PechaKucha: (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and devoid of waffle.
Imagine if you left Art College to go to your first interview and while nervously sitting there, the first question you were asked was “How many new ideas do you have a week?” or “Do you think you’ll run out of new ideas in 20 years time?” Thank goodness that’s not how it goes, but it is the hidden demand of our industry. ” Donna Churchman
PechaKucha Nights, which host a number of talks in one evening, now happen in over 900 cities around the world and can be viewed by joining pechakucha.org
The challenge for the presenter is that the slides run automatically, so you have to keep up with your narration – if you go too slow, too fast, fumble your words or get lost, slides just pass on by without comment.
I presented my PechaKucha on Creative Block & Flow in London during Design Week. It was a pleasure to present such a visual representation of my two great passions: design and understanding how we experience life.