This is a presentation on Pecha Kucha, in the Pecha Kucha presentation format. I had no knowledge or understanding of this presentation style prior to being given this task.
In Mid July, Alan contacted me and told me about this new style of presentation and asked me to research into it. A few days later a email arrived and with some notes on the format. I had to present this presentation to this room today.
So where do we start: The actual format of Pecha Kucha has been credited to Tokyo based Klein Dytham Architecture, where Mark Dytham (English) and Astrid Klein (Italian) devised the format for a way of engaging people to present their new creative ideas and designs in a relaxed atmosphere.
The result was Pecha Kucha evenings. These were Show and tell events for young designers.
A strict format was implemented: 20 images x 20 seconds . That’s 6 minutes and 40 seconds to make your point, and then the next person is up. This helps to: keep presentations brief and concise allow more people the chance to show keep the interest level high.
World Wide Spread – 114 Cities Since then, Pecha Kucha Nights have popped up in dozens of cities around the globe, like a viral franchise. Many document their events on their websites, often uploading the slides for viewing, but usually without the benefit of the presenters’ narration.
Seth Godin is a self-confessed PowerPoint hater.
From research on the internet it’s clear that’s Seth isn’t alone, and the phase: Death by PowerPoint is everywhere, for as many people who are using PowerPoint, the same are burning their copies of the software and have started hate campaigns!
Why do people hate PowerPoint? To long, pointless and over animated. Yawn.
Look at this slide! What the hell!?
A Bored Meeting.
The Pecha Kucha strict constraints help the creative flow of a presentation: Constraints are good Sometimes the hardest projects are the ones where we have full creative license, no constraints As designers we are problem-solvers With no constraints, the options become limitless and overwhelming
SpaceShipOne – The Ansari X Prize To win the prize, famed aerospace designer Burt Rutan and financier Richard Branson led the first private team to build and launch a spacecraft capable of carrying three people to 100 kilometres above the earth's surface, twice within two weeks. The Ansari family shared our vision and agreed to join the revolution by becoming the title sponsors of the first X PRIZE, jumpstarting 26 teams from 7 different nations to pursue their passions by competing for the prize. Those 26 teams combined spent more than $100 million to win the prize. Since SpaceShipOne won the prize, there has been more than $1.5 billion dollars in public and private expenditure in support of the private spaceflight industry.
Focus on objectives and crucial points
My Slide from Goals Presentation – WTF!?
Pecha-Kucha Tips – Don’t Monkey Around – Straight to the point
Add Humour – A big Bum is always funny! – Pecha Kucha is a form of entertainment.
Enjoy yourself. Smile. Crack Jokes. Have Fun! Just like these Nuns!
As you see my time is almost up: So in conclusion, the format is taking off very fast, however the corporate world is very much ignoring the new format. To be honest which company director would like someone to clump their whole years accounts and breakdowns into 6:40? Great for learning styles, networking etc…
Pecha Kucha [Pecha-k-Cha] A Presentation By Ben Rowe
“ Tell me a problem that can't be outlined in six minutes and I'll show you it’s a problem it's probably not worth having a meeting about.” Best Selling Author & Self Confessed PowerPoint Hater; Seth Godin
Creativity Loves Constraints Marissa Mayer, Google Customer Products Director