MADISON, WI Search Results: “psychology”

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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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Apr 19, 2012


Springfield, MO @ Moxie Cinema
Feb 10, 2013


Miami @ Bakehouse Art Complex
Jul 23, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Escape - Ole-Johan Dahls hus
Sep 18, 2014


Chelyabinsk @ restaurant «Maximilian’s Brauerei»
Apr 05, 2015


Leuven @ STUKcafé
Oct 28, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Escape
Mar 11, 2016

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Escape, Ole-Johan Dahls hus
Mar 16, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Escape
Mar 22, 2018


Stirling @ CodeBase Stirling
Nov 29, 2018

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging.

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Talking to Yourself

@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. He points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2014.

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Paper Models

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Chris Ritson's work serves to create dialogue with the environment and imagine new ways of interacting with nature. His art speaks to cultural anxieties and relationships with nature, and analyzes the myths and prerogatives specific to a psychology of the self.

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Multicoloured Virtual Team: How to Manage It?

@ VOL 11 ON APR 26, 2014

How do you make remote teams work? Maryna Trepova, partner in Siegel HR in Ukraine and CIS, business trainer at Siegel Human Resource in Kiev, made ​​a brilliant presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education. She designed a system where all employees are divided by psychological typologies, and each was assigned a color. Each color then possesses a different social role in teams, communication tools and resources that they use.

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A Different Kind of Normal

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

How being a parent to Autistic children has changed her as a person and why she writes about it. Compelling communication. Follow Michelle Sutton's blog here:

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Chubby Wax Crayons

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.

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Born (uni)ted.

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 17, 2016

Beate Huter und Michael Hollenstein unterrichten an der Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität in Bregenz. Im Sommer startete der 7. Standort der Privatuni mit exakt vier StudentInnen. Psychologie, Psychotherapie, Jus und Kunsttherapie kann studiert werden. Wie es den StudentInnen geht und wie es ist, unter den "Ersten" zu sein, das wird in der Präsentation verdeutlicht.

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La Afectividad como Paliativo a la Crisis

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 21, 2016

La venezolana viviendo en el exterior, Vida Gaviria, nos cuenta como la afectividad nos permite reconstruirnos desde la individualidad y así afrontar la crisis del país venezolano desde el núcleo de cada persona.

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Aha Moments

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Life is full of "Aha" moments. Andrew Hatcher explores why, when and how they occur, covering concepts from Archimedes to Jeopardy. 


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Las Vegas

@ VOL 36 ON MAR 15, 2018

Pecha Kucha Aarhus-organizer Anders Henneberg once again drags the audience into the heart of the scorching desert, to the bizarre yet wonderful city of Las Vegas. Everybody knows why the House always wins, but very few know why people keep playing. What tricks do they use, that people aren't aware of? Listen on...

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment and Admiring the Paintings of Mikhail Vrubel

In his presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 14), Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrated the psychological impact of the architectural environment. As you'll be able to tell after watching this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7), Tatiana Tsvelodub is quite passionate about Mikhail Vrubel, an artist of the late 19th century. You'll see his paintings of St. Cyril's Church, St. Vladimir's Cathedral, and St. Sophia.


PK Global Night in AlKhobar (Vol.2)

To the delight of Eastern Province residents, Friday, the 20th of September marked the second PechaKucha Night (PKN) in Al-Khobar, paving the way for two more to follow in the near future. A concept devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham based in Tokyo, PechaKucha is an informal speaker event set apart by its 20x20 format ; every presenter uses the aid of 20 images, each of which can stay on only for 20 seconds, to get his/her point across. It was initially this creative and dynamic approach which drew the PechaKucha organizers to the event and inspired them to set up its Al-Khobar Chapter in April 2013. This time however, PechaKucha Night Al-Khobar Volume 2 was one of hundreds that took place around the globe on the 20th of September to mark what was declared “Global PechaKucha Night” only further adding to the anticipation and hype surrounding the event! Supported by Google Talk, a part of the event was also streamed live on PKN’s 18 hour Global Hangout chat in conjunction with several others being hosted around the world, all the way from Istanbul and Edinburgh to Tokyo and Toronto. Most importantly though, the soul of PechaKucha remain its speakers and with the global theme of “Hidden Heroes”, Al-Khobar’s finest were in form. Featuring seven inspirational speakers including the very charming Mrs. Abeera Atique Who spoke about “The Psychology of Art”, Mrs. Basma Orri on the relevance of Prophet Muhammad and the example of his life in the 21st century, Mr. Mohammed Ali’s uplifting account of his trip to a refugee camp in Kenya, Ms. Wafa Obaidat’s talk on her entrepreneurial success and a seamless photographic journey led by Mr. Ali Iftikhar, the audience was alternately wowed, surprised and deeply inspired. To top it off, Ms. Samaher Mously’s talk on overcoming external obstacles she faced when she set out to climb Mount Everest and Mr. Mohammed Qahtani’s awe-inspiring recount of his own personal struggle with the fear of public speaking perfectly embodied the essence of the event’s hidden heroes theme. In the words of the PKN team itself, “we hoped that through the narratives and tales heard at the PechaKucha Night, people would take away the idea that there is a hero in all of us. Sometimes, all we need to do is to have the courage to let that spirit shine through.” Complete with snacks including delicious burgers from “Meat Lover’s” and drinks provided by Red Bull, the event definitely turned out to be food for thought on more than just a figurative level!

