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Leading the Product - Lightning Talk - PitchFest

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Leading the Product (LTP) are planning another round of Lightning Talks this year. Would you like to be one of those speakers & have the chance to present to 500 product professionals???

We're hosting a LTP Pitchfest to give you the chance to do exactly that!

First, we'll hear from the folks who did Lightning Talks last year. Get their tips and hear about their experience in planning, practicing and getting up there!

Then, it's your turn! Those of you interested will get 90 seconds to pitch what you'd like to talk about. No slides... just you sharing with the crowd & judges.

At the end of the evening, 2 people will be selected to present a Lightning Talk at Leading the Product 2018. Selection is based on the judges' vote and votes from the audience.

One of the participants from Sydney said:
When I first read about pitch night, I thought "no way". 30 pitches, one winner... sounds a little too much like gladiatorial combat. But then I thought, it's 90 seconds, what do I have to lose? And on the night the crowd was friendly, there was a sense of camaraderie between those pitching, and it was fun to engage the crowd. I still can't believe I won – I'll be taking the stage in front of 400 product managers in Sydney in October, that's a pretty amazing opportunity. - Ivy Hornibrook

(& FYI, Ivy is one of the folks who will be giving her lighting talk at LTP!!!)

The judges are looking for :

Relevance – Appropriate subject matter for the audience
Level – The audience is primarily Product Managers with 5+ years of Product Management
Presentation Style – Entertaining, Engaging, Educational
The X-Factor - do we want to hear more from this person???

Our judges for the evening:
Adrienne Tan - Co-Founder of Brainmates & Leading the Product
https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriennetan/

Nicole Brolan - Product Director at SEEK
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-brolan-8665599/

Dan Johnston - Director of Design at Culture Amp
https://www.linkedin.com/in/danjohnstonpublic/

I WANT TO PRESENT! WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
You should rsvp for this session and then tell us you're interested at this url: https://goo.gl/forms/kH0mVQiakIq0oIvG3

In a supportive and friendly environment put forward an idea you’ve been noodling on. Maybe there is something that annoys you, something that you love, a new tool you just can’t live without, anything, just come and tell us about it. It’s only 90 seconds. What have you got to lose? It’s a great skill to work on. Get yourself ready for that great elevator pitch.

WHAT IS A LIGHTNING TALK?

It is a five minute presentation, with 20 slides that advance automatically. You can see a video of the three Lightning talks from Leading the Product Melbourne here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFL0gKVOhNE)