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Rachel Frederick

Technical Writer, Electronic Theatre Controls in Sun Prairie

Don’t Own a Chicken if You’re Allergic to Eggs (and other ways to stop sabotaging your sanity)

PRESENTED ON AUG 27, 2015
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 14

Why do you agree to meaningless tasks that take up valuable time, cause stress, and accomplish little? You’re spreading yourself too thin and you’ll be burned out in 10 years (or less). Focus on yourself first; life balance will follow.

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Tips for Stop Motion That Also Apply to Everyday Life

BY ABI LAUREL
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

Abi Laurel loves producing stop motion animation, and in her presentation she uses the things she's learned through that work as the basis for tips that are useful for both stop motion and everyday life.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 29, 2013.

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Because Chickens

BY GRETCHEN BEDELL
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

"This is the stuff dreams are made of, which is why you should have chickens in your backyard because you can have experiences like these."

In "Because Chickens", from PechaKucha Williamsburg Vol. 14, Gretchen Bedell shares the hazards, perils, and general ridiculousness of suburban chicken keeping. She explains how her "Mexican ground parrots" as she calls them to circumnavigate the homeowners association's chicken ban. are basically just like fish for the backyard, but they lay eggs you actually want to eat. You bound to learn something interesting in this quirky PechaKucha, for example how one can actually reclaim eggs from thieving snakes. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. 

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Hack Your Life

BY JONAS WOLTERSTORFF
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 24, 2015

It is a universal goal of human beings to strive for happiness. However, people seem to often struggle doing the things that make them happy.

As a young enterpreneur, Jonas Wolterstorff asks himself what those kind of things in general could be and offers an astonishingly simple and playful idea to support people in their every day life.

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How to find your own rhythm

BY DENYS VASYLIEV
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Speaker Denys Vasyliev, leader of BarabanZA (a musical club) and guide in bureau of author's excursions, presents on how to find your own rhytm with ethnic drums. His main idea – everything in a Universe has its own rhythm. With music you can find your own and change your life for good.

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Go Your Own Way: On Embracing the SNAFUs, FUBARs, and Clusterf***s of Life and Business

BY NATALIE ANDERSON
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Natalie Anderson has always been a writer and artist at heart, but life’s detours dropped her off in the very manly world of barbering instead. The journey there went through art school and the Army, late night bars and other countries, and, somehow, right back to her creative beginnings.

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Work Life Balance

BY INDU MAZUMDAR
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 19, 2017

Dr. Indu Mazumdar, professor of physical education, talks on work-life balance.

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'Don’t Stop Believing'

BY JEANIE DE BEER
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 28, 2017

Originally from South Africa, Jeanie de Beer is the CEO and Creative Director of Createbyfaith Branding and Advertising. In her talk, she shares about her journey to CBF, explains the meaning behind the company’s name and vision and shows how leaps of faith turn into dreams being realized.

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You are the CEO of your own life

BY DYLAN WHEELER
@ VOL 34 ON AUG 16, 2018

Dylan Wheeler describes how anyone can be an entrepreneur.

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Doin' The Cheeky Chicken

BY JASON MILLS
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

He's done the hustle. He's even done the Bartman. But Jason Mills doesn't think he's ever done the Cheeky Chicken. However, Jason Millsdefinitelytley a perfect teacher. Beginning as a solo climber, Jason soon combined his love of the high country with his profession as a grade school teacher. His student Erica can attest. While Jason was teaching Erica the ways of the rock climber, he demonstrates one of life's most important lessons himself: life is better when you have a good climbing partner.