Ignite – Student Conference Tryouts
Six brave souls have volunteered to deliver a 5 minute Ignite speech on a topic of their choice; 20 slides, 15 seconds each auto-advanced.
On Monday, Mr. Suter delivered his Ignite (“Apathy for Apathetics”). Thursday, six students volunteered into the limelight. They are evaluated on:
- Presence (“the ability to project a sense of ease, poise, or self-assurance” – dictionary.com AKA, you look comfortable.)
- Engaging – Get the audience’s attention, and keep it. (Struggling on the opening? read 7 Ways to Open Your Talk)
- Technical – Vocal projection. Body language. Timing of the message with the slides. PowerPoint is turned in on time, ready to go.
The scores do not not automatically win students first choice of events to attend and present at. The scores just enable to be on the “presenting team”. The starting positions are then decided on a case-by-case basis. Students can also practice, then RE-present an ignite to improve their score.