ignite phoenix #6

Ignite Phoenix #6: Slide presentation text can make you look stupid

Per request, this is the slide deck to my Ignite Phoenix #6 presentation. Like most things on Slideshare, I don’t think it makes much sense without the speaking parts. I will post the video as well once it has been uploaded.

BTW, thanks to everyone who gave me so much praise for it once it was done. It was a bit overwhelming, but very kind. 🙂

Ignite Phoenix #6 Tonight

I am going to be presenting tonight at Ignite Phoenix, the nerd prom of the Phoenix tech crowd.

I have to be at the venue in exactly 3 hours now.

My jitters abound.

More than that, I cannot say. I’ll share more when it’s all over. If nothing else, being part of an Ignite showcase is an original experience. It’s been about 8 years since I was on a stage, and even then I had lines to memorize.

Not so with Ignite. I have an idea of what I need to say, and slides to guide me along. But there is no hard script, nothing to memorize, and if I choke on something I have mere nanoseconds to recover.

If I ever agree to do something like this again, you have my permission to slap me. Whoever you are.

But for tonight, wish me luck! Thank God I’m at least really good looking.
Eric Reid - Suit

Need a ticket for Ignite Phoenix?

If you want to get to Tuesday’s Ignite Phoenix #6 but you’re short one ticket, then this is for you! It’s the:

Ciaoenrico Validate my Desperation for an Ignite Phoenix #6 Ticket Contest!

All you need to do is tell me why you need a ticket to Ignite Phoenix so badly. Submissions – in the form of comments to this post – must be creative, funny, and desperate.

Bribes are totally acceptable. Remember, you’re desperate.

Since I am presenting that night, I get two tickets for the event. I am required to use one ticket for myself, so I can have a place to sit when I’m done.

But my Girlfriend isn’t interested, so I’ve got this extra to give. Since I don’t want to be “that guy” who sells it on Craigslist, I’m instead parlaying it for some comments!

I’ll pick a winner Monday night, and e-mail that person with the details.

And remember, bribes are totally acceptable.