Present your self to your team by:
Using your 12 slides based on your three
Using the PechaKucha 20x20 method
Your slide pace change will be 20
seconds for 12 slides
See within for more on the PechaKucha
Receive feedback from your team about:
Your management and use of the slides
Your presentational style
December 6th class
December 13th class
Rules and Guidelines:
My Top 3 Competencies in a Pecha Kucha Presentation
This assignment has you do a presentation that will make clear what are your three top
competencies and will document them using the SAR approach.
Hare are rules for your presentations.
You will have exactly 4 minutes to present your 12 slides (12 x 20+240 /60 = 4
Think SHORT, INFORMAL, and CREATIVE.
You‟re not trying to present the details of your competencies. You‟re telling a
story about why you and your competencies are interesting and beneficial to
You don‟t have to have talk about everything in your slides --- they are „leave
YOU are what you want your interviewers to remember!
Think and rehearse in terms of phrases, not sentences. Do this for each slide.
You want the slides to complement your presentation, not dominate it.
Use no font smaller than 30 points on a slide.
In PowerPoint set up a presentation with your 12 slides.
Set the program so that your slideshow advances every 20 seconds, without any input
from you. Here‟s how this looks in PowerPoint --- if you were doing 20 slides in 20
seconds (you will be doing 12 slides in 20 seconds!):
PechaKucha 20x20: What is it?
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February, 2003 as an
event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work
in public. See http://www.pecha-kucha.org/. See samples also.
It has turned into a massive celebration, with events
happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring
creatives worldwide. It’s a type of networking event.
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of
"chit chat", it is a presentation format that is based on a
simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
o It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things
moving at a rapid pace.
20 frequently asked questions about PechaKucha
01. What is PechaKucha 20x20 ?
PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each
for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images.
02. Who invented the format ?
The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham
architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery, lounge, bar,
club, creative kitchen SuperDeluxe in February 2003 Klein Dytham architecture still
organize and support the global PechaKucha Night network and organise PechaKucha
03. Why invent this format ?
Because architects talk too much! Give a microphone and some images to an architect or most creative people for that matter - and they'll go on forever! Give PowerPoint to
anyone else and they have the same problem.
04. What are PechaKucha Nights ?
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together
and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps - just about anything really, in the
PechaKucha 20x20 format.
05. Why have PechaKucha Nights gone viral globally ?
With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 230 cities around the world we have
discovered that most cities - not just Tokyo have virtually no public spaces where
people can show and share their work in relaxed way. If you have just graduated from
college and finished your first project in the real world - where can you show it? It
probably won't get into a magazine, you don't have enough photos for a gallery show or
a lecture - but PechaKucha 20x20 is the perfect platform to show and share your work.
06. Where are PechaKucha Nights held ?
PechaKucha Nights are mostly held in fun spaces with a bar similar to the home of
PechaKucha Night - SuperDeluxe - which is a space for 'thinking and drinking'. To date
PechaKucha Nights have been held in bars, restaurants, clubs, beer gardens, homes,
studios, universities, churches, prisons (disused), beaches, swimming pools even a
07. Who can present ?
Anyone can present - this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights. Astrid's daughter
presented when she was 5 (about her artwork ;- ) and Mark's mother presented when
she was 69 (about her elaborate wedding cake creations).
08. What can people present?
The key to a great presentation is to present something you love. Most people use
PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative projects or work. Some people share
their passion and show their prized collections of Nana Mouskuri records, other share
photos of their latest site visit to a construction site or their recent holiday snaps. We
always recommend people go and see a PechaKucha Night before they apply to
present to get a good feel of what it is all about.
09. What makes a good PechaKucha?
Good PechaKucha presentation are the ones that uncover the unexpected, unexpected
talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip.
Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different
making each PechaKucha Night like 'a box of chocolates'.
11. Who runs PechaKucha Nights?
Each PechaKucha Night is run by a city organizer. Well, they are more like stewards
really who look after the PechaKucha spirit in each city. All PKN organizers must have a
regular day job and they run PechaKucha Nights only for the inspiration, love and fun of
it. They mostly come from the creative fields. The PKN organizer is usually supported
by a big team of volunteers in putting on a PechaKucha Night and the more helping
hands come together the better. The global PechaKucha Network is organized and
supported by Klein Dytham architecture.
12. How can I run a PechaKucha Night?
We have never asked anyone to run a PechaKucha Night, people ask us. We only
planned this as a one off event, people asked to run it again - and again - and we were
3 years and 30 events into it, just in Tokyo, before people started thinking it would be
cool to have one in their city. Check to see if there is one in your city first - if not and you
think you have what it takes to run one in your city get in read the 'start one in your city'
13. What's a PechaKucha Night Handshake Agreement?
We have a very simple Handshake agreement with each city basically to ensure there is
only one event series per city and people are not treading in one another toes or pulling
the rug out from under there feet. PechaKucha Nights take quite a bit of organizing and
the more networks the better so we think it is better for cities to focus on one event. We
run an event every month in Tokyo and believe us it is quite an undertaking! The
handshake agreements are free, and renewed each year. Cities must organize a
minimum of 4 events a year to qualify as an active city.
14. Why is PechaKucha Night trademarked?
PechaKucha Night is trademarked to protect all the effort and hard work of our PKN city
organizers and network. PechaKucha Night is for CONTENT and not profit.
15. Why are we setting up a global foundation?
PechaKucha was devised and by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham and their office Klein
Dytham architecture has supported the movement and global network for the past 7
years covering all cost for staff and web development. To keep the project sustainable
and viable going forward as the network expands we are setting up a foundation. The
foundation will also support creative projects such as the Mark Hoekstra PechaKucha
16. Can I use the the PechaKucha 20x20 format at school or in the office?
Sure - it is a great format for project reviews and presentations at schools or internal
presentations in offices. We are setting up PechaKucha Learning and PechaKucha
Corporate programs (????) We also license the event format for Events and
Conferences, please check out PechaKucha Event for more details.
17. Is PechaKucha Night like TED?
Many people have said - “oh so you're like a local TED!” A very nice complement but
not quite right! TED is brilliant but very different to PechaKucha. TED is top down,
PechaKucha is bottom up! Deanne the hooper, Astrid daughter or Marks mum could not
present at TED - but they had awesome stories and creativity to at recent PechaKucha's
18. Was PechaKucha the first format like this?
That's a good question. We have all heard of elevator pitches, a presentation so short
you could pitch it to someone in an elevator, well 20 seconds x 20 is a bit longer than
that, but the idea is the same short concise presentations. As far as we know
PechaKucha was the first to put a limit on the number or images, number of seconds and the all important auto forward. No 'next slide' or 'go back one please' at
PechaKucha Nights. There have been several, rather sly - and not so sly imitators
including Talk20 and Ignite - but PechaKucha was there first, seven years ago!
19. Is PechaKucha Night a social network?
No because there is nothing social about social networks, get out from behind your
screen and get to a live event, with real people, real communication, real beer and real
20. What's next for PechaKucha 20x20?
We have launched version 4.0 of the website.