What is an Ignite-style talk?
"Having slides that automate seems mad, and in a way it is, but the surprise is that for most speakers it forces them to be far more concise and thoughtful than they would in any other format. "Why Ignite Talks?
We invite all members of our chapter and neighboring chapters to think about what you'd share if you had the full attention of other coaches for 5 minutes.
During the October 13 ICF-RAC conference, we will have one session of Ignite talks with openings for 6 to 8 speakers to share their thoughts.
Our plan is to select talks that support the theme: The Coaching Impact: Enrich, Empower, Engage. The Ignite talks will happen early in the day, so we're looking for talks that enhance the energy in the room.
Who can apply?
We are accepting applications from anyone who is a member of ICF-Global and able to attend the conference in person. You don't have to be a member of ICF-RAC. That means we may learn from the wisdom inherent in other chapters in the Southeast.
How can you get a slot?
Submit a short application helping us understand the topic you plan to address. To prime your thinking, here are some questions you might consider addressing:
The short application needs to be available to the committee first thing Monday morning August 14, 2017.
We want an abstract (50 to 150 words), assurance that you are an ICF member, a brief statement about how your talk supports the conference theme: The Impact of Coaching: Enrich, Empower, Engage, and a very brief bio for the conference materials.
How do you prepare to speak?
We will let speakers know who has been selected with plenty of time for you to prepare and practice.
"300 seconds is easy to practice. You can practice 10 times in an hour. Do it (The average Ignite speaker practices 5 times). 300 seconds equals 10 television commercials – you can make great points in a short time if you refine your thoughts. The entire Sermon on the Mount can be read in about 5 minutes and The Gettysburg Address takes about 2 and a half minutes."