I had a great Thursday evening at PechaKucha Night. I knew that, being Valentine’s Day, the Evergreen Cultural Centre would either be deserted or packed for the event. As it turned out, it was packed.
At 6:30 pm, an hour before the show started, I arrived with the other presenters for a sound check and a rundown of how the evening would go, as well as a group photo (which I’ll post when I get a copy). I spent the rest of the time before the show talking to the other presenters and I learned that Judson Beaumont was most looking forward to my presentation, as I was to his. (Judson’s a really nice guy and we hit it off immediately. He had also familiarized himself with my work ahead of time.)
There was a wide variety of topics and presentation strategies from the twelve presenters and it was fun to participate. For my presentation, I showed slides of my work with some of my favourite quotes and talked briefly about the significance of the quote and the piece shown. I had spent a lot of time preparing the slides and let them lead my talk. Many of the audience members found my talk inspiring; after my slideshow, the emcee jokingly suggested that we all go home and make something.
At the end of this post and each of my next 19 blog posts, I will include one slide from my presentation and after that, the video that was recorded at the show complete with audio.
This is the first slide from my PechaKucha presentation.