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February 15, 2011, 10:50:09 PM
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The 5-minute Ignite! talk I did about Bitcoin is up:
  http://blip.tv/file/4771178

It was mostly what I wanted to say; I think I ended better than I started.  My slides and script
with exactly what I planned to say are here:
  http://www.skypaint.com/bitcoin/GavinIgniteTalk.pdf

Feel free to remix it.  If I ever do another Ignite! talk (they're 5 minute talks with slides that auto-advance ever 15 seconds) I'll plan to say less, try to interact with the audience more, and may hire somebody (with bitcoins, of course) to replace my text-heavy slides with more pretty pictures.

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February 15, 2011, 10:59:28 PM
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February 15, 2011, 11:00:19 PM
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Very good talk for just 5 minutes! You covered many of the most important points in an interesting way.

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February 15, 2011, 11:06:32 PM
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well done, gavin!  and you're right... "Making Money" is not appropriate as a title. 
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February 15, 2011, 11:15:38 PM
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great talk gavin. Smiley

now, where can i invest in some of that stone money? i'm not sure i like the intangibility of bitcoins... haha

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February 15, 2011, 11:58:26 PM
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The 5-minute Ignite! talk I did about Bitcoin is up:
  http://blip.tv/file/4771178

It was mostly what I wanted to say; I think I ended better than I started.  My slides and script
with exactly what I planned to say are here:
  http://www.skypaint.com/bitcoin/GavinIgniteTalk.pdf

Feel free to remix it.  If I ever do another Ignite! talk (they're 5 minute talks with slides that auto-advance ever 15 seconds) I'll plan to say less, try to interact with the audience more, and may hire somebody (with bitcoins, of course) to replace my text-heavy slides with more pretty pictures.


I haven't looked yet but... slides should almost never have text. If you want people to actually remember what you have to say then I recommend looking up "Death by powerpoint". There has been some interesting work on the subject and basically, having text up while speaking leads people to try and read and listen at the same time, and has been shown to decrease peoples ability to recall information.

Slides work much better when they present information in a visual (rather than textual) way. Graphs, charts, pictures. Otherwise, I might ditch them all together, since they are probably hindering, rather than helping, the message.
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February 15, 2011, 11:59:33 PM
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I loved the Bernanke canoe comment around 3:50.  Well done!
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February 16, 2011, 01:09:27 AM
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The 5-minute Ignite! talk I did about Bitcoin is up:
  http://blip.tv/file/4771178

It was mostly what I wanted to say; I think I ended better than I started.  My slides and script
with exactly what I planned to say are here:
  http://www.skypaint.com/bitcoin/GavinIgniteTalk.pdf

Feel free to remix it.  If I ever do another Ignite! talk (they're 5 minute talks with slides that auto-advance ever 15 seconds) I'll plan to say less, try to interact with the audience more, and may hire somebody (with bitcoins, of course) to replace my text-heavy slides with more pretty pictures.


No need for "I should'a this, I should'a that", talk did the job, well done. Smiley

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February 16, 2011, 01:21:24 AM
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Great talk! Gavin did an excellent job of both relating to the audience and putting bitcoin into terms that the average technically inclined person is able to understand.  [begin plug] Incidentally, I'll be doing a similar pitch at Boulder Startup Weekend http://boulder.startupweekend.org/  in about 2 weeks.  If any active Bitcoiners are in Colorado, I invite you to attend. [/end plug]
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February 16, 2011, 01:24:35 AM
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Superb !

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February 16, 2011, 01:53:46 AM
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Thank you for this!

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February 16, 2011, 02:06:06 AM
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Heh excellent and I liked the slides, when you said wordy slides, I thought you meant it.

It sent a friend of mine on his way out of the house raving about how he wanted to check out these bit coins and what a great idea this was, and how he wants to check into what he needs to do to start accepting coins on his business site, oh and I believe he may have made some disparaging comments about the fed printing money.

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February 16, 2011, 02:22:44 AM
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Great talk! Gavin did an excellent job of both relating to the audience and putting bitcoin into terms that the average technically inclined person is able to understand.  [begin plug] Incidentally, I'll be doing a similar pitch at Boulder Startup Weekend http://boulder.startupweekend.org/  in about 2 weeks.  If any active Bitcoiners are in Colorado, I invite you to attend. [/end plug]

Let us know when the video goes up  Smiley
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February 16, 2011, 03:55:36 AM
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Interesting, in this talk supposedly on the Feb. 8 2011 there is two references to the total money supply of Bitcoin being ~ 3 million btc, by the moderator and Gavin.

Yet on bitcoin watch the total money supply today is 5.4 million btc. http://www.bitcoinwatch.com/ and this number is what there should be with the 50 per block rate. Also I have in my mind that total supply number on bitcoin watch only a few days ago was 3. xx million not 5 million .... tell me I'm not losing my marbles here.

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February 16, 2011, 04:28:06 AM
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My final ignite slides are up at http://bitcoinbasics.com/ignitedc.  They were way too wordy, and I tried to cram too much info into the presentation,
but I'll know better next time.  Speaking of next time, I've just applied to present at an ignite at DrupalCon Chicago in a few weeks, I'll know on the 28th if I've been accepted.

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February 16, 2011, 10:57:01 AM
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Also I have in my mind that total supply number on bitcoin watch only a few days ago was 3. xx million not 5 million .... tell me I'm not losing my marbles here.

A short time ago, the total was around 3 million dollars and just over 5 million coins. Now it's around 5.8 million dollars and 5.4 million coins. So the main change in that time is due to the increase in the exchange rate, rather than a large increase in the number of coins.
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February 16, 2011, 11:33:58 AM
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The 5-minute Ignite! talk I did about Bitcoin is up:
  http://blip.tv/file/4771178

Excellent job, well done Sir !

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Well, i noticed some trauma, but still it was an awesome presentation ! If you train some more, you can become the official Bitcoin's PR face (no need to hire another PR guy).

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February 16, 2011, 02:13:39 PM
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Thanks for all the positive feedback!

And ribuck's right-- when I first started putting together the talk there were about 5 million bitcoins worth about 2.5 million dollars.

By the time I gave it, they were worth about 4 million dollars.  And two days after I gave it bitcoins hit $US 1.00 ...

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February 16, 2011, 03:02:47 PM
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Good stuff. This video should be on the front page of bitcoin.org.

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February 16, 2011, 06:36:34 PM
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Good stuff. This video should be on the front page of bitcoin.org.

This is definately the best video about bitcoin that has been made so far.
It should be posted on the frontpage as explanation, used as an advertisement and posted to YouTube (of course).

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