Earlier this year I was invited to present at PechaKucha 16 in Sacramento. The PechaKucha event is an international event created to showcase the many hidden talents of our world. One of the unique aspects of the PechaKucha event is its presentation format. Presenters have 20 slides at 20 seconds each, to present a topic of their choice or share a project they’ve been working on.
With all the stuff going on with Sacramento Fashion Week, I found myself short on ideas of what to present. I wanted to have a presentation with substance, something that would inspire, entertain, or provoke thought. I began to think of the my 2011 reflections and all the different life changing events and discoveries that have molded me as an individual. That’s when it hit me! Self discovery has led me to my true passion and understanding of what drives some of my hobbies, ambitions, and passions.
To my surprise, my presentation was chosen to be added to the presentation listings on the international PechaKucha website. I appreciate all feedback.
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.