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

Whether you can put it to words or not, space has a profound effect on our psyche. Where do you feel most comfortable? Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain (at PKN Miami Vol. 15) and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging. His full spiel: "The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment"

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My Lunch with Marvin

In "My Lunch with Marvin" from PKN Santa Cruz Vol. 5, Peter Chester speaks of his lunch outings with this father Marvin, in which the two of them speak on intellectual topics such as the illusion of free will, human psychology, as well as the fast and slow thinking mind. All the while, we're treated to beautiful, abstract visuals composed by Peter's mother, Elfi. More of her work can be found on her website.

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Multicoloured Virtual Team: How to Manage It?

How to make remote teams work? Maryna Trepova, partner in Siegel HR in Ukraine and CIS, business trainer, Siegel Human Resource in Kiev, made ​​a brilliant presentation "Multicoloured Virtual Team: How to Manage It" from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education. All employees were divided by psychological typologies, and each was assigned with a color.  And each color possess different social roles in teams, communication tools and resources that it uses.

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Behavioral Economics

How can we create change in society? Sometimes all we need is a little nudge. How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. In "Behavioral Economics" from PKN Toronto Vol. 28, Tanya discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making. 

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Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease

"I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."In Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz's shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full–sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.

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My 6 minutes and 40 seconds at PechaKucha!

