Pecha Kucha Night in San Jose

Join us for some Pecha Kucha fun!

On Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m., Steve will be joining several other presenters for a fun evening of food, drinks, and short, informal presentations at the Spring Pecha Kucha Night at Café Stritch in San Jose. Steve will be delivering a (hopefully!) amusing and insightful presentation entitled Well Said… and Not: What We Say, How We Say It, and Why It Matters.

What is Pecha Kucha?

Pecha Kucha (also known as PechaKucha 20×20) is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in February, 2003. (Read more about Pecha Kucha at the pechakucha.org FAQ.)

What to expect

Pecha Kucha Nights are all run independently and vary somewhat in format, but the San Jose Pecha Kucha Nights are very laid back affairs. We’re meeting at Café Stritch, where you can enjoy a casual dinner, munchies and drinks. The organizer, Ric Bretschneider, will host the event, and will explain the Pecha Kucha format and introduce each presenter, who will give a short, usually personal, presentation. There is also usually a bit of audience participation fun, and a raffle as well.

Each Pecha Kucha Night has a different theme. The theme for March’s Pecha Kucha Night is “Break the Rules”. Each presenter is encouraged to break one of the Pecha Kucha rules (while still adhering to the 6:40 time limit). Steve is breaking the 20-slide rule by using… no slides at all! We’ll see how it goes!

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