Pecha whatcha? That’s what I said when I was first told about this event, which was held for the second time around last night in my city. Pecha Kucha originated in Toyko back in 2003 and is the Japanese term for “chit chat” — which is basically what the event is all about.
The idea is that each presenter shows and discusses 20 slides for 20 seconds each on any creative topic. Last night’s presenters included an archaeologist, a “Legomaniac” (my personal favorite), an art gallery employee, a Zumba instructor, and several others…including me!
I had the opportunity to talk about my work as a music therapist, teacher, and singer/songwriter in front of about 200 people. I was a little intimidated at first by the huge crowd, but it is a very casual and laid-back atmosphere (there was a “beer break” in the middle of the event). My husband snapped the picture above on his iPhone.
If you are interested in seeing my presentation, come back on Sunday — it will be this week’s “Sunday Singalong” video! In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend. I know I will…I’m off to Chicago this afternoon, where I’m meeting up with my best friend for a girls’ weekend :)