MADISON, WI Search Results: “influence”

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You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

"For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction."

In You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 21, Maththew Pletzer disproves the idea that not everyone is meant to be a salesperson. While many still believe this myth, Matthew thinks that many just don't feel comfortable with conventional sales methods. In this presentation, He shares his extensive knowledge of the psychology behind why people buy the way they do and how you can influence people by using your watch. 


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Los Angeles @ WUHO
Jun 11, 2009


Tacoma @ The New Frontier Lounge
Jun 03, 2009


Seattle @ Nordic Heritage Museum
May 31, 2012

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Clarke Theatre, Heritage Park Centre
Nov 15, 2013


Yogyakarta @ GREEN HOST
Feb 20, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Alandica Kultur & Kongress
Nov 21, 2016


Pensacola @ First City Art Center
Apr 22, 2017


Dec 14, 2018


Brisbane @ Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Mar 27, 2019


Kunming @ Elephant Art Center / 大象艺术中心
Jul 26, 2019

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Darrell's Party Hole and other Battlegrounds

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Artist Jill Shoffiett speaks of her childhood friend Mamie, and Mamie's mysterious and inscrutable Vietnam veteran father, Darrell. She spins us lenghty tales of Darrell's odd habits of digging, building, and moving his family from place to place. Jill discusses the influence Darrell, and her young experiences have had on her, and how it inspirits her art.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 25, 2014.

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Friends, Strangers and other Stories

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2014

Pathum Egodawatta speaks of the people that have inspired and influenced him on his journey to becoming a graphic designer.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2015.

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Random Thoughts on Management

@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

"You have to make every person's day a little better becuase they met you. There is no other reason to be in public service."

Vahe Baloulian
 discusses principles of good management within innovative business environment, and how those principles can apply to public governance.

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


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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Theatre Spaces

@ VOL 7 ON JUN 15, 2017

"I wanted to see what the already existed in the world as non-traditional but permanent performance space as inspiration for alternative space where drama can exist."

In Theatre Spaces from PeckaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 7, Walter Hall shares his passion for performance, examining a plethora of theatre spaces throughout history and across the globe. He explains the evolution of theatre venues from the ancient Greeks to modern day Macau and how performance space can affect the plays occurring in them. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 20th, 2017. 

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Art Trip Around the World



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Mentorship, Part 2

@ VOL 10 ON FEB 09, 2018

A while ago, James Hardy presented at PKN Akron focusing on the mentors who had left him far too soon.  When PKN Akron asked James to come present those slides again at a special retrospective, he realized that his original slide deck profiled only male mentors. In doing this, James had only revealed a portion of his story, so for PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 10, James pays tribute to the women who shaped his life, and shares the importance of female leadership in society.  


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Pain and Inspiration

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Abi Stevens is a freelance illustrator who also suffers from chronic migraines that affect all of her senses. She talks about the influences for her stunning art work and also about a series of very personal illustrations depicting the pain of her migraines.  

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Decoding the Alphabet

@ VOL 13 ON AUG 09, 2018

In his talk John Gledhill discusses the role of alphabets and symbols in our life and how they influence our mind and decisions. 

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Rebuilding Through Corsettery

For the weekend, we invite to rebuild... through corsettery! Candice Bell (of Belladucci Photography) captures the influence of a usually hidden but fashionable and evocative support system.

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Modern Touch DJing

The availability of touch interfaces for DJing has exponentially increased along with the obiquitous influence of smartphones and tablets. But many of these "modern" interfaces stick to applying dated interaction patterns that are unfitting for this new type of interface. DJ and engineer Lasse Laursen talks about his ideas for integrating new touch interfaces to mixing applications in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 101). Lasse also goes into detail on some application features built to allow the crowd to influence the DJ's music choices. 

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Cultivating Charlotte's Creative Roots

The Charlotte Observer has recently featured their local PechaKucha Night organizer, Manoj Kesavan. They go into detail on the influence PechaKucha has had on the community -- most especially its effect on cities without too many established platforms for creativity. The PKN Charlotte organizer had this to say about PechaKucha: “These kind of informal, almost alternative events, I think they all really click in Charlotte because it’s a big enough city but without too many such outlets, too many stages for artists to share and for audiences to experience." For the full article, head on over to the Charlotte Observer. (photo credit: T. Ortega Gaines)

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Readjusting for the Future

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Readjusting for the Future" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 105, Felipe Francisco De Souza speaks about urban development in a country with as many special circumstances as Japan. He also explains the historical background of its contemporary planning system, the effect that land readjustment has on Japan's future and its influence for the international agenda.

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Tokyo in Sketches

"The city, I think, has started to influence my drawing already -- it's become more painterly..." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tokyo in Sketches" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, fervent illustrator Adrian Hogan speaks of his passion. While teaching in the northernmost tip of Japan's Honshu island, Adrian developed a habit of sketching anyone he saw -- most especially his energetic students. Here he discusses the evolution of his skill, and how he's transitioned from Aomori-bound instructor to freelance illustrator living in Tokyo.

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20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Your Experiences

Have you ever been reading something and realised you just read the same sentence three times? The mind wanders 30% of the time. Joe Natoli's job as a UX consultant is essentially to make things easier – and more enjoyable – to use. In "20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Experiences" from PKN Baltimore, MD Vol. 3,  we see that in creating this value via design, nearly all of the decisions are based on how our brains work. Here are 20 ways your brain affects your experiences.

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By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes

Superheroes are real. They're forces of change and personal inspiration. Bill Cameron speaks about the way that superheroes can serve as a real and positive influence on people's lives, with a few famous examples and some personal anecdotes. In "By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes" from PKN Markham Vol. 3 we see that, in spite of their fictitious nature, superheroes can be a real source of personal strength and morals.

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Verbal Influences in Architecture

“What does a house want to be?” - Louis Kahn Architectural designer Maureen Myers has always been interested in the way words motivate us and influence our journeys. In “Verbal Influences in Architecture” from PKN Accident Vol. 1, she discusses the effects the words of architects have had on her as she learned to think about and build buildings.

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Life Design Challenge

"Designers are the magicians who give the first speck of magical dust and bring any idea to life."In Life Design Challenge from Bandar Seri Begawan, Vol. 3, Syen Abu Bakar's current project involves a hundred logos and the population of Brunei. In an attempt to show the relationship between designer and company, and the influence design has in life, Syen has created a competition where one hundred logos will be compiled into a book called Brunei 100 Logo Design. With a few personal thoughts about what being a designer is, he quetsions the designer status in Brunei.Enjoy!

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A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories

"Understanding theatre helps us to understand what it means to be human." In A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 4, Thiane Khamvongsa, a Laotian playwright, director and comedian who grew up and studied in France talks about the importance of theater throughout human history and how it can positively influence our lives.