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Format of your Presentation - Pecha Kucha methodology

The dimensions of a Pecha Kucha presentation will allow you to give the better of you to the audience, and facilitate the Productive atmosphere of (...) See detailled presentation

Format of your Presentation - Pecha Kucha methodology

The dimensions of a Pecha Kucha presentation will allow you to give the better of you to the audience, and facilitate the Productive atmosphere of (...) See detailled presentation

We would like to propose an untypical – but more and more popular even outside architecture and design worlds – PowerPoint presentation format for the academic conferences of the GENEVA FORUM.
Thus, we would like to encourage interactive paper sessions, like engaging chit chat to encourage dialogue and response.

Academic Presentation (Un)Standards

Pecha Kucha: 20 illustrated slides X 20 seconds

Fast Pecha Kucha: 15 illustrated slides X 20 seconds

The subgroups of work are following the pitch of your presentation. This format, already experimented during the former sessions past years, was greatly appreciated. You can share more time on your theme than during a classical presentation, and you can easier cross the point of view.


Pecha Kucha presentations forces concision in speaking AND listening by avoiding text-heavy slides – but demands less preparation work than a TEDx speech! We then invite you to share only certain ideas and thoughts on your topic, to get to spark for listeners.

Pre-requisite

  • Send your final extended abstract ASAP, and always before the deadline - we will not be able to accept updated version after the passed deadline
  • Read all the abstracts of your session – as a presenter or a listener!

Best practices

  • Embed all the Fonts in the savings of your file
  • Carefully choose and show 20 images – as a storyline, each for 20 seconds
  • Automatize the advancement of slides, so that neither you nor our team has to pass the slides
  • Use an fully automatic version of power point
  • Don’t use too much text and avoid bullet points
  • Text of your slides:
    • in english
    • or in english and french, with a specific color for each langage (in that case, 2 tone-on-tone colors between them and related to the graphic chart of your slides, will be more appreciated than 2 complementary colors)
  • You can talk in french or english, depending the langage you will prefer (simultaneous translation in cabin for FR->EN et EN->FR)
  • speak slowely, say less, articulate and make short sentences
  • If you have a text, don’t read it
  • If you have a text, you can give it to us in advance with your file to project, so that we give it in advance to read to the interpreters

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