NOUN. Japanese term for ‘chit-chat.’

Pronounced: Pe-Chak-Cha

(Or hear how this Muppets rendition teaches it.)

“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.” – pechakucha.org

On May 3rd, 2018, the Music District will play host to Fort Collins’ PechaKucha Vol. 4 – an evening featuring auditory stories and music-centric presentations.

As a format, PechaKucha has become incredibly popular worldwide. The organization notes that the format highlights “the art of concise presentations” and I couldn’t agree more. Be gone long-winded readings, be gone redundant PowerPoint slides, and hello to getting your point across dynamically.

I had the honor of presenting my graduate research at a PechaKucha event recently. The experience was both terrifying and invigorating. Once I got past the novelty of the format, it turned out to be the most helpful and insightful way to present work. The audience noted how easy it was to follow along and stay engaged throughout. The feedback I received was noticeably more specific and genuine than I had heard anywhere else.

This cutting-edge format keeps both presenters and audience members on their toes and allows the most pertinent information to shine. The fast pace demands that material keeps moving and forces the presenter to highlight only the juiciest facts; the format eliminates tangents and insignificant filler. While the form requires practice, the benefits are worth the learning curve.

So, if you want to absorb a vast amount of information in a fun and engaging way, PechaKucha Vol. 4 is for you. Come celebrate the wealth of knowledge our community has to share and support your local creatives.

For more details on PechaKucha 20×20, visit their website.

RSVP to Fort Collins’ PechaKucha Vol. 4 here!