Ignite Raleigh 1 Speaker Application

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  1. Creating a cohesive entrepreneurial community in the traingle

    There are many pools of entrepreneurs in the triangle. How can we create a sense of community that sparks (ignites) even more growth in the region and expands the pool of entrepreneurial talent.

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    • Just Say No to Broadband and Yes to Connectivity

      Telecommunications is no longer a network, but merely and application. The same is true of TeeVee. As the FCC moves to create a National Broadband Plan we must ask why we should continue a funding model that prevents the connectivity we desire and the opportunity that will drive our economy. Generative opportunity awaits from the edge if we just say no to broadband.

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        • Community building around ScienceintheTriangle.org: real time + real estate

          Extending the physical presence of the RTP with the capabilities of Web 2.0 or social media tools. How we're using the Internet to move from Presence (land) to Participation (in the Park and across global science parks).

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          • Hate Driven Development

            Sometimes what you need to make it through a task is harnessing your revulsion for it and just getting the work done. Harness your anger to push past procrastination.

            5 votes
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            • How and why you should avoid yak shaving

              You need to fix a bug. Before you fix the bug, you need to update your libraries, before you can do that, you need to update your operating system. Before that, maybe you should install that RAM upgrade ... at MIT, the term yak shaving was coined to describe this pattern. This talk will describe how people fall into it and how you can break out of it.

              6 votes
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              • Writing for the Real World--Breaking Free of Those Stuffy Rules You Learned in English Class

                Don't get me wrong, I truly do admire teachers. But a lot of the writing "rules" they drilled into our heads were better suited to impressing college deans than communicating clearly out in the real world. So if you want to connect with your readers and make sure your message gets across, it's time to break free of the bad habits they created.

                10 votes
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                • Acting as a submariner

                  We have constant connections and myriad ways of communicating. However, this typically means a spike in both interruptions and distractions. There is some benefit to being disconnected and unreachable -- for set periods of time. This presentation will discuss improving your productivity by running silent and deep.

                  7 votes
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                  • Blogophobia: Your Name Doesn't Have to Be Seth Godin to Do Great Things Online

                    So you want to start a blog but you don't think you have anything original to say? Or perhaps your company wants to have a blog but you're worried about the type of comments that will be made about your brand. I'll teach you how to get past these obstacles so you can finally rock the blogosphere.

                    18 votes
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                    • Be the B: Build a Company that Builds More than Wealth

                      The world doesn't stand still. You shouldn't be building a business the same way today that you would have in the 80's Gordon Gecko isn't the last word on how to succeed. Learn about being a B Corporation, what "being beneficial" is about, and how to legally include your community, your environment, and your sense of decency into your company's mission.

                      38 votes
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                      • Sales 2.0

                        The old ways of doing sales is out. Forget about networking and relationship building. Prospects want value, pure and simple. You will be able to do in 3 weeks, what would take 3 months. In 9 weeks, what would take 9 months, and in 12 weeks, what would take a year! But you have to listen to get the gold nugget. Sales 2.0 is here!! Get on the train.

                        14 votes
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                        • Everything You've Been Told About Entrepreneurship is WRONG! (Part I)

                          There is a lot of conventional wisdom in the startup world. When I was at MIT taking classes on entrepreneurship, it was clear that there is a certain way you are supposed to run a startup. My experience with StatSheet.com runs counter to much of what you hear from VCs, academics and even other entrepreneurs.

                          19 votes
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                          • Grow your Business using the Bible!

                            King David, King Solomon, Abraham & Job were the Bill Gates & Warren Buffet of their times. Let's look at how they gained access to God to open the heavens and get RICH! You will see how relevant these methods are, and how they work in today's economy.

                            7 votes
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                            • Speak Spanish your in America!

                              How the Latino population will move all media, politics, and influence family values in the over the next 15 years. Learn how to engage this group of people for business, to make changes in America, and to increase the U.S tax base.

                              9 votes
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                              • The North Carolina Beer Revolution

                                or how NC is becoming a mature beer environment and social media's role in that success.

                                51 votes
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                                • When is green not so green? How sustainable is your coffee?

                                  Most consumers know about organic and Fair Trade coffee. When it comes to the sustainability of your morning beverage, those certifications aren't the whole story, not even close. How your coffee is grown, sorted, sourced, roasted, packaged, brewed, served and disposed are all equally important, and sorely neglected in conversations about coffee and sustainability.

                                  50 votes
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                                  • 3 Secrets of Effective Nomading

                                    Working from home is fun, but it can also be very boring and distracting. Nomading from hotspot to hotspot increases focus and productivity. It's also a great way to build contacts and score a new contract. Come learn 3 secrets to effective nomading.

                                    58 votes
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                                    • Learning Mandarin in 2 years without leaving Raleigh

                                      This will not require you to buy any software, attend any class nor implant anything in your skull. It's 80% making the most of your precious downtime and 20% practical advice for language acquisition. Of course, this approach works just as well for most languages (I used it to learn Spanish originally).

                                      38 votes
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                                      • The Great North Carolina Barbecue Debate: Vinegar vs. Tomato

                                        One of the great debates in our state is Eastern-style Barbecue versus Piedmont, or Lexington, style Barbecue, and many have come to near blows over this. The biggest difference is in the "dip" recipe, where Eastern-style is vinegar-based and Lexington-style is tomato. Learn about the history of this culinary split, cooking differences and some recommendations for the best places offering each style. No pigs were harmed, or smoked, in the creation of this Ignite Raleigh submission.

                                        43 votes
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                                        • Sniff, Sip, or Chugg The Guide To North Carolina Wine

                                          From the coast to the mountains North Carolina is seeing exploding growth in its wine industry. North Carolina Wine TV Co-Host, Kipp Bodnar will help show you the best of North Carolina's wines as well as where to stop in for a quick taste or maybe even an all out party.

                                          From dry to sweet to muscadine there is so much wine and so little time to drink it.

                                          34 votes
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