Our class was set the task of creating a PechaKucha in our groups. First things first, what is a PechaKucha?
What is PechaKucha 20×20?PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.
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 organize PechaKucha Night Tokyo.
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.
My team’s PechaKucha will be on the well known TimBurton which is exciting. I learned some nice tips from the videos such as;
- Have a crisp message, use time wisely
- Be passionate, it’s infectious
- Have a key message which is easy to remember
- People don’t remember facts as well as they remember a story
- Don’t say too much
- Do rehearsals
- Speak in a relaxed fashion
- Cover up if you make a mistake
- Make it fun, interesting, unique!