Pecha-Kucha is a fast-paced and FUN live presentation format. Strictly auto-timed for 20 slides, 20 seconds each, the speaker is at the podium for exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds. I recently participated in a Pecha Kucha program at DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia. Our program consisted of two groups of 5 presenters, with a short break in between the groups. A 10 second pause between presentations allowed for brief applause before the next speaker started right in, slides rolling. A high energy event!
I spent an inordinate amount of time preparing my talk...it's not as easy as you might think. Nevertheless, it's a really useful exercise. I try to make the most out of any opportunity to address a room full of willing listeners, so I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say. Self-reflection helps me focus on the deeper influences, motivations and values that both anchor and propel my mission.
Below is the recorded version of my new Pecha Kucha talk - We Live by Art and Reason. Enjoy!
Want to hear the Pecha Kucha that I presented at DaVinci in 2015? Here, click the link. It shows some the evolution of my thoughts about place and self, an ongoing project.