Your Ultimate Guide to Giving PechaKucha Presentations

PechaKucha is a special style of presentation that privileges short, powerful messages.  I’ve been experimenting with this style of presentation for almost 5 years.  In 2013, I along with a few colleagues were the first to bring this presentation style to student affairs in a session entitled, “The Future of Student Affairs in Six Minutes and Forty Seconds.”  The next year, ACPA adopted an entire evening session to PechaKucha… and this year they’re back! Whether you’re in student affairs or not, the following guide will help you learn what PechaKuchas are, see some examples… Read More

The Future in 6:40

The Future of Student Affairs in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds…  The Future of Higher Education in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds… The Future of Anything in 6 minutes and 40 seconds… The “Future Series” is something I first conceived of back in the Summer of 2012.  The Future series entails a diverse group of colleagues coming together to present mini-presentations on their prognostications for the future.  These presentations use a PechaKucha style, a format that entails a presenter speaking over 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, producing a talk… Read More

The Future in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds

Today, I am pleased to launch a resource page for higher education and student affairs professionals interested in organizing their own PechaKucha presentations as a part of the “Future Series.” The “Future Series” is something I first conceived of back in the Summer of 2012.  The Future series entails a diverse group of colleagues coming together to present mini-presentations on their prognostications for the future.  These presentations use a PechaKucha style, a format that entails a presenter speaking over 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, producing a talk of exactly 6 minutes… Read More

Ignite!-ing AERA

I’m excited to have been invited to present during a Presidential Session at the American Educational Research Association Conference this coming week in San Francisco, CA.  Many of you may be familiar with my previous work in organizing a PechaKucha session for the ACPA-College Student Educators, International Convention this past spring.  For those of you unfamiliar, PechaKucha is a style of presentation where there are 20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds, and they are automatically set to advance while the presenter speaks over them.  It is a fun but very challenging… Read More