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  1. Desire’ – said the lady who just scaled Kilimanjaro, talk about inspiring… humbled by your comment and thank you for taking the time to both check the video out and leave your words :-)

  2. Hey DK,

    Good stuff!

    Having seen hundreds of these talks now (PK, Ignite etc), I think the single biggest mistake most people make is trying to squeeze too much in. Your normal presentation style is nicely punctuated with gaps, spaces and pauses to let stuff sink in. These formats take all that away, so if you try to overload with content it ends up garbled and hurried.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t think it was bad at all. In fact, it was pretty great. I’ve certainly done worse in that respect: http://neilcocker.com/2009/10/17/how-not-to-give-a-presentation/

    ;-)

    Here’s a load of feedback we got from people (including you!) who’d Ignite/Pecha Kucha talks. Here’s there advice for a five or 6 minute talk.

    http://ignitecardiff.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/our-top-tips-for-those-all-important-5-minutes/

    1. Thanks for taking the time to check it out and leave a comment Neil – always appreciate your comments and thanks for the guidance plus reminder of that great resource. Am doing another PK this week here in Christchurch and will definitely be a lot calmer ;-)

  3. :-)

    My golden rules are:

    1 – No more than 3 ideas/concepts per presentation.
    2 – Two well-crafted sentences per slide. Leaves space for appreciation or embellishment if necessary.

  4. It was a nice, paced presentation. The 20×20 format is tough but efficient. I agree with your stand for social media and their importance in education nowadays. We shouldn’t forget about real meetings with another person, that’s why you went to Pecha Kucha ;) I’m a big fan of both, social media and Pecha Night. If you’d like to read some of my own observations, check out my recent article: 20 Reasons Why Pecha Kucha is Great for You.
    All best from Oslo

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