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PechaKucha – A World Without Words

A World Without Words.

I was asked after my talk to share some of the slides I used, (plus I have included a few I would have used if I could have had a few more.) I thoroughly enjoyed it, though it is not easy, but a brilliant discipline for public speaking.

Here are a couple of extracts from my talk.

“Words can also cause fear, fear that by educating the downtrodden, women, the poor, those without a voice, that they, will surpass us. The opposite is true. By raising the weakest, most vulnerable members of our society, we raise Society itself”

“The written word holds the keys to education, and we must present these keys to the youth, provide them with books and words that will inspire that waking dream that will open up the pages of their imagination. Because it is their imagination that will be our future.”

Last night I delivered my first ever PechaKucha talk – 20 slides, 20 seconds a slide = total 6 minutes 40 seconds. Try it!

My PechaKucha – WWW

My PechaKucha – a World Without Words

“It’s easy,” Jacques said, ” Just 20 slides, 20 seconds a slide.”

NO, IT ISN’T FOLKS! It is actually really hard to deliver. It’s easy to write what you want to say, but then all of a sudden when the first slide slips into place, your brain has a brain fart and everything goes blank!

What does PechaKucha mean?

Well simply small chat, chit-chat.

Who invented the format?

The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture and keeps participants to a fast, concise format when delivering their talks. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February 2003.

What have I let myself in for? Wish me luck tonight…