I had the opportunity to do a short talk at Ignite Chicago in the fantastic 1871 co-working space in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on June 18. The format is like speed dating for speaking. Everybody has to submit their slides a week in advance – and you only get 20 slides AND they advance automatically every 15 seconds. Crazy.
If you ever want to test your speaking skills, I recommend this format. But be warned: You will prepare as hard for five minutes as you will for a 70-minute talk!