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Inject life into speeches and presentations by reducing slides and talk time.

Inject life into speeches and presentations by reducing slides and talk time

Pecha kucha is a:

Pecha kucha—say it “peh-chak-cha” or “pet-shah koot-shah”—is the brainchild of two Tokyo-based architects who wanted a way to help artists and other creative types present their work in a concise, engaging manner. The architects’ idea: Each presenter can show 20 images (such as PowerPoint slides) for 20 seconds each, for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Since slides or images are kept to a minimum, presentations aren’t as likely to put the audience to sleep.

The pecha kucha concept (the phrase is derived from a Japanese expression akin to “chit chat”), first floated by the architects in 2003, caught fire and now “Pecha Kucha Nights” take place all over the world, drawing crowds who talk about everything from art to software to politics.

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