Tag Archives: ignite seattle 18

How To Grow a Park – Dawn Hemminger

Dawn Hemminger‘s story began with a great idea to create a beautiful, safe and sustainable green space in her East Ballard neighborhood. This idea is no different than any one you may have that could enrich your life and the lives of those in your community. This talk proposes that the difference between just having an idea and turning it into reality depends on your success in following 6 key steps:

  1. Share your idea
  2. Host events
  3. Team up
  4. Embrace change
  5. Be tenacious
  6. Celebrate

Dawn’s community has grown the 14th Ave NW Park from a scribble on a napkin to a $2.9 Million funded reality with plans to break ground this year. If her experience can help you avoid any pitfalls or speed your progress, then this talk will have done its job.

Advertisements

The Long Lost Art of Explanation – Lee LeFever

Lee LeFever, creator of CommonCraft, is on a mission. He wants to help everyone become more effective explainers.

In this Ignite talk, Lee discusses — well, explains actually — the basics of explanation and how to take a complex idea and explain it with context, connections and stories leaving viewers with ideas for how they can be better explainers.