Pecha Kucha

Just finished my very first Pecha Kucha presentation. For the unfamilar, it is:

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

I’ve been watching Pecha Kucha-style presentations for sometime now, mostly from videos of O’Reily’s Ignite conferences and it really feels different when you’re on the other side of the stage.

Its difficult to get timing right especially when you’re limited to a very small amount of time and slides and even more so if you’re doing it in an academic settings with certain guidelines that need to be met. To the experts of this genre of presentations, Kudos.

I didn’t quite enjoy my presentation but I guess its only because I felt too restricted with the strict academic guidelines in which the presentation was to be given. But of course, that’s understandable because its for accessors to grade at the end of the day. I imagine that if it was done on a more free-flow manner it would be much more entertaining and fun :)

But all in all, I’m glad for the experience.