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16 de November de 2023
Earth moves at a constant speed and it always takes 365 day to go around the Sun. However, we live our lives faster and faster every day — speed-dating, speed-mentoring, same day delivery, skipping ads… We need everything fast; we need everything now. Time has become one of the most valuable commodities.
Some years ago, two architects from Tokio decided to address this need. What could they do in order to see as many presentations from young designers as possible while giving them a chance to successfully present their projects in as little time as possible? Astrid and Mark established a presentation model that all participants would have to respect. That’s how they developed the PechaKucha format.
Participants must make their presentation using 20 slides —no more, no less— and they must take 20 seconds per slide to comment on them, for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. These two rules bring dynamism and make sure that the chosen ideas are really the ones that matter the most. However, if you want to make your presentation with PechaKucha, you must follow some more international standards:
There are several studies on the audience attention curve that state that, after 10 minutes, people stop paying attention and start thinking of other things. One of the main benefits of this type of presentation is that it keeps the audience’s attention up, since it doesn’t give them much time to lose it!
This format forces us to be concise and do our best in order to select what really matters. We make sure that audiences are left with the essential. It’s also a learning process, since it forces us to ditch unnecessary parts of our propositions and focus on the fundamentals.
Finally, a PechaKucha presentation is the perfect choice to fight stage fright. Focusing on the format and the time can spark confidence in everyone who needs some.
Now that you know the rules and benefits, it’s time to get started. Here’s a guide that will help you to successfully elaborate your presentation:
PechaKucha makes it possible for more than 10 speakers to make their presentations without anyone in the audience falling asleep in the process. So, why don’t you try it in your office or school? Now you know how. Now you have a new tool to impress your investors or bosses!