It was the IATEFL Cardiff Conference programme where I saw the name “Pecha Kucha” for the first time in my life. “A Pecha Kucha night hosted by Lindsay Clandfield.”
The description was interesting: This year’s theme is “A Magical Mystery Tour of English Language Teaching”. New speakers and new topics but the rules remain the same: each speaker is allowed a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, giving a total presentation time of six minutes and forty seconds before the next speaker is up. The result is a fantastic informative and entertaining evening!
I had a GREAT time that night. Nicky Hockly’s session was the most memorable one for me! You can view the presentations here.
Presenting a topic in 6 minutes 40 seconds is much more difficult to present it in a 45-minute talk. It requires more background work and twenty slides that do a lot of talking for you.
I’m doing my first Pecha Kucha in TESOL France Colloquium on 6, November. My topic is Twitter. I feel comfortable talking about Twitter and knowing that people underestimate its power makes me speak more… I’m still working on my presentation. Adding, deleting, editing parts… It takes a lot of time. I’m hoping not to fail:-)
Thank you Lindsay, for doing a great job. I’m hoping to see you in Istanbul hosting a Pecha Kucha night:-) It seems to be spreading around the ELT world!
Here are some links about Pecha Kucha: