Master Class Friday Nov 1st, 2013

  • 01 Nov 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Keiser University 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Register Online for this month's Chapter Meeting

Master Class:

Ignite Event - Training and Speaking Skills

Join Training and Development Professionals for a half day Master Class featuring up to 12 concise presentations that focus on Training and Speaking Skills.

You are invited to participate as either a presenter or participant.  If you want to present see the details below.

As a presenter, you have an opportunity to show off your skills and to win prizes! As a participant, you have an opportunity to hear up to twelve concise presentations to help you improve your training and speaking skills. Whether as presenter or participant, come to this event to learn from and to network with professional trainers and speakers.

Ignite is a presentation style in which presenters are given a very short time to speak about their ideas and professional passions. The Japanese refer to this a PechaKucha, the art of concise presentations. Originally devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

Presenters are limited to twenty slides to be shown for twenty seconds each, 6 minutes and 40 seconds in total.

  • Learn from experts who are in jobs just like yours!
  • Practice this new way of presenting information.
  • Network with Training and Speaking professionals.
  • See a wide variety of presentations about training and speaking, all in less than 3 hours!

Sign in and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30 am

Master Class begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 12:00 pm

Please Register for the Master Classs by October 28, 2013

Ignite Event Cost

  • ASTD SWFL Local Members $45
  • Non-Members $95 including Annual Membership to ASTD SWFL
  • Non-Members $80
  • Students with ID $25
  • Approved Presenters get $20 Discount!

Want to be a Presenter?

Proposals will be accepted for presentation ideas. The number of presentations is limited to twelve. ASTD SW FL will choose presenters based on proposals and determine the line-up for presenters. Approved presenters receive a $20 discount on the event fee. The basic rules:

  • Topics must be related to training and speaking. Presenter can tell a story, provide instruction, or share experiences. Anything goes, as long as the subject matter is related to training or speaking. We are looking for everything from designing training to delivering keynotes!
  • PowerPoint is required and the number of slides must equal twenty. Each slide should feature one image or phrase, stay away from bullet points.
  • Handouts are optional and appreciated (to be supplied by presenter). Presenters are encouraged to make PowerPoint slide show available to participants after the session via internet.
  • Slides must auto-advance every 20 seconds. Total time is 6 minutes 40 seconds.
  • There will be a question and answer period after each presentation that  will not exceed three minutes.
  • Everyone is eligible to submit presentation proposals and in the event of a large number of proposals ASTD members will be given selection priority when possible.
  • Each presentation will be scored by the audience immediately following the presentation. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.
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