How to Celebrate Day for Failure - Public Events


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Have you ever CELEBRATED failure? We build a new culture of failure. The Day for Failure is an international celebration of failure which takes place on October 13th.

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How to Celebrate Day for Failure - Public Events

  1. 1. Main dish#1: Public Events
  2. 2. Caution! • Keep things simple • Always ask questions • Use materials on the website. • We’re non-profit. We cannot provide a financial support. (You might need a sponsor)
  3. 3. Ingredients • Participants >= 50 • Speakers >= 2 • Camera & Materials* • Refreshments & So! Drinks** Materials are downloadable on our website (Resources). Materials consist of Posters(A4), Nametags, Videos, Presentation slides, and so forth.* While refreshments and soft drinks are not essential, they easily make people happy.
  4. 4. Recipe • 17:30-18:00 Opening & Intro Material* • 18:00-19:30 2~3 Speaker Talks* • 19:30-20:00 Open Mic Session* • 20:00- A!er Party* Presentation & Video materials (Intro, 5 interviews, and two collages) will be published on thewebsite. You could select the video you think will best suit your target audience.* Talk should last less than 30 minutes. The recommended format is (10m: failure + 10m: lessons+ 5m: Q&A)* Open Mic sessions: Anyone could come up to the stage and share their failures and lessonswithin 5 mins. There should a timer who does his job strictly. And encourage the big applauseafter each sharing. When someone tells inappropriate stories, use your common sense andinterrupt.
  5. 5. Spices* • Post-secret: Participants confess to their failures by writing them down in a post card. Later we display on the web. • Cool Failure Competition: Compete with each other for the cool failure experience they have. The winner gets a small prize. • ‘Doomed to fail’ Games: Have participants do tricky things (e.g. Juggling or Tongue twister before audience.) The point is to make them fail. The one with most courage will be rewarded. • Pledge Bold Action: Prepare a big white board or an equivalent. Let people publicly announce their dreams.* For more details or suggestions, contact* Only when you have extra time and energy, use the above. While they will significantly improvethe taste of the event, you should remember not to overdo them; Less is more.
  6. 6. Chef ’s Duty 1. Inform us when and where you will organize an event. (contact us) 2. Take as many photos as possible. 3. Cook a one-page report on what happened, which will be collected for the blog.
  7. 7. One more thing... Make sure people use #dayforfailure on Twitter.
  8. 8. Next is Desserts.