          A beautiful testimonial by PechaKucha presenter Sonia Kar  So it began! The moment had come for me to take the stage. Rodrigo, one of the enthusiastic hosts of the evening, had started giving a grand introduction about what I was going to speak about in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds on PechaKucha Maastricht Vol 31, being held at the prestigious Sint Janskerk. What would I say? Would I be able to keep pace with the 20 seconds timer on each slide or would I just make a mess of it? Would I be able to convey my story effectively? Actually all these questions crossed my mind some two months ago when I heard about PechaKucha 20X20 presentation format using picture slides. Bit intimidating that one has to convey adequately in 20 slides with a 20 sec/slide speed, but the concept was so terrific that I had to give it a try. My application as a guest speaker took some screening considering PechaKucha was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Maastricht University. However I handled the screening questions with the same passion as I would be doing while speaking (I in fact felt I was already on stage). To my joy, I was informed that the very talented PechaKucha team had selected me. Next came the daunting task of preparing the slides – setting my story right, hunting for the appropriate pictures for the slides. That actually was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Though it called for some iterations, lots of “gentle” reminders and patience from PechaKucha team members especially Zhen (thank you for bearing with all the stupid questions which came your way). However, the issues were faced when I thought of practising. Just two days left for the event, I was making a mess. I remember the first time I practised – the entire 20 slides (each with 20 seconds) were over and I had not finished half of my story! I was always gifted with this art of talking a lot and not being precise. That would definitely be put to the test now. So then came the phase of cutting it short and making it just fit within 20 seconds. The next time I practised, I finished the story when I was in slide 10! The pressure of finishing the story was high so I missed mentioning half of the points which I had to. With some iterations I was ultimately there. On the D-day, when we reached Sint Janskerk - it was a packed house. The stage was set and rows of chairs were placed perfectly surrounding the stage. There were at least 300 people. I was trying to find familiar faces (as that would boost my confidence– human psychology as talking to known people is less of a stress than addressing unknown people) but there were hardly any. Then came the reassuring words from my husband – “You have spoken at a gathering of 100 people before. Speaking to 100 people and 300 people will feel the same”. Feeling a bit relaxed by his remark, I went and chose a comfortable spot. What I loved the most was the concept of starting with the programme at 20:20. All the speakers were outstanding, the topics and their stories were thought-provoking. There were a lot of ideas and energies which were brought in. The audience (I being a part of it too) was completely enlightened and very enthusiastic. The more I watched the speakers, the more tensed I became. It was already intimidating to match the standards set by the speakers. But I was banking on the audience, if I falter or forget something they will clap and cheer me for that too :) Then came my turn. Rodrigo announced my name and yes, I was on stage. What was playing in my mind in the first two seconds – “Wow, that’s a lot of people looking at me, how do I engage with them? Oops, watch your posture, where are your hands, oh no, I have a microphone, what were the first lines?  Ah forget it, just be yourself”.  (Yeah, mind is faster than light, all this I thought in two seconds) And that’s what happened for the next 6 minutes 40 seconds – I was myself. I spoke about how we had come up with HomeHandi, an online platform which connects passionate cooks to food lovers like us and provides healthy home cooked food options. The most interesting part of the talk was when I started speaking about our learnings. I could feel an immediate connection with the audience. The one on how we could empower most of the cooks who were women homemakers by boosting their self-confidence and making them financially independent was appreciated by everyone. By the time I spoke about how we realised that people from various cultures unite or bond together over food, I was completely at ease. “Food is a universal language and we see it as an enabler to connect people from various countries i.e. expats, students and locals together. That is exactly what we saw happening in our flagship event – International Food Festival held in Maastricht. Why not make Maastricht city as one of the pioneers in forming a culturally inclusive community?” While saying all this,  it really did not hit me that I was at this grand location or event. I felt as if it was a normal chit-chat which I was having with a group of friends of mine (PechaKucha actually signifies chit-chat).  I spoke without any inhibitions and my passion controlled my speech. I enjoyed thoroughly those 6 minutes and 40 seconds which came my way. At the end of the event I was approached by many familiar faces – familiar as I had seen them from the podium so now they were no more unfamiliar to me. I felt that PechaKucha gave me that platform to bring out the confidence in me, helped me to approach and interact with so many people, gave me the opportunity to enlighten myself. The informal way of story-telling with pictures is something very unique and very heart warming. Thank you PechaKucha for my 6 minutes and 40 seconds :)   By Sonia Kar, HomeHandi


PKN over 1000 hills now days away...

We are days away (and counting down) to the inaugural Pecha Kucha Night Kigali (PKNK).The list of presenters is set and is looking very exciting. We will be thoroughly engaged by ten awesome presenters that will attempt to demystify hitherto vague concepts; simply inspire us through what they do; or leave us in awe over what we thought we knew better. While you can find their detailed bios at find below the list of presenters: Aimable Mukire | Structural Engineer, MASS Design GroupAmiable will be presenting on Water Management.Alex Ndibwami | Educator/Architect, URAlex will be speaking about the concept of language (and vocabulary) and how these can lead to impactful architecture.Benon Rukundo | Urban Planner, The City of KigaliBenon, will be presenting to us as ardent citizens and general public how to contribute to the Kigali City Master Plan. Christian Benimana | Principal and Managing Director, MASS Design GroupChristian's presentation will capture the diversity of his experiences and what this might mean for you and I in the future. Dominique Alonga | Founder & CEO, Imagine We Rwanda Dominique will be sharing about Womanhood and her journey to finding a voice as a woman in the middle of Entrepreneurship, Hobbies, Romance and Family. Ibrahim Binego | Award winning dancer, dance teacher, and community organiserIbrahim is looking forward to sharing his career and experience with the world as part of his exploration of art and soul. Okechi Opoko | Graduate Mechanical Engineer, MASS Design GroupOkechi will be presenting all about himself in an effort to demystify this idea of self introspection and what it means to harness one’s niche and passion. Patrick Buchana | CEO, AC GroupPatrick will talk about the last 20 years, the dotcom bust and growth of technology companies in the dotcom bust and what could possibly come next. Sarah Rugomwa | Operations Associate, MASS Design GroupSarah looks forward to participating in the Kigali PechaKucha, where she will present on the relationship between style/fashion and psychology. Symphorien Gasana | Architect, MASS Design GroupSymphorien will be speaking about Professional agency.