echaKucha is a simple presentation format which is pre-set to display exactly 20 shots for just 20 seconds. So, the whole presentation together takes only 6 minutes and 40 seconds, during this time the speakers have to convey their main point in short and interesting way. This fascinating way of presenting quickly became very popular. Meetings for creative people who enjoy creating and presenting these presentations, called PechaKucha Nights are currently held in over 900 cities around the world.

Here is a speech by an organizer of PechaKucha nights and a marketing communications expert Eddie Selover, who explains his own struggle to communicate and connect.

Creating the PuchaKucha presentation isn’t a simple task for the beginners.  Speaking during a pre-timed slides requires precise time scheduling and presentation skills at a very good level.

5 things you can learn by making a PechaKucha presentation

  1. PechaKucha teaches you to simplify and improve your message. Given the brief amount of time allowed for PechaKuchas, you only have time to convey one clear idea.
  2. PechaKucha teaches you discipline. Strict rules of presentation force you to be focused and stick to the topic.
  3. PechaKucha teaches you to pay attention to design presentations. With these presentations you don’t have a much time, so PechaKucha slides need to be visual, impactful, and often with little to no text.
  4. PechaKucha teaches you practise your presentation skills. Create a good PechaKucha presentation is not easy in the beginning. However, the exercise will help you understand your own skills and style.
  5. PechaKucha teaches you appearance. Presentation without text doesn’t distracting the audience’s attention. Presentation thus become only secondary support and the audience is focused primarily on your interpretation.

Check out the example of PechaKucha presentation!