Me in the Big ‘D’ & Ignite Dallas

I try really hard to not be one of the people who is all talk and no action.  I talk a lot on my Job Search Secrets webshow and this blog about job seekers and professionals encouraging them to get outside of their comfort zone, defining your personal brand, and networking.  I will tell you that I am doing all those things on Wednesday night at Ignite Dallas.

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Ignite Dallas is a networking event and presentation extravaganza on steroids.  Myself, along with 15 other speakers will be giving five minute presentations to 500 plus people with 20 slides that automatically advance every fifteen seconds.  Yes, fifteen seconds in the Big D, Dallas.

An event like this is good for a number of different reasons.  I’m putting myself out there as a speaker and taking a chance in a new city where I’m looking to build my network, make new friends, and grow my business. As a attendee, you get to meet some of the most creative and networked people in the city at a cost of only twenty bucks.  Events like Ignite Dallas are held all over the world.  In fact, Ignite OKC is next week and sadly I will have to miss because of travel.

If you happen to be in Dallas Wednesday evening, I’d love to see you.  There’s still time to register for the event.  Great networking, good times, and ME hanging with YOU.  The event opens at 6:00 PM CST and talks start at 7:30 PM.  For those that are unable to make the trip to the Granada for the event, you are welcome to watch the live stream ( and tune into my talk and the 15 other brave soles who will also be giving talks on the Granada stage. I’ll make sure to alert the Twitterverse and Facebook folk before I go on stage.

My talk will be “7.2 Ways to Get Fired with Social Media.”  I don’t want to give the secret away but I plan on getting into character during my talk for some HR humor.  You won’t want to miss either an amazing presentation or a glorious disaster.  Either way, I can’t wait.

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.


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