PechaKucha – The Art of Concise Presentation
So I was recently asked if I’d like to do a talk at the St. Neots PechaKucha night, Vol6. I had heard of PechaKucha but hadn’t yet been to one. I really liked the concept so was up for the challenge.
For those that have never heard of PechaKucha it’s coined as ‘The art of concise presentation’ that originated from Tokyo in 2003. The idea seems to have taken off worldwide as PechaKucha nights now occur in over 900 cities. For those that know me, being concise is really not one of my strong points, in fact I’m the complete opposite.
I liked the idea that you show 20 images and each image is shown for 20 seconds before switching to the next one. As the saying goes ‘pictures can say a thousand words’. Also your talk can be about anything so because I’ve been currently beavering away upcycling stuff I thought that could be the focus as I had plenty of material plus it’s pretty on trend at the moment so may be of interest to some of the audience.
There are also other speakers on the night which I liked as it would mean I wouldn’t be the whole focus of the night (don’t want people to have a wasted journey!) which I liked but also I was interested in listening to others.
Preparing it was pretty easy but timing my talk to the images was a lot harder than I envisaged, it took a lot of fine tuning and also meant I couldn’t ad-lib as I went along and go off at tangents which is something I am really good at!
Anyway to keep this blog post concise, here is the fruit of my labour and is posted up on the PechaKucha website for the whole world to watch – eek! I just about survived it and should now run a competition to see how many times I said ‘Erm…’! Several hundred times too many!…
Enjoy and if you have a subject you’re passionate about then why not talk at the next PechaKucha night near you?