Whatthehecka is PechaKucha?
You may see us talking about PechaKucha a lot, and you may even be one of those folks who we’ve reached out to and asked:
Hey, how’d you like to do a PechaKucha for us next month?
The usual response, not surprisingly is: WhatTheWhocha?
Simply put, PechaKucha is the most fun you can have in a single evening, while laughing, crying, and getting an education. It is the art of concise presentations.
More precisely, PechaKucha is a presentation style that was developed in Japan a number of years ago by a group of architects who got tired of their peers who droned on and on while showing boring PowerPoint slides for extended lengths of time. The solution? Do a presentation that forces you to be concise, and hopefully interesting.
Now done in over 800 cities around the world, PechaKucha is about anything you want it to be about, not just architecture. You get 20 slides, and 20-seconds per slide. That’s it. Your entire presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. And you’re done.
Over the past few months we’ve seen presentations on cycling, the environment, eggs, music, art, and just about everything under the sun.
All that to say that we are now doing these events monthly, and our next two events are on May 19 and June 16, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. Got a hobby? An interesting story or job? Is there a cause that is close to your heart? Why not consider taking 6:40 out of your time and telling us about it.
Still not sure? Well, below is one of the first presentations we had from back in January from Dave Bauman, who gave us a rather entertaining, and at times, humorous, look at his battle with cancer.
Plus, you can also head over to the international PechaKucha site and watch some great presentations from all over the world. If you’re interested in presenting, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’d just rather watch, we’d love to have you visit us on May 19. We promise you’ll have a great time!