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This month we are doing short talks by anyone, maybe including yours! Lightning talks are a great way to try out speaking or respond to an earlier presentation at a venue like New York Amateur Computer Club. The idea is that stand up and speak for a few minutes about one topic – it could be highlighting a useful piece of software, a web site or Internet service, some computer solution you came up with, or anything else related to everyday computer use. We want as many audience members as possible get a chance to share something.
- You may a few slides or prepare something on the Internet that you will demonstrate – you may use the classroom computer or Brendan's laptop or your own.
- Or you can keep it simple and have no visual aids.
- Do not spend a lot of time planning. In fact if you decide at the last minute, during the meeting, that you want a chance to speak, that's just fine!
- Plan to speak for 3 to 7 minutes. We'll try to keep it to 10 minutes maximum per topic, including audience questions and discussion. Don't worry about filling the time; just talk like you're explaining something to a friend and it will flow naturally.
- If you want to be excluded from the video recording published on YouTube just mention that when you start speaking or tell Brendan afterward.
- Jim Yeargin, Hank Kee, and Brendan Kidwell will have some quick ideas to share, but we want to see new speakers share their thoughts first – new faces go to the front of the queue.
If you want to get on the list of speakers or you have any questions, please email Brendan Kidwell < email@example.com >.
You may be asked to show a government-issued photo ID to enter the building. Yearly club membership is $20, but you are not required to be a member to attend a NYACC event. RSVP encouraged but not required.