Pecha Kucha is a presentation style that consists of only 20 slides with only 20 seconds to discuss each slide. This results in a total presentation of exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The slides are set to automatically advance requiring the speaker to prepare and practice, as there is no option to go back or skip ahead. This style also requires the presenter to concise and brief and pull out the most cogent points to present.
Pecha Kucha is also a very visual presentation style. It is based on single powerful images and very little, if any, text on the slides. The presenter must know the topic well in order to select the most powerful images to represent each point which is another benefit of this style.
BENEFITS OF USING PECHA KUCHA PRESENTATIONS IN CLASS
- Presentations are under 7 minutes which allows you to do more in less time.
- Students must learn how to pick out the most important points from their topic and deliver it in a way that others can understand.
- Students must learn to illustrate their topic and points using high-impact images and very little text.