Short of time? Skip the intro
If you’re thinking of speaking at an Ignite night, this post can help you avoid the mistakes I made in my own Ignite talk.
And even if you give some other kind of speech, the tips you’ll find in this post (like about humour, gestures and opening lines) should still help.
In this post and my next, you’ll find a critique of various aspects of my talk on this 3-point scale:
What was your latest talk’s key message? See if you can jot it down.
Then, check out the tips below, which could improve it…
You might ask, “What is a key message?” Well, according to expert presentation coach Olivia Mitchell:
“A key message is
the number one thing
you want your audience
to remember or do”
~ Olivia Mitchell
Sadly, most talks don’t even have a key message
Sadly, most talks don’t even have a key message. So, that tends to leave the audience wondering what the point was. (And why they even bothered coming!)