Telling a story with a fixed time frame using only pictures is – powerful! PechaKucha Nights are held world wide in front of an audience and is the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”. Specifically, it is a speaking format where the presenter has 20 images and each slide is on the screen for exactly 20 seconds. This is a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things interesting and moving at a rapid pace.
This format has turned into a massive celebration with events happening in over a 1000 cities around the world inspiring creatives worldwide. The idea was originally conceived by two architects, Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein in Tokyo as creative concept presentations.
Have a big project coming up at work or want to make a big announcement? Why not incorporate a PechaKucha style presentation at your next team meeting, team retreat or corporate event? The unique 20 x 20 format encourages:
1. The core message to be concise within 6 minute and 40 seconds
2. Interesting meetings that engage employees
3. Brain-friendly presentations that are more appealing to the eye than the average corporate slide
4. Ideas! Sparks thoughts and dialogue
Incorporating the PechaKucha format nurtures a new way of thinking leading to more creative, shorter and highly polished presentations. This will enhance presentation skills and it is also a great format for project reviews, presentations and internal meetings.
Here’s a tip: when creating a PechaKucha presentation use this formula: As a result of my presentation, my audience will learn (XYZ) , or be asked to (XYZ).
Want to see a PechaKucha Night in action? We have our very own PechaKucha Nights here in London, ON.