Pecha Kucha

The Global Health Challenge culminates in a series of Pecha Kucha presentations given by each team, showcasing their process and idea(s) for making a change and having an impact.

In this post we offer a brief introduction to the presentation format known as ‘Pecha Kucha’ with helpful links to find further information.

‘What is Pecha Kucha 20×20?’

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

Powerpoint is advised as it is easy to set-up so that the images advance automatically.

Preparation is key and rehearsals are necessary.

Further Information about Pecha Kucha and examples of them, can be found at: Their Daily Blog is filled with inspiring examples


Helpful Tips when Preparing a Pecha Kucha for GHC

1. Practice, Practice, Practice! Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse!

Share and feedback with your team as you build. Be inclusive, but keep that balanced. Decisions need to be made (within the short time frame you have) in order to create a completed Pecha Kucha.  It takes practice to ensure the image/information on your slide connects with the point you are verbally making, and how each slide connects to each other to create a story and a great presentation. Time literally runs away! The more you practice and rehearse, the better prepared and more confident you will become.

2. Reflect

Consider your experiences over the weeks, sift and edit through them to include the most relevant ones and the unexpected insights.

3. Have fun! Take regular short breaks

While time can be short and a few things to juggle…don’t be scared to walk away from the computer for 10 minutes while you are creating your Pecha Kucha before coming back to it. Things can often make more sense once you’ve had some fresh air/ time away/food/drink.

4. Start Building Early

You’ve gained lots of experiences and insights over the past few weeks in the GHC. These  you can be used to help build and develop the front end of your team presentation, whilst the final touches to your are being made to the conclusion/end output of the innovative idea.

5. Be confident!

Much of the hard work has been done. As you prepare to create your PK, remember the task is to share your story.


Good Luck!!

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