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Buying New Zealand made: Five minutes of terror – Ignite Talk – Aftermath

November 10th, 2011

My Ignite talk when off without a hitch. A huge thanks to everyone who came to support me and laugh at my lame jokes, and much appreciation to Kristina D.C. Hoeppner for her coaching, feedback, and being my test audience over and over again.

I’ll link to the video on youtube as soon as it’s available.

If anyone considers doing one of these, please don’t underestimate how long it takes to prepare. Two weekends were lost to the preparation of this. Given the opportunity, I could have talked for half an hour. Slicing and compressing all that content into five minutes with a merciless clock ironically takes quite a bit of time.

  1. james
    November 12th, 2011 at 21:53 | #1

    Nice. Wish I could’ve been there to hear it.

  2. Richard
    November 16th, 2011 at 22:25 | #2

    Dude you did awesome,

    Particularly impressed that you got past the two sessions of mental commentary “Shit this isn’t a dry-run!”. If you hadn’t said afterwards, I wouldn’t have thought the pauses as anything other than intentional.

    Totally worth attending, and our little team won the challenge! Yay for Team Aaaargh!

  3. David
    December 25th, 2011 at 00:24 | #3
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