Welcome to Pecha Kucha Nights Adelaide!

Welcome to Pecha_Kucha_Adelaide blog-spot | where you’ll find tips about presenting Pecha-style; what seems to work and what doesn’t and why its doesn’t matter either way!!

OK – first things first – in an attempt to put and end to the ongoing debate about how to say Pecha Kucha (Pech-uh-ku-cha) – the Japanese word for the sound of ‘Chit-Chat’ – here its is folks ! |  From the Japanese, by the Japansese!

Pechs Global pics

In action in 400+ cities across the globe!

Pecha’s informal networking and idea’s sharing events are here to do just that ; share ideas and network and have fun! Pecha Kucha Nights build local creative communities, link education with industry, industry with local talent, provide opportunities for collaboration, identify and showcase innovation and connect people with the world-wide creative community!

Need Evidence? check out British Designer Anthony Dickens’ presentation while on holidays in Tokyo.

It’s a little bit weird…,in Tokyo

It's a little bit wierd.., in TokyoFrom his website  www.anthonydickens.com (2011), “During a trip to Japan I was asked the day before the event to give a Pecha Kucha presentation at their Tokyo club SuperDeluxe.

The Pecha Kucha format consists of 20 slides where each slide is changed after only 20 seconds.

A nightclub is quite a lively place to give a talk and needless to say the generous servings of vodka & tonic helped fuel quite a lively presentation…” (2009).

Click on the image to view Dickens’ excitable and at times, breathless presentation  (slides move on automatically at Pecha, which can be a tad hectic!) . Pecha Kucha Global coined Dicken’s presentation as a ‘…classic PechaKucha presentation…’, which probably gives you some idea of what Pecha’s about | Pecha Global goes on to say  “…Dickens ‘gives us an insight into the weird things that inspire him… driven by a desire to create simple yet functionally innovative and thought-provoking objects. He discovers new ways to express traditionally designed objects, subverting archetypal forms and re-imagining the everyday things that surround us. Exampled by a clock that expresses time in a more natural and representative way by displaying it in a linear fashion rather than a circular motion…”

Before you ask ‘Is Pecha Like TED or TEDx?’, Pecha Kucha Global says that while its a ‘…very nice complement [it’s] not quite right! TED is brilliant but very different to Pecha Kucha. TED is top down, PechaKucha is bottom up!’

The Global Pecha Kucha site highlights the Grass-roots nature of Pecha pointing out that ‘Anyone can present – this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights. Astrid’s daughter presented when she was 5 (about her artwork ;- ) and Mark’s mother presented when she was 69 (about her elaborate wedding cake creations)’ (www.Pecha-Kucha.org, 2011) .

Pecha is for everyone! – just because it started as a designers forum, doesn’t mean it stayed there! – With over 400+ cities now hosting Pecha Kucha Nights, presentations have branched out to include passions and hobbies like bizarre image collections of decorated cars, social commentary and life dreams, a slather of which can be found at the global site. Pecha gives people the chance to distill and communicate ideas into digestible chunks to gain audience or simply indulge in a bit a of mic-ed up creative splurge that isn’t Karaoke!

In our fast-paced, globally competitive environment, Pecha provides live, interactive ‘gallery-spaces’ to connect face-to-face and work-shop ideas (out loud), gain some peer feedback outside of the usual audience, while making new friends and seeing what everyone else is up to! Pecha’s also have access to the global community and in our case, a fully hosted and integrated local social media platform where we can chat and share with each other!

There are of ways to connect | For those who are currently doing the ol’ stalk ‘n’ talk later routine, we’ve all done it! We know you’re there *wry smile* | Some stats to help you know, you’re not alone | Our community is predominantly 25-44 yrs, with a pretty even gender split, we have 100+ weekly, 2,700+ monthly facebook users and have recorded 12,300+ post views in the last month! –  we and everyone else wants to hear from you!! | Take the plunge and start your Glocal journey with Pecha!

Dip your toes in | Why not Private Message (PM) on Facebook or Direct Message (DM) on Twitter [For those 40+ who might not understand PM + DM + other Social Media Acronyms (click)], or simply post to the sites you are most comfortable on – perhaps start with an image you like, a link to your blog, some photo’s you’ve taken, some tips that other Pecha’s might find handy, or an article that blows your hair back!

Here’s the links – pop-out from the cyber-shadows 🙂
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr
Slideshare
Google +

If you need more reasons we’d also like to hear from you so we can come to you , see what you’re up to, or perhaps check out something that you think is pretty cool; photograph it  and blog it here!

It’s here that we can all get to know each other, our passions, lives, loves, work and play |  We catch-up at events with limited awkward pauses | just a sense of community and excited anticipation!

See you ’round soon Pecha’s | with some hot tips to get you started!

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