My friends Waki and Jon organised yet another awesome Pechkucha event in Singapore last night in conjunction with INSEAD Business School. Pechakucha is a format where a speaker has 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. The slides move on even if the speaker is not ready. It is quite a tough format to master and requires a lot of improv!
There were 8 speakers in front of a packed auditorium and I had a fun time as the emcee of the event. One of the speakers even dialled in from hospital hours after his wife gave birth! All of the presentations can be found here and they covered topics as diverse as divorce, nuclear energy and setting up a school in Vietnam.
Unfortunately one of the speakers had to drop out at the last minute so I stood in with a presentation I had half-written and not practiced. It needs a bit more fine-tuning but the aim was to encourage the audience to question how they defined rich. Is it just financial or is it emotional and spiritual too?
My favourite part of giving the presentation was the opportunity to quote one of the foremost thinkers of our generation, Dwayne Johnson aka THE ROCK (slide 19).
Hope to see you at the next Pechakucha. I am sure the superstar organisers Waki and Jon would love to hear from you if you fancy the challenge of the 20x20 format - you can follow their next oratory adventure here!