The Power of Slides
Pecha Kucha and the art of liberating constraints
Pecha Kucha is a global presentation phenomenon started in 2003 in Tokyo by two
expatriates. What is Pecha Kucha? Our friend Daniel Pink sums up the essence of
Pecha Kucha in the title of his Wired article on the subject: quot;Pecha Kucha: Get to the
PowerPoint in 20 Slides Then Sit the Hell Down.quot;
The Pecha Kucha method of presentation design and delivery is very simple. You
must use 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds, as you tell your story. That's 6
minutes and 40 seconds. Slides advance automatically and when you're done you're
done. That's it. Sit down. The objective of these simple but tight restraints is to keep
the presentations brief and focused and to give more people a chance to present in a
single night. I attended my first Pecha Kucha Night in Tokyo last May and the place
was packed so tight with such a buzz in the crowd that it was difficult to hear some of
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You actually go back to simple little pieces of paper.
You write down your thoughts.
Group them and combine them as “slides”.
Maybe you'll spice them with a downloaded picture.
A great way of brain storming.
Finally you publish them to get feed back.
Very simple – and very powerful.