PechaKucha vs Technori (Part 1)Last week I attended a PechaKucha Chicago (Monday) and Technori Pitch (Tuesday) both very impressive and kudos to all who stepped onto the stage with a story to tell. Both community based, with PechaKucha more entertainment versus Technori business oriented.
My interest was in the presentation styles, the delicacies of ‘how to say it’ and ‘get to the point’. The following observations rely heavily on my Toastmasters evaluation protocol.
A PechaKucha (pronounced “pe-chak-cha”) is a rapid-fire presentation in which the presenter used 20 slides, each on-screen for 20 seconds. (20X20 = 400 seconds (or 6 minutes + 40 seconds)) When I say slides, I’m not referring to the slides you’d see in a business presentation. Slides for a PechaKucha are images! Images! The speaker has can either talk speak directly about each image or craft a story for the 20-slide presentation.
- Six minutes and forty seconds isn’t a lot of time.
- A presentation for this format must be well planned and rehearsed.
- Use full size, bold image images, scaled proportionately.
- No text on your images.
- Storyboarding is essential to be on-time and on-point.
- Passion for the story (message) while engaging the audience.
- Invoke emotion.
- Initiate action.
- Have a sense of humor.