Ignite! Seattle 19: How Introverts Can Survive in This Extroverted World

I’ve had a fun, challenging journey this year talking publicly about introversion and lifehacks for introverts.

I started by helping introverts and shy people become better public speakers. Then I followed up by interviewing Beth Buelow, The Introvert Entrepreneur.

And tonight I’m giving a talk at Ignite! Seattle titled How Introverts Can Survive in this Extroverted World. Here are the slides:

I'm speaking about 'How Introverts Can Survive in This Extroverted World' at Ignite Seattle 19 on February 20, 2013!

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What you may not know about Ignite! talks is that they follow a unique format: each talk is only five minutes long and contains 20 slides. Sounds pretty simple, right?

But here’s the kicker: the slides auto-advance. That means that a new slide is shown every 15 seconds regardless of whether or not the speaker is prepared.

Sound like fun? I’ve had a blast preparing over the past few weeks, but tonight is The Night. I’ll be challenging myself to put out a lot of extroverted energy during this talk while staying true to my introverted roots.

I’ve also got a fun trick up my sleeve (courtesy of the brilliant Zachary Cohn and Scott Berkun) that’s hopefully going to pay off BIG-time.

Thanks so much to the great team at Ignite! Seattle for all their help, hard work, and the time that they put into preparing the speakers and the show itself. We all hope to see you tonight!

About Jonathon Colman

Jonathon Colman is a UX content strategist at Facebook, keynote speaker, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter @jcolman. Feel free to contact him directly.

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4 Responses to Ignite! Seattle 19: How Introverts Can Survive in This Extroverted World

  1. Mike Arnesen says:

    Hey Jonathon,

    I just wanted to say I’m totally bummed that I’ll be missing what I’m sure will be an amazing event tonight. I actually spent quite a bit of time trying to justify a day trip to Seattle for this, but alas, the schedule was too packed getting ready for SearchFest. Anyhow, do you know if the presentations (notably, your presentation) will be recorded?

    There’s something quite beautiful about your simple deck you put up. I’m just getting into Nancy Duarte’s books, I’m sure you’re familiar, and aspire to make my own presentations better.

    Good luck tonight. See you on Friday at SearchFest!

  2. Valerie Purchase says:

    Loved your ‘timeout’ slide

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