About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

Please Use "I" Statements

Donna Jacobsen



I'm a professional connector & facilitator who gets jazzed by cooperative programs for youth, nonprofits & business. I currently work full-time as Youth and Family Ministries Leader at Trinity Episcopal Church and part-time as Administrative and Marketing Support for CJ & Lisa Real Estate. In the past, I've been a facilitator to executive meetings, a sales trainer and a marketing & promotion programs manager for high tech firms in the Bay Area and Atlanta. I'm a mom to a teenager and am involved in assisting several non-profits around town.

Examples of the hilarity, yet importance, of carefully selecting one's words, body language and tone when communicating with... well... ANYONE. I will cover the "overdone" (the treacly "what I heard you say was...") and the "inappropriate" (Kindergartners at circle time airing their conflicts by using the script: "Tommy, are you ready to hear my complaint?"), as well as simple tips to improve interpersonal communication that don't seem contrived.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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