliet had agency. She had wit. And if it wasn’t for Italy’s favorite “golden retriever of a boy”, Romeo, she would have had the world.
Some people need crystal balls to see into the past or predict the future – but not Elisa Bonnin. She just needs seashells. Well, seashells and an almost-PhD.
Elisa expertly explains to an audience of non-PhDs how she uses microscopic seashells from animals called Foraminifera to uncover the history of ocean acidification, temperature change, sea level rise, and ice ages for the last million years.
It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since your last chemistry class – if you want to learn about some science, Elisa is ready to teach you.
Let’s play a game called “Ocean or Land.” Which one covers more of the Earth’s surface? Where are there more volcanos? Where is there more plant life?
Dana Manalang usually plays this game with elementary school students, but the Ignite audience did a bang-up job answering those questions. While many know the answers, there are many questions about the ocean that no one knows the answer to.
Learn more about these questions, and how to get kids, and adults, excited about the ocean, in Dana’s talk, “Oceans and Robots and Volcanoes, Oh My!”
Many people in Seattle love the outdoors, but who likes eating cold food out of cans, pooing in the woods, or the general idea of wandering around where hungry grizzly bears live?
That’s where Beth Jusino, author of Camino Times Two, has a secret for you: The Camino de Santiago. A series of pilgrimage trails through Western Europe. She walked for a thousand miles and over two mountain ranges, and still got to sleep in warm beds and have delicious meals – all for less than a night out in Capitol Hill.
Do you want to learn the secrets of the Camino de Santiago? Then Jusino’s talk is perfect for you.
When Sarah submitted her talk proposal, she never thought she’d be giving it on the eve of the Kavanaugh hearings. One year after the Weinstein story broke, Sarah takes the Ignite stage to talk about her experience with the #MeToo movement.
This talk isn’t about her story though – it’s about what it takes to come forward. In it, she refutes some common misconceptions and discusses support structures, personal safety, and legal considerations.
We don’t need to explain which Juliet Emma Broback is talking about. She’s here to shed some light on some common misconceptions about Juliet’s intelligence.
Sure, she makes her decisions quickly – but since when is decisiveness a character fault? Juliet isn’t dumb – she’s a woman with a plan. And in 5 minutes, Emma will walk you through how Romeo’s intellectual equal asserts her agency to get what she wants.
Rovina Broomfield knows a thing or two about working in tech. She also knows a thing or two about people making assumptions.
So when she found herself at a networking brunch, listening to people describing black techies as though they were mysterious and exceptional, she may not have been surprised. But she was upset. (Upset enough to submit a talk about her feelings to Ignite!)
Rovina will be joining us at Ignite #37 to tell Ignite what being black in tech really means about her and her peers. So, the next time you meet someone else who’s black and in tech, you better understand their identity.