My current project is challenging myself to speak more clearly and concisely about my artwork. It was the thoughtful nomination of a fellow artist and friend that propelled me into this next opportunity, PechaKucha Atlanta.
PechaKucha 20×20 promotes the art of concise presentation by holding presenters to a simple presentation format showing 20 images, each for 20 seconds and advancing automatically. What artist couldn’t use the assistance, practice and accountability in learning how to better verbalize his/her inspiration and execution of work?
As PechaKucha explains:
“We have all heard of elevator pitches, a presentation so short you could pitch it to someone in an elevator. 20 seconds x 20 images is a bit longer than that, but the idea is the same: short, concise presentations. As far as we know, PechaKucha was the first to put a limit on the number of images and number of seconds — and the all important auto-forward. There’s no “next slide” or “go back one, please” at PechaKucha Nights.”
I am slotted to present at the next event, Volume 29, here in Atlanta on May 22nd. Until then I will be in preparation, refining my presentation by meeting with the PechaKucha Staff.
Wish me luck, or if local, come sit in the audience and give me some good vibes.
“You are the true expert when it comes to understanding your work so making the effort to clarify and articulate your message is an essential element to moving your career forward!”