PechaKucha Presentation

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James McEvoy

Director of Opperations, MKL Cable Solutions in Milton Keynes

"When I was growing up, my biggest fear was my mum."

In Facing Fears from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6James McEvoy gives us a candid insight into his life long fears, and how, over the course of many years, he's learn't to overcome and face the things that scare and intimidate him. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on August, 16th, 2016. 

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Overcoming Fear Through the Power of Friendship

@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

Zelda Craig’s fitness journey begins with cupcakes and love. How does a larger person get active? When faced with a pre-diabetic diagnosis, Zelda had a choice, and she chose dancing, skiing, hiking, tennis, and the inspiration of old age. However, through her journey she was not alone. Her and her training partner and close friend Coral support each other to overcome their fears and take challeneges face on. 

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Working on My Bucket List

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

First-time presenter Julie Vitto shares her attempts, failures, and unexpected triumphs along the way to building a better bucket list. Witness as she crosses off another item from her bucket list - confronting her fear of public speaking.

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A Fear of Public Speaking

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Mo Nishiyama tells us a little bit about his tremendous fear of public speaking, and how he has learned to give better presentations. He studied books, videos, and lightning-talk events— overcoming impostor syndrome to give an exciting Pecha Kucha presentation.

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Shining a Light on My Fears

@ VOL 18 ON JUN 03, 2016

Matthew Rennels shares on facing some of the fears in his life. Rennels is a writer, author and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear. It all started for Matthew back in the early 2000s when he was in college and suddenly fell into a deep depression.  His world crashed and this landed Matt in years of darkness until he found escape through a new-found faith in God.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past six years. He is also about to begin a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts program at Sierra Nevada College, which will keep him busy.

Matthew moved to Sioux Falls last August. He was previously living in Tampa, Florida, and though he misses the beaches and tropical weather, Tampa didn’t have the heart he has found in Sioux Falls. He is thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community.  

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The Courage to Face my Fears - A Kudoz Experience with Alex & Lisa Joy


Kudoz is a new learning platform for adults with cognitive disablities. It's about overcoming fears and trying experiences you’ve never done before... going to brand new places and meeting new people. Lisa Joy & Alex share their stories of overcoming fear and having courage to get out and explore the city & get up in front of a crowd at PechaKucha.

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How to use travel to face your fears

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Liz Carlson - I travel a lot and I’ve got a lot of fears. How does that work? As a professional travel blogger, I roam the world for a living. But instead of just taking pictures and telling stories, I use my adventures as an opportunity to challenge myself and overcome different fears while inspiring other people to do the same. 50 odd countries later, I’ve still got anxiety but now I also have learned many new things and have had quite a few screwups along the way.

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Anyone Can be a Speaker

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

A former creative director, actor & comedian, Nick Kindler has coached hundreds of speakers at TEDxToronto and Singularity and dozens of Fortune 500 companies. He is the Co-Founder, a Speaker, and Executive Speaker Coach at Talk Boutique and thinks anyone has it in them to be a speaker. 

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Trust Yourself: Improving Your Public Speaking

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Public speaking is a great way to grow.  Although it can be intimidating, Shawn Dempsey lays out some great techniques for how to compose a speech, gain confidence and practice your way to a mastery of public speaking.

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Compassion for the Darkness

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Mental health can be considered an epidemic in North America - but are other countries more effective in providing care to those suffering? Emmy Chahal's talk is informed by her lived experience and personal research into international models that work more compassionately to see the humanity of each person facing mental health challenges. A new model of mental health will be discussed - one that honours the whole person. This new model is Emmy's vision of what mental health care could look like if we bridge the brilliance of the human mind with compassion for the darkness that most of us face at some point in our lives.