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igniteIgnite is the name for a particular type of event that is held throughout the world—organized by volunteers—at which participants share their ideas and personal or professional passions according to a specific format. The event holds the motto, “Enlighten us, but make it quick!” 

Goal. Presentations are meant to “ignite” the audience on a subject, whereby awareness, thought, and action are generated on the subjects presented.

Format. In Ignite each speakers gets 5 minutes, and must use 20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds, forcing speakers to get the point, fast. Ignite screencasts are five minutes long, with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Speaking at a just-comprehensible clip of 160 words a minute, presenters get about 40 words per slide for a total of 800 words.

Video Ignite. A video ignite is a screencast of a spoken performance with slides. Use screencasting tools like SnagIt or Screencast-0-Matic to produce your ignite video and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo.

Post and Share. Post your video to your blog and tweet the link using the class hashtag.

See Examples. Take a look at some examples of IGNITE PRESENTATIONS created by students in #LSC530.  

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