Pecha Kucha Challenge
March19th Saturday, 2-4.00pm, IfM.
In this event, postgraduate students enrolled for a PhD in Engineering
will take on the challenge of sharing their research with a science
festival audience in just 6MIN 40 SEC, using the Pecha Kucha technique
which involves presenting using 20 slides, each showing for just 20 sec.
Training materials will be available on-line, outlining the principles
of a great Pecha Kucha presentation.
Volunteers receive two one-to-one sessions ,each of 20 min, on 10 March
and 16th March to practice their presentation individually.
Participants on previous events commented:
_”Speaking dynamically during 6m40s is a great experience. Translating
complex concepts to a general public helped me to access my research
through a more tangible perspective. I definitely learnt a lot during
_”Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do something like this, it
was a lot of fun. I’ve recommended the style of presentation to my mum –
she’s always complaining about boring presentation sessions!”_
_”The exercise of communicating my research to a non-technical audience
was a very useful one to undergo. It forced me to think differently
about my research, and that experience has helped me to do a better job
of presenting in a technical setting as well.”_