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Chris Staples

Creative Strategist, Planet Propaganda in Madison, WI

Enough About You, Madison. Let's Talk About Me.

PRESENTED ON NOV 09, 2017
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 24

Chris Staples gives a by-no-means comprehensive soundtrack to a solipsistic goon's reckoning with listening, playing, producing and being.

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Let's start listening

BY DANNY STEIGERWALD
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Danny Steigerwald wonders why we listen to each other offline and not online. He shows us the power of listening, especially online listening.

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Let's Roll

BY XIANGRU MA
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

"You might fall in love with quilling like me!"

In Let's Roll from PechaKucha Night Kuching Vol. 3XiangRu Ma shares about quilling - the art of paper rolling, how she got addicted and why you should start rolling too.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016.

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I Love You Because: Musicals I could talk about for hours but I won't because this thing has rules

BY MEGAN BARHAM
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

A heartfelt, high-speed speech full of passion. The part-time actress and full-time fanatic of musical theatre Megan Barham frequently belts out a song while working as De La Warr Pavilion Duty Operations Officer. This is a breakneck introduction to the world of Musicals by someone who eats, sleeps and breathes them! Be warned - she could talk for hours … 

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What is a Musician?

BY ELIZABETH SIMCOCK
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Elizabeth Simcock wants to explore how we understand the word "musician." Musicians are powerful: picture people fawning over a lead singer on guitar. But musicians are also powerless: imagine the parent saying, "You're doing WHAT for a living?" Being a musician has a certain mystique that is captivating, even though the reality can be challenging in every way possible. But saying, "I am a musician." What does that really mean? Come along on a 20x20-second ride that may change the way you think of yourself.

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Music Loves Me & You

BY PIETER ANROPUTRA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2017

Playing a guitar since elementary school, Pieter Anroputra found his passion on music. Take his study in Institute Kesenian Jakarta, then lately as a vocalist for EDEN Band. He share his experiences from festival to recording artist and never stop to keep making music that not only for him but for people.

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Life as a Musician

BY GEMMA FARRELL
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 26, 2018

Gemma Farrell - Musician

My talk is about the last 5 years of my life and settling back into Perth life after 6 years away. I will be speaking about my life as a musician and a parent.
 
Music - Rubberbands · MFG · People Places Lizards
 
http://www.gemmafarrellmusic.com/about.html
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Let's Talk: Getting Real About The 'Isms'

BY KENYONA "SUNNY" MATTHEWS
IN AKRON

We believe that in order to build the bridges and break down walls, we must be willing to tackle all the "isms".  We must be willing to not just acknowledge them, but actively seek to oppose them.  Our approach to conversations about race, class, and gender forcuses on discussion about undoing systems of privilege and oppression.  My presentation would discuss how we help people make real chang and have honest convesation during our workshops!

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Stories are Important; Let's Tell Good Stories

BY MATT WOELK
@ VOL 35 ON SEP 06, 2018

Matt Woelk is a Renaissance Man that does a variety of things: game development, podcasting, managing and producing a YouTube channel about board games, and improv. Throughout all of this, however, there is one overarching thing that is key to the success of these enterprises: good storytelling. Matt explains the importance and definition of good storytelling in this talk and how you can utilize this practice in your day-to-day to not only benefit yourself, but others in your community. Above all, remember: stories are important; let's tell good stories.

Matt's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 35, on September 6, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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About Listening

BY JAY SCHWEIG
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 08, 2019

We're constantly bombarded by sounds, musical and otherwise. Jay Schweig will share some techniques for listening to and appreciating these sounds.