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PechaKucha

PechaKucha is a presentation format consisting of 20 slides, each shown automatically for 20 seconds, and accompanied by spoken text and sound effects. At 6 min, 40 sec each, PechaKuchas present ideas in a clear, engaging, and efficient manner. PKs are usually delivered live but can also be recorded and uploaded to the web. PK nights occur at clubs and schools worldwide.

Software

PowerPoint, Keynote, iMovie

Tips

  • Maintain simplicity. Reduce your ideas to concepts that can be easily understood.
  • Maintain coherence. Be sure that your slides flow smoothly and logically.
  • Maintain a connection between what is shown and what you are saying. You don’t want the audience to be confused or distracted by dissonance.
  • Practice. You need to be sure that your presentation adheres to the per-slide time limit.
  • Be creative. The PechaKucha format is designed to foster the expression of innovative ideas and novel interpretations.
  • Engage your audience. PechaKucha are generally used in informal environments with lots of interaction among attendees. Your PechaKucha should serve to stimulate further conversation.