A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to deliver an Ignite presentation for The Public Manager / ASTD’s “Government Workforce: Learning Innovations” event. If you’re not familiar with the Ignite format, it’s like a shorter version of TEDTalks developed by O’Reilly. You get 20 slides that automatically rotate at 15 seconds each so that you’re forced to keep moving forward with your presentation and finish in 5 minutes.
Here’s a quick description from my co-presenter Lauree Ofstrosky in a 5-minute presentation entitled “Ignite Your Workforce”:
Here’s an example of how it could be used as a government briefing from John Ohab on “How DoD Uses Technology to Communicate Science”:
And, finally, here’s my presentation on “Everything I Need to Know I Learned Online”, which makes the case for informal learning through online communities like GovLoop (with a gratuitous pic of my cute-as-a-button son :-).
So my questions for you are:
1. What if we could get more government briefings to follow this 5-minute format?
2. How could you see it being implemented in your organization?