Februrary 14, 2013, I presented at Coquitlam’s PechaKucha Night, held at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. The video was recorded and edited by Geoff Scott of Tri-Cities Community TV.
These were the slides I used to guide my presentation.
If you would like to support Tri-Cities Community TV and other local programming, you can leave a response to the following question on the Canadian Radio-television and Television Commission website.
What programs do you consider to be local television programming—programs about your city, your province, other? How important is local news to you? Why? How important is community access programming and “community TV” to you? Why?
The purpose of PechaKucha is to share ideas and inspire and encourage discussion. To assist in their talks, presenters use twenty slides, each twenty seconds long. PechaKucha Nights are held in over 600 cities world-wide (click to find one nearby).
TED (technology, education, design) talks are similar, but with less structure. Like PechaKucha, TED talks occur around the world. Many of them focus on creativity and inspiration. I am compiling a list of the ones I enjoy as I listen to them.
I encourage you to attend a PechaKucha event and even consider presenting. Talk about your passion, whatever it may be. Also, find some TED talks that interest you and get inspired!
This is the second slide from my PechaKucha presentation.
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.
Table with a Twist
Here are some details on PechaKucha Night, Vol. 9 where I will be on stage giving my presentation February 14th.
If you are interested in furniture, you might recognize the name of another presenter: Judson Beaumont of Vancouver’s own Straight Line Designs. I’m looking forward to his presentation. (I find Keith Rice-Jones’ organic sculpture interesting as well.)