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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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The Power of Negative Thinking

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Cathie van Rooyen is one of the most positive people she knows, but she’s going to talk about the power of negative feelings. She’s talking from experience.
An energy therapist, with a practice in Randparkridge, she has helped hundreds of people unblock their limiting beliefs and look at themselves differently.
When she’s not analysing people, she’s training for the Comrades marathon , touring the city or writing blogs and books.

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5 Lessons From Fifty Shades of Gray

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Sharon Gordon, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Writer, Human Rights Activist, Wisdom Seeker and Fearless Teller of Necessary Truths. Sharon is driven, independent and a fearless woman. She will change how you see yourself, your business and your potential. During the 80s she was a Human Rights Lawyer, instrumental in running the first legal strike in South Africa.

During this period when Labour Law was in its infancy she was involved in ground
breaking law. Some of the trials she was involved in included Treason, Sabotage,
Public Violence and on a lighter note - Chicken Theft.

She then moved to the Corporate World as a Labour Consultant after which she was appointed as the CEO for Human Resources for Billiton International. This is where she learnt that power - tastes like Cream Soda. In 1997, Sharon embarked on her life as an Entrepreneur, from trains to books and a lot in between. In 2002 she tackled the Adult Industry in South Africa and started the well recognised brand Lola Montez.

Never afraid of challenging perceptions and taboos - this is where she found her
voice as a speaker, educator, entertainer, relationship engineer and Wisdom Seeker and Fearless Teller of Necessary Truths! She has published three books, had a column in the Saturday Star and is a regular guest on Radio and Television.

After serving as a senior Dignity Dreams Board Member, in 2017, Sharon was
appointed as the CEO of Dignity Dreams a NGO that manufactures and distributes
washable, eco-friendly sanitary pads.

In her capacity as an Educator, Sharon gives talks on Menstrual Health and Hygiene, Sexual Health, Relationships and Living -Rich, Happy and Hot!

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The Art & Science of Journaling

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Lori Milner has worked with South Africa’s leading corporates and empowered hundreds of employees with valuable insight on how to bridge the gap between work and personal life. Lori co-authored Own Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman in conjunction with Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer. Own Your Space provides practical tools and insights gleaned from workshops held around the world and from interviews with some of South Africa’s most accomplished women to provide you with tried-and-tested techniques, tips and advice to help you boost your career, enhance your confidence and truly own your space on every level.  Lori delivered a TEDxLytteltonWomen talk on 6 December on ‘How to Create Micro Wins’

 When she’s not writing or delivering workshops & talks, Lori is spending time with her husband and 2 kids aged 4 and 6. You’ll find her in the gym, she’s an avid reader and she has recently taken up mountain biking.

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Chess Boxing

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Juan Swart has been a Sports Coach for the last 27 years. He has produced many Provincial and National Champions in different codes and one Olympic Mountain Biker. He is currently coaching sport professionally and is the Captain of the South African Chess Boxing team.
Juan loves taking photos and enjoys designing logos.

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The Vitiligo Spot Spotter

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Jolene Raison is a self-published author of two children’s books, the most recent one being on a little girl with vitiligo, a condition she has herself. Her true literary passion is writing for children. She has over two decades of experience working as a wordsmith, and has written as a copywriter, journalist and general right brain for hire. Her poetry is penned under Tastes_Blue, and several of her poems appear in online publications. She holds a BA Language degree, an Honours in Applied Linguistics, and is working on a Masters in Applied Linguistics. By day she works as the director of an industrial hardware store. By night she fishes for stars. 

Jolene lives in Johannesburg with two of her favourite humans, two pugs, an iguana, and an unnecessary number of typewriters.

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Why Chemistry Matters

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Ian Bratt has a doctorate in Chemistry from Cambridge University.
He worked in the precious metals industry for 34 years before retiring in August 2016. He is a Fellow of the South African Chemical Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Ian is currently a part-time lecturer in Industrial Chemistry at Wits University. In his spare time Ian runs around with a map and compass getting lost.

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How to Become a Public Speaker

@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Douglas Kruger is a full-time professional speaker on the business circuit, and the author of six books published by Penguin, one of which is titled ‘How to Make Your Point Without PowerPoint.’ He has earned the prestigious ‘Certified Speaking Professional’ designation from the National Speakers Association in America, and our own local Speakers Association has inducted him into its ’Speaker Hall of Fame.' Douglas Kruger, the only person ever to have won the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking, hosted by Toastmasters, a record five times. 

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@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Craig Wilkinson is a bestselling South African author, award winning social entrepreneur, sought after inspirational speaker and Dad Coach. He is passionate about the crucial role fathers play and has written two books on fatherhood: “DAD” for fathers of children of all ages and “It’s a Dad!” for expectant fathers. 

Craig is also the founder and CEO of Father a Nation (FAN), an NPO whose mission is to restore and equip men to be great fathers, mentors and role models. His belief that if we can heal men, we can heal the world.



Life is a Pitch...

“One of the best salespeople I know is a guy called Brandon. He runs a foundation called life changes in Cape Town. Every day he is selling. He takes gangsters off the street and sells them clean living. Women who have been sex trafficked since age 10, he sells them celibacy.”
"Life is a Pitch…" from PechaKucha Night Johannesburg Vol. 12Shelley Walters shares her personal insight on life and how our lives are, essentially, a selling process. By improving how we sell ourselves and how we persuade the people around us, we can improve the general well-being of ourselves and others. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Kim Hunter

    In this time of ever-increasing changes, we must not loose sight of living life! Creating felt books for children is a passion and has become a successful business. Loving life and living it to its fullest is what it is all about.