PechaKucha – ever heard of it … nor had I, until a speaker at a local group I belong to came along to give his talk …
|Screen shot from their site|
It was eye-opening … such a clever way of presenting an idea to a group … a few slides, pertinent comment on each slide, an easy connection to the next slide …
20 slides ...
auto advance after 20 seconds …
by a presenter who spoke succinctly and clearly …
Then 0ur speaker answered questions on the various subjects he'd presented … what more could our audience want …? None - my next post will cover that aspect …
|Klein and Kythm|
But back to PechaKucha – which means chit-chat – or as we would perhaps understand it:
Talk Less: Show More
This story-telling format was created in 2003 by the two founders of Tokyo's Klein-Dythm Architectural Practice: Astrid Klein and Mark Dythm, as a way of succinctly promoting their designs, ideas and concepts.
|Rappongo at night with Tokyo Tower|
The architectural practice had an experimental event space in Roppongi – an affluent Roppongi Hills development area and popular night club scene in Tokyo – also there are also a few foreign embassies located near-by.
Having heard the presentation … I wanted to know more – which the online architecture, interiors and design magazine, Dezeen, based in London introduced me to and to the founders … but
|Fear of Public Speaking - love the image,|
but the video is 8+ minutes
here the PechaKucha website lets us see various presentations … on a number of subjects: including the 'how to … Get Creating ...'
The part I can't get my head round, but that's my age – I suspect, and hope! - are the evenings of PechaKucha presentations … I'm afraid I'm thinking of a Karaoke type-evening where 'a singer' is selected for some award … however the presentation we were given has excited me, not to say I do that many presentations.
The website shows some of these … longer than I'd expected … but cover these and other subjects: paper birds, paper models, fear of public speaking, world record painting in support of rhinoceroses … showing the opportunities …
|A speaker at a PechaKucha|
event in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This image shows a speaker at a PechaKucha night in Cluj-Napoca, Romania … in the heart of the Transylvania region – it is home to universities, a vibrant night life and landmarks dating back to Saxon and Hungarian eras.
Another piece of modern life's puzzle for me to get my elderly brain wrapped around … interesting world we live in – I feel very behind the times, yet know I'm probably more aware than many. Funny old world!
Thanks for reading … I do have a presentation to give on Monday on the Foundling Museum – but it will not be one of these … perhaps I'll be brave enough to give the idea a try next year.
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