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Build Your Own Standing Desk – Larry Swanson

In what became the very first standing Ignite Seattle talk, office fitness expert Larry Swanson gives a great introduction to the health benefits of standing desks and presents a number of inventive DIY standing desk designs. Be sure to stand up before you hit play.

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Yes for One Year: Confronting a Fear – Shauna Causey

Anyone who knows Shauna Causey in Seattle today would never have guessed that she faced a crippling fear of public speaking for years. One of Seattle’s iconic presences and very regular speakers, Shauna conquered her fear of public speaking by brute force: say “Yes” to speaking opportunities for one year.

Shauna’s year long experience left her with a set of lessons and stories for confronting a fear of public speaking. She shares these tips on stage, including:

  • Take honest feedback honestly
  • Acknowledge hecklers and move on
  • Practice in front of a wall full a sticky notes with eyes on them

For the full story, be sure to watch her talk: