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VOL 8 | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Innovation Works

HEY, LONDON! Join us as we celebrate PechaKucha Night #ldnont Volume 8! 

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where the presenter shares 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically, and the presenter talks along with their images.

PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 8 will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Innovation Works at 201 King Street.

With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 1100 cities around the world, PechaKucha Night #ldnont has placed our city on the international stage through the PechaKucha platform and website. This is yet another way to network and engage our community thirsty to share their ideas, passions and interests. This will be a night of powerful, concise talks. Join us and be inspired.

REGISTRATION - Please register here so we can keep track for capacity.

Admission to PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 8 is free, but we ask for a $1 donation to the PechaKucha global fund that goes to such things as maintaining the global website that hosts all of the talks from around the world. 

DEADLINE FOR PRESENTER PROPOSALS - Wednesday, February 20th. Please click here to submit a short proposal. 

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Standing 4 Choice in Southwestern Ontario

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Abortion has been legal in Canada for thirty years. Despite what many Canadians may think, people in our communities work tirelessly to access this normal part of reproductive health care. In Robyn Schwarz's presentation, we will examine the barriers that still exist for Londoners looking to get an abortion.

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Empathy on Fire

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

In Empathy on Fire, Megan O'Neil talks about understanding empathy as a volunteer in the 2017 BC wildfires.

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I’d Rather Be Coaching Hockey

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Hockey is a passion in Harry Cosgrove’s life and he has inspired players to enjoy a sport that is as Canadian as maple syrup and back bacon.

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Business is Broken: Change the Score

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

David Billson talks about an entrepreneur who faces a stark choice in building her business - build the impactful business you want or change the score?

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Leading with Your Strengths, Passions, and Values to Live Life to the Fullest

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Bouncing from contract to contract was not Katy Boychuk’s idea of a long-term career plan. Last year, she took a purposeful pause to be intentional with her next steps.  She hired a Life Coach to guide her journey, (re)branded herself, and leveraged her resources to explore a new career path. What started as a career development journey, became so much more as she discovered how to lead by her strengths, passions and values, in every aspect of her life.

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Holy Smokes...I'm fat!

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Helicopter pilot, Paul Grech, woke up one morning and realized he was fat. This talk takes us through his six month journey back to peak physical fitness through the science and art of bodybuilding. From 225 lbs to 175 lbs...27% body fat to 3%. The journey of a former Special Forces soldier and professional hockey player from Fat to Fit!

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Becoming an Advocate

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Ila Mada will speak a little about her experiences as a new lawyer, and what she's learned regarding different styles of communication and how they are perceived by other people.

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Memories are greater than dreams

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

in 2014, Gaurav Shinde became the first Indian to sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Today he will speak more about the journey and how he works to create memories from his dreams. 



Tips & Tricks for PechaKucha Presenters

PechaKucha is a special style of presentation that honors short, powerful messages. Having prepared thoroughly, you will confidently deliver a flawless address to a fully-engaged audience. Here are some tips to help you prepare an awesome 20x20 presentation.
Choose a topic you are passionate about and tell a storyA great way to start your presentation is to tell a compelling story. You may want to start with a personal anecdote or incorporate it into your presentation. Doing this will make your presentation more personal. Take the audience on a journey (albeit a short one) that has an intro, development, and conclusion. Think about how your story will combine with the images you've chosen to create a powerful message. Be sure to share with the audience why your presentation topic is important to you, and why they should care about it too.
Create an outline and focus on the maing points you want to makeOnce you settle on the topic, think about the main points you want to make about it. These will likely guide what your images will be. It's suggested that you write down the two key points you want to make for each slide and try to stick to that.
What do you want the audience to remember? If the audience could remember just one thing from your presentation, what would you want that to be? Once decided, your talking points and images will revolve around that theme.Images. Images. Images.Images are the key to an effective PechaKucha talk. Try to find images that are illustrations or metaphors of your key points and / or use words as image. This makes delivery of your presentation much easier, as you’re not trying to race through a list of points. It also makes your presentation more engaging. The images you choose should reinforce your ideas. Make sure your images are high quality and that you have permission to use them.Hack the format!If you want to go into depth on one particular slide and 20 seconds just won’t be enough, repeat the slide and add text or graphics to develop your points. Your information will then be on screen for 40 seconds, with small changes appearing midway through. This is a very graceful way to keep within the format but still go into depth.Practice. Practice. Practice.Practice delivering your presentation until it flows easily. Practice really makes the difference and it is okay to have notes. The best way to stave off nerves and build confidence for speaking in front of a group is to practice your presentation several times. I encourage speakers to practice short pieces like this at least 10 times. Having many rehearsals under your belt will allow you to be comfortable and have fun during your presentation!
Have fun!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Janic Gorayeb

    Founder of Ripple Effect Leadership and a Royal Roads University Masters of Arts in Leadership (Health) graduate, Janic is a workshop designer, facilitator and presenter with 17 years of experience working with organizations in various industries including non-profit, pharmaceutical, retirement and long-term care facilities. Janic learned over the years that organizational values are imperative to embed into workplace culture to nurture inclusivity and diversity, while strengthening teams.