[Hidden-tech] Ignite Amherst!

Jeff Rutherford jeff at jeffrutherford.com
Thu Sep 17 16:41:21 EDT 2009

This sounds like a great event. I'm going to try and make it.

I would also encourage anyone who is trying to improve their public
speaking-presentation skills to consider Toastmasters. The Northampton
Toastmasters group meets the first and third Wednesday evening of every
month. Here's a link to the website -


Jeff Rutherford
413 475-0087

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Baer Tierkel <baer at sweetmojo.com> wrote:

>   ** Be sure to fill out the survey/skills inventory in the member's area.
>   ** If you did, we all thank you.
> Hi All
> We wanted to let all you geeks out there that we are hosting our first
> Ignite! talk in Amherst next Tuesday night and you all are invited!
> You may ask, "But Baer, what's an Ignite talk?"  Well, Ignite is a series
> of 5 minutes speed presentations on topics ranging from 'What does Twitter
> Have to do with Democracy" to 'How to Hack a Mountain', any topic that
> someone's passionate about.  Imagine you had 300 seconds in front of an
> audience drinking beers & wine and all you had was a slide deck that you
> were not allowed to control as it auto-forwarded every 15 seconds.  What
> would you do?
> Ignite: Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick.
> Our first IgniteAmherst will be a set of valley tech start-up entrepreneurs
> presenting on the crazy shit they are most passionate about.  Come on out
> and join us, drink some beers, see some old geek friends and meet some new
> ones.  Oh, and get enlightened while you're at it...
> Tuesday, 9/22
> wünderarts
> 383 Main Street, Amherst
> 7pm
> Details and RSVP on facebook here:
> http://bit.ly/4qw2F7
> You can also follow us on Twitter @IgniteAmherst
> Oh, and it's free (well, a donation jar for the beers)!  We're just trying
> to stir it up a bit 'round here...
> See ya there,
> Katrin Verclas & Baer Tierkel & Tony Maroulis
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