Pecha Kucha: PowerPoint made Cooler

Many of us have sat through boring PowerPoint presentations.  Pecha Kucha (from a Japanese term for the sound of chitchat)* offers a solution to the problem.

Devised by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, the Pecha Kucha format allows each presenter 20 slides: the presenter has 20 seconds per slide.  Thus each speaker has 6 minutes and 40 seconds to make his or her point.*

Though not appropriate to all speaking situations, this approach may encourage briefer and more thoughtful presentations.  Pecha Kucha nights have sprung up all over the world. *  Perhaps they may spring up in classrooms.

*all information from the Pecha Kucha Night site (