Route 66? Why not just take the Interstate?? – The Video!

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May 312011

I had the opportunity to speak in front of 900 attendees at Ignite Phoenix 10 in Scottsdale. Click HERE to watch the video!

The premise is you get 5 minutes, 20 slides, and speak without cue cards, a teleprompter, or anything to rely on. Just your memory. The slides are timed at 15 second intervals, and you do not know when your 15 seconds are up – so timing is everything! I was first on stage out of 18 presenters – so I did what anyone would have done – prayed, took a deep breath, and headed out to the stage!

The presentation was to get 2 messages across: 1) Route 66 is still there! 2) here is a SMALL part of what you will see on Route 66 – so get out there!!

I was approached by SO MANY attendees afterwards telling me how they have traveled it in the past, or about the people and places they have met, or how they now want to travel it, or simply – they didn’t know it was still drivable! My point got across!

Now, it is hard to remember everything when you are standing in front of a packed auditorium, alone on the stage with only your slides behind you, and your mouth and brain racing to see which one gets the point out first!

As you can see, a few times the mouth won over the brain, and a few things got jumbled – so don’t hold it against me!

I truly want to thank David Schwartz for providing me most of the pictures for the slides – they served their purpose better than I expected – and only help me getting my presentation to the next level.

As I said in the last few seconds – ‘I hope to see you on the road!’

Route 66: Why not just take the Interstate?

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Apr 292011

Ed Klein and Route 66 World has been chosen to be one of 18 presenters to speak at Ignite Phoenix 10 – May 20, 2011 @ 6:30-9:30 PM
Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

18 Presenters
20 Slides
5 Minutes

I have an opportunity of a life time! I will present to 850 audience members about Route 66 and all the wonders, history, and glory it has to offer its travelers.

If you are in the Scottsdale / Phoenix area – and are interested in going – tickets go on sale Sat. April 30th at 10am and they will go fast!

Presenters have 5 minutes to talk about their passions, their interests, and things they are very knowledgeable about – and mine, of course, is Route 66!

If you cannot attend – there will be a LIVE streaming video the night of the event – and if you are not near a computer on May 20th, I will post the YouTube video a few days after the event is completed.

Keep an eye on the Ignite Phoenix website by clicking HERE.

A special thank you to my friend, and fellow Route 66 ‘roadie’ David Schwartz for his use of his fantastic photographs of Route 66 for my presentation!