There's an article in Inc magazine about Tim O’Shaughnessy, LivingSocial CEO, in which he describes how he works. There were a good few things where you I wondered how effective they could be, and then I got to a description of 'Ignite' presentations.
An Ignite presentation, I discovered, is a five minute Powerpoint presentation with 20 slides. Yes, that's 20 slides in 5 minutes. Apparently, it's supposed to 'ignite' the audience. The thought of 20 slides in 5 minutes made me quite dizzy. It's one every 25 seconds. I'm not sure I read that quickly - and I read quickly.
It seemed to me, that it's the wrong answer to the question. How to get the audience excited isn't answered by more powerpoint, it's answered by being a better presenter. Connecting with the audience and allowing them to connect with your passion.
Has anyone seen an 'ignite' presentation and want to talk me out of this view?