Ignite talks provide a great platform for people to quickly share project updates, notes from the field, or other important topics that don’t require a full 20-minute presentation. By automating slide progression and condensing the talk to 5 minutes, it provides a fun platform for both the presenter and audience! Topics can be inspirational, funny, or informative but all should strive to be engaging and entertaining. Maybe you want to update the group on a new viewing site, lessons learned from eBird, or maybe you have figured out a better mouse trap, the possibilities are endless. Please consider participating to make our Ignite session successful!
5 Minutes – each slide displays for 15 sec. and 15 sec. x 20 slides =a 5 minute presentation
Please note: If you are unable to follow these rules or have a special request, contact us so we can figure out how to best accommodate your particular needs.
Ignite Slideshow Tips
A slideshow is a tool that helps enhance your presentation. Here are a few tips to make your slideshow great!
Keep It Simple. Use relevant images/photos and a few key words to capture the idea you’re trying to convey.
Bullets and Text. Avoid using lots of text. If necessary, use brief 1‐3 word statements.
Timing. Slides advance every 15 seconds, so avoid cramming too many topics or ideas into one slide. Instead, give yourself breathing room by spacing ideas and topics across multiple slides. You have 20 slides, so don’t be afraid to use them.
Image Credit. Give credit where credit is due by naming the image owner. If an image is copyrighted, then get permission from the image owner before using it.
Final Suggestion Slide. We highly recommend that your last slide be a “Next Steps” or Call to Action slide. It can be anything that pertains to your presentation.