We’re going to end the night with a round of BattleDecks – here’s how it works.
We have 2 or 3 contestants. Each person uses the same deck of 20 slides that is provided by us and has to stick to a topic we provide – but they don’t get to see any of it ahead of time. As the slides come up, the contestant has to speak to the slides and try to weave it into a coherent (and humorous) talk. The other contestants are outside the room so they can’t see the slides ahead of time. Then the audience picks a winner.
We need volunteers to give the talks. This is not for the feint of heart. You should be able to think quickly on your feet and improvise, and of course make everyone laugh. If you’ve got what it takes, email battledecks[at]igniteaustin.org or reach out on Twitter @igniteaustin
Take a look at these examples from SXSW…