I have presented at many conferences and events and have also attended my fair share, but until recently I had never heard of Pecha Kucha (pronounced Pech-ack-cha). First devised in Tokyo in 2003, it’s been taking the rest of the world by storm because it is an easy to digest format of presentation. Presenters have to design 20 slides and have 20 seconds per slide to convey their message. Forget about long-winded 90 minute how-to presentations that leave you watching the second hand of the room’s wall clock, these presentations are concise and on-point. The most common comment I received after my presentation was that people were left wanting more.
For Event Camp Twin Cities, I decided to talk about a topic I’m quite passionate about – that’s The Art of Storytelling. If you’re interesting in learning how our brains absorb stories & discard facts and figures. And, how stories can help to persuade and influence others, have a listen. Let me know what you think. And, how stories have helped your business.
As you may already know, a fantastic event was held in Minneapolis, MN for the events industry. On September 8 & 9, 2010, Event Camp Twin Cities made waves in the community by holding a hybrid event focused on Social, Innovation, Experimentation and Collaboration. I recently wrote about the bleeding edge elements of the event in my monthly column with Event Solutions Magazine…but I wanted to blog about 1 very specific takeaway for me: The Importance of Taking Risk
What a fantastic day today at Event Camp Twin Cities. We celebrated the nominees of the Eventprofs Blog Awards and announced the winners in each of the 8 categories. It was a tight race and we saw a total of 686 votes! I would like to personally thank everyone who voted as well as the incredibly talented bloggers behind the nominations.
The winners are:
Liz King Events
Liz King Events
Congratulations to all!
Also, if you missed the Blog Awards video, check it out and share it!