Present 20 slides in 5 minutes. That’s how Ignite works.
Those of us who are presenting will follow the Ignite motto: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”
What personal and professional passion will I share in twenty 15-second chunks?
Accessibility and inclusion.
I’m very grateful to @techwriterkai for sharing this post about the fastest way to create an Ignite presentation. Ideas are forming and I have sketches of ideas. Olivia Mitchell’s tips seem to be the perfect way to structure my snippets. Thanks, Kai!
My point of view on accessibility will be from the technical communicator’s point of view. After all, tech comms is my field. I think my information will be relevant to many of the fields connected to technical communication – usability and user experience, design, development (both software and hardware, perhaps), and more.
(By the way, with all the talk of certification in the field of technical communication, I wonder whether a successful Ignite presentation is a better certificate. I mean, you have only 5 minutes to communicate your heart out! It must be a communication IronMan. 🙂 )
I have little fear of standing up in front of a crowd with the bright lights pointed right at my face. I am more concerned about getting my passion across those lights and into the minds of the audience. Accessibility and inclusion are issues that involve us all, and I plan to explain how and why. Igniting those minds is all that matters!