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.

Why is everyone avoiding me? It's not a pyramid scheme!

Kelly Pofahl



For the last year, Kelly Pofahl has been building her network marketing business across the nation. In addition to being an MLM outcast in some social circles, Kelly teaches writing at several colleges and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, three kids, and 2 dogs. She studied acting at the prestigious Playhouse West School of Acting under Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum and received an MFA in Creavie Writing at Antioch Univeristy.

I had dreams..and they did not come true. Wait. OK, Well some did. The family,the kids, living in Bend etc..I have a great life..but I had other dreams too that actually included not living paycheck to paycheck. So, I decided: My career is going nowhere, the economy is not going to improve in the near future and nothing is going to get better unless I do something about it. I made a decision. I decided to build a network marketing business. I know what you are thinking "Sounds like one of those pyramid schemes." People have extreme reactions on the topic of network marketing and MLMs. Some people are passionate about it in the extreme, and there are even top celebrities doing it and advocating it. Yet, in many circles, including my own, a person might as well personally announced himself/herself as an outcast. I will discuss my experience as an MLM outcast, the problem with Network Marketing and the solutions.



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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