PechaKucha 20×20

Teachers talk too much.

They talk too much at CPD events and that can be a problem. No one else can get a word in edge-ways.

There is a fix available and its called PechaKucha 20×20.

Not heard of this before? Don’t worry, you won’t be alone.

CPD should be an opportunity for many voices to be heard rather than just one sage on the stage selling their vision and waffling on about their teaching careers.

CPD presenters need to learn to be concise but it seems to be impossible for some to self-edit and they let their PowerPointless presentations go into overdrive and send everyone else into meltdown.

If we were to structure a day around more purposeful chit chat then lots of voices would given their chance and we’d be less likely to fall asleep or play buzzword bingo.

PechaKucha is a format, where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each which equates to 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

Schools are the ideal places for holding a PechaKucha 20×20 so if this appeals to you then you need to head over to their licensing page.

So, 20 images x 20 seconds is the way forward for all training events to give us all 20/20 vision.

Watch some examples here.

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