I was excited to once again be taking the big stage at ACPA to give a PechaKucha presentation. For the uninitiated, PechaKuchas entail 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, while presenters speak over them. In the past, I did a more-serious research-focused PK, a PK that highlighted the fun story of my relationship with JetBlue, and for this year, I wanted to try my hand at presenting something inspiring. In this PeckaKucha, I present a crowdsourced experiment I did called, “The Six Degrees of Esther Lloyd-Jones Project.” If you want to… Read More
If you want to watch a master presenter, you have to see Zeb Davenport’s PechaKucha talk from ACPA 2015. I’ve worked with the PechaKucha format a lot over the past few years, and I believe this is one of the most masterful uses of the format. PechaKucha as you may remember, is 20 slides, each on the screen for 20 seconds, and set to automatically advance. What Zeb does at the end, as he goes through the alphabet with near perfect timing, is nothing short of amazing. This is the real deal…. Read More
This past semester while teaching in Merrimack College’s Higher Education Program, I played around with a new assignment for my students. Instead of the standard end-of-the-year “lessons learned” presentation in my practicum class, I had my students do it in a PechaKucha-style format. As you may remember, PechaKucha is 20 slides set to automatically advance every 20 seconds resulting in a presentation that lasts 6 minutes and forty seconds. At first I was skeptical of assigning my students such a difficult presentation style, some of whom have not had extensive presentation experience, but… Read More
I’m excited to take the stage once again to be presenting a PechaKucha style presentation at the 2015 National Convention of ACPA-College Student Educators International. Last year I did a more serious research-focused presentation and this year I’m going the fun and inspirational route. I’ll post the video when it’s available, but until then, enjoy the slides!