ERIC Number: EJ1052363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
PechaKucha Presentations: Teaching Storytelling, Visual Design, and Conciseness
Lucas, Kristen; Rawlins, Jacob D.
Communication Teacher, v29 n2 p102-107 2015
When speakers rely too heavily on presentation software templates, they often end up stultifying audiences with a triple-whammy of bullet points. In this article, Lucas and Rawlins present an alternative method--PechaKucha (the Japanese word for "chit chat")--a presentation style driven by a carefully planned, automatically timed sequence of twenty 20-second slides. Described as "the art of concise presentations," PechaKuchas are short, visually rich, story-based presentations. This activity is designed to improve students' ability to use storytelling elements in presentations; to design visually appealing slides; and to be concise in oral presentations.
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Software, Public Speaking, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Design, College Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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