Ignite Talk

Gracie McKinstry-Smith giving her talk, "How to Train Your Pet Fish," at Ignite Minneapolis 10 to 1000+ audience members on May 10, 2016 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.

Ignite Minneapolis is an event of big ideas. Eighteen speakers stand up on a stage and in five minutes, pitch something that they are passionate about. With 20 slides, changing at 15 seconds each, every second counts. I got up on a stage in front of a sold out show of 1000+ people and spoke to them about how to train a fish.

Here are some of the comments and tweets I received:

“WOW!  You are a natural.  I am blown away by your presence on stage. Congrats on your presentation and your very talented fish!” -Rick Gomez, CMO, Target

My new life goal is to have the patience required to train a fish. That talk rocked.” – @mollyschned

“As a fish owner, Gracie just changed my life.” – @Kelslundberg

“I bet Gracie’s beta fish is better trained and behaved than my 3 cats combined, none of which play soccer.” -@velvetjules