Check out my Ignite Talk

A few weeks ago the good people at O’Reilly Media uploaded my five minute Ignite Sebastopol 6 talk. I have been hesitant to share it with you guys because I have near crippling glossophobia that apparently continues on to the weeks after walking off the stage. Perhaps I’m just a little self-conscious.

But you know what? The reason I jumped at the opportunity to give an Ignite talk was an effort to conquer my fear of public speaking. So here’s to conquering another fear! The talk is about serendipity and how it brought me from a high school in Houston to the Ignite stage in Sebastopol.

Also, shoutout to my friend Lauren Kilberg who was probably the first person in the world to see the video on YouTube. In fact, Lauren was the first person to tell me it was on YouTube and she’s tweeting from Korea! True friends 😀

As of this posting I STILL haven’t watched the video which has 90 views so far. Can’t believe I’m sharing this with you guys haha. Cheers and don’t be too mean in the comments! No promises but if I get enough positive comments here to convince me it isn’t a totally embarrassing train wreck, I’ll totally consider watching it.

61 thoughts on “Check out my Ignite Talk

  1. @justex07 the video was great. Clever, smooth and interesting all the way through. Keep it up!

  2. @justex07 the video was great. Clever, smooth and interesting all the way through. Keep it up!

  3. @Blogography thanks so much. I value your opinion quite a bit so that means all the more to me. I appreciate you watching it.

  4. @Blogography thanks so much. I value your opinion quite a bit so that means all the more to me. I appreciate you watching it.

  5. @bethanymichaela Thanks, I need to tell Joe, he was instrumental in talking me through the early stages of my talk development the night I found out about the opportunity.

  6. @bethanymichaela Thanks, I need to tell Joe, he was instrumental in talking me through the early stages of my talk development the night I found out about the opportunity.

  7. @justex07 Just watched it. You did great! I’m now going to share it on Facebook. 😛

  8. @justex07 Just watched it. You did great! I’m now going to share it on Facebook. 😛

  9. @justex07 And with talks like that remember – they don’t know what you were GOING to tell them. Only what you told them. 😉

  10. @justex07 And with talks like that remember – they don’t know what you were GOING to tell them. Only what you told them. 😉

  11. @justex07 Maybe Amazon just thinks you need to see Justin Timberlake without clothes… #justsayin

  12. @justex07 Maybe Amazon just thinks you need to see Justin Timberlake without clothes… #justsayin

  13. @justex07 Amazon working fine on my TV. Hulu loaded slow initially (about :20) but is working ok otherwise.

  14. @justex07 Amazon working fine on my TV. Hulu loaded slow initially (about :20) but is working ok otherwise.

  15. @richmackey dang. Wonder what’s up. Watched Vudu the other night on HDX. Amazing picture quality.

  16. @richmackey dang. Wonder what’s up. Watched Vudu the other night on HDX. Amazing picture quality.

  17. @mccoyca You did? What did you learn. I figured by now you knew about as much about me as I know haha. And thanks, glad I did a good job, I was incredibly nervous to go on stage. Just knew I’d blank out, fall down or have a panic attack.

  18. @mccoyca You did? What did you learn. I figured by now you knew about as much about me as I know haha. And thanks, glad I did a good job, I was incredibly nervous to go on stage. Just knew I’d blank out, fall down or have a panic attack.

  19. @justex07 I didn’t know the story of how you and Ryan met, so sweet! I also didn’t know that he convinced you to get into photography but I’m glad he did.

  20. @justex07 I didn’t know the story of how you and Ryan met, so sweet! I also didn’t know that he convinced you to get into photography but I’m glad he did.

  21. This has been sitting in my Instapaper for two months waiting to be watched. Justin, your talk was sensational! If you have a fear of public speaking, it certainly doesn’t show.

  22. This has been sitting in my Instapaper for two months waiting to be watched. Justin, your talk was sensational! If you have a fear of public speaking, it certainly doesn’t show.

  23.  @iTod Thank you so much. Having bright lights on me helped forget there was an audience out there, but I was still pretty nervous. After it was over, however, all I wanted to do was another ignite talk haha.

  24.  @iTod Thank you so much. Having bright lights on me helped forget there was an audience out there, but I was still pretty nervous. After it was over, however, all I wanted to do was another ignite talk haha.

  25. @justex07 Great talk, love how you move everywhere and really get involved in things you love. Inspiration for after my graduation next year

  26. @ryan_tudor awe thanks! And congrats on graduating next year! What’s next for you after that?

  27. @justex07 Thank you, got a crazy final year ahead, but hopefully it will be worth it. I’m not too sure actually, anything could happen!

  28. @ryan_tudor I’m sure it will be, my last year was probably my best year; despite the stress. Not knowing your future is half the fun 😀

  29. @justex07 Very true! and feeling rather positive about my future, not knowing it is the exciting part.

  30. justex07 oskrNYC wow you were amazing! I could never in a million years. And what an incredible chain of events!

  31. YourDailyThomas oskrNYC Thanks! I was hella nervous! Almost didn’t do it but kaleb1983 gave me the confidence I needed 🙂

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