Pecha kucha and effective business presentations

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Pecha kucha and effective business presentations

  1. 1. art of concise presentations Hrishikesh Karekar This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. 2. started as an event for young designers to meet, network and show case their work in public Pecha Kucha Nights
  3. 3. Each presenter has only 6 minutes 40 seconds to present their ideas before next presenters takes the stage
  4. 4. the format keeps the presentations short, concise and entertaining
  5. 5. In 2004, PKN began running in a few cities in Europe, now a worldwide phenomenon
  6. 6. Held mostly in fun locations with a bar creating a space for “thinking and drinking”
  7. 7. anyone can present, that’s the beauty of PKN
  8. 8. A good pecha kucha is unexpected, tells a great story, shares something personal, funny, and inspiring
  9. 9. Pecha Kucha is not a social network. It is a live event, with real people, real communication, real beer and real creative fun
  10. 10. So far so good, but what relevance does it have in the corporate world of business presentations?
  11. 11. Concise presentations Improve productivity Minimize “death by powerpoint” What we want to achieve?
  12. 12. what is our purpose?
  13. 13. Before you create those 100 slides in detail, Did you think of a theme? Layout the flow? Time the slides?
  14. 14. • Don’t use too much text • Where ever possible, replace text with pictures, charts, graphs • Use smart art, it will make your presentation look much better • Don’t read from the slides • Supporting data if too much needs to go to a word document or excel • Time your slides, don’t create 100 slides for ½ hour meeting Don’t use too much text Where ever possible, replace text with pictures, charts, graphs Use smart art, it will make your presentation look much better Don’t read from the slides Supporting data if too much needs to go to a word document or excel Time your slides, don’t create 100 slides for ½ hour meeting tips on using pecha kucha principles for business presentations
  15. 15. General tips for good business presentations Limit punctuation and avoid all caps Avoid fancy fonts Use contrasting colors for text and background
  16. 16. Model presentation outline •What this presentation is about? •Why it is important? •Presentation agenda Introduction •Review the issue •Why are we talking about this now? Background •Convey the main message with links to supporting slides/artifacts where necessary Main point •Summarize your main message and key points Conclusion •All supporting slides should be beyond the thank you slides Supporting information Adapted from - http://www.technologywriter.com/guides/bizpre06.pdf
  17. 17. Thank You

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