15 seconds…Thank You #ignitechi

15 seconds is just enough time…to make an impact…to make you awkward and then comfortable…excited yet empathetic…to make you emotional…engage you…to lead you in and then bring you up and drop you down…or bring you down than lift you us…and inspire you…maybe there’s 5 seconds to allure… then 5 seconds to allude….and 5 seconds to conclude….or maybe its 5 seconds to allure…5 seconds to excite… then 5 seconds to conclude…the hour glass formula would be – 3 second intro, 3 second thesis, 3 second proof, 3 second repeat thesis, 3 second conclusion (see forthcoming post)…..15 seconds is just enough for 3 thoughts…one intro…one body…one conclusion…or one patient and provoking thought…don’t over think it…say hello…tell me why…say good bye…get my attention…give me a treat…tell me what to do…15 seconds…that’s all I got….20x in a row…and I tried to make the most of every moment…all thanks to Ignite Chicago!

Tuesday night I was challenged in 15 seconds…20x…5 minutes…to communicate…passionately…in my case, about breathing (see my other post about breathing here)

Thank you Ignite Chicago for teaching me the value of 15 seconds…and thank you to all of the sponsors that helped make this event happen… Catalyst Ranch (the venue) a super cool and creative meeting and event space, Lagunitas Brewing Company (the beer) who provided a Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin to calm the nerves and lighten up the crowd, Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza (the pizza) who kept everyone well fed and energized, and to Ali Karabassi and CoderDojo Chicago (the charity) who made this fun event a contribution to a worthy cause…

CoderDojo MISSION: CoderDojoChi is a volunteer run nonprofit organization that teaches web, game, and app development to youth ages 7 to 17. Our mission is to create a fun, collaborative environment to explore STEM. Through challenging play, youth can build memorable experiences with mentors.  All classes are 100% free of charge thanks to your generous donations.

If you haven’t yet….please donate…check out this event…support the speakers…or if you are passionate about anything, SIGN UP TO SPEAK!!!

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