My idea for a Pecha Kucha is information regarding a Parrot Sanctuary - Foster Parrots and the wonderful work they do in Hope Valley, RI - Foster Parrots, Ltd. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and sanctuary of unwanted, languishing and abused captive parrots and other displaced exotics. The presentation will inform the audience about the sanctuary, how it operates, what it does for the community and more importantly.....how sad it is that there are more than 500 birds at the Sanctuary that have been abandoned.
This is exactly the sort of thing you'd want to do a pecha kucha on. I think one thing you'd want to touch on is how people often don't know what they are getting in to when they decide to own a parrot. They don't realize they live for, like, forever. And they have clear physical needs. So that would be something to include. I think it helps make the rest or your piece make sense.
I am thinking of doing my pecha kucha on dressing for success with a focus on the work place. I would start off with some quotes from famous entrepreneurs/celebrities about the importance of dressing to impress those around you. It would then go into my more detailed reasons that dressing for an interview is so important. I love fashion so this topic would be easy for me to talk about. On my old blog, I used to write about this topic, so I might even be able to talk about precise examples of pieces or outfits for young professional women to wear to interviews or work. This section would also highlight how you can still dress for yourself while appearing professional and polished. The audience would be really specific (young professional women) but I think that fact might make it even easier for me to create a pecha kucha that appeals to them. I think my next steps are to create an outline of what I want to talk about to make sure that I hit the 6-minute mark without rambling or talking about things unrelated.
I like this idea - you could expand your topic by considering the following - many work environments are casual attire - one of the problems with this has been - people taking advantage and taking it a bit far with "yoga" pants and flip flops - so I guess I am saying that if you need more information so you don't ramble....expand by explaining what is acceptable in the work place and what is not - you could also talk about how to remain professional with attire on a budget......where to shop - or even how to mix and match?? I look forward to your presentation.
I too think this is a great idea. I also like the idea of focusing it on a specific group. I have to admit that celebrities do not in anyway impress me. I think that a lot of young women can't afford to dress like any celebrity--and frankly I can't think of many celebrities who dress in ways you'd think would be appropriate for the workplace. I really like what Elizabeth says above about the problem with a casual workplace. People don't know how to look professional without looking like they are going to the gym. What I think would be MOST useful, is to do slides of actual ideas for outfits. Like, show people how to put together a 10 piece wardrobe, say, for two weeks of outfits. Something specific and concrete. You don't need to explain the need to dress appropriately. Everyone knows you should do that, but lots of people don't know what "appropriate" looks like, and lots of people don't know how to put outfits together so they don't look like a mess. I think this could be very, very cool.
I am thinking of doing my pecha kucha on the pet boarding business I work for like I did for my website. I am thinking of maybe doing a sort of tour through my presentation and explaining the services we provide.
Brennan this could work. The trick with this is narrative--what is the story you want to tell about your work site? What will want to make people board there? That's the most interesting part. And the part where we look at puppies.
I am thinking about doing my Pecha Kucha about the golf tournament I run, starting with the information about the upcoming 2016 tournament, how to get involved, why I started it/my personal cancer story, where the money is going (Jimmy Fund) & what it funds- cancer research & patient care, specific examples of each of these, info on past tournaments/money raised/pictures to show how fun it is, and close out with repeating the information about the 3rd annