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Presentation Zen & Pecha Kucha

Have you ever experienced “death by PowerPoint?”

Me, too! During a class in Winter Quarter, I was tasked with presenting my evaluation of two integrated library systems. Okay, not so bad, but in the style of Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-CHAK-cha): 5 minutes, 20 auto-advancing slides, 20 seconds per slide, all while looking at your slides as little as possible

I was terrified.

But I got through it, pretty successfully, too! This was a great exercise in learning to be concise and to rely on my slides only as a supplement. The audience should be listening to you; not painstakingly reading your slides.

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds is a book to help you do just that.

Check it out from the library today and start making simple yet impactful presentations! You can find it on the “New Books” shelf.

Thanks for reading!

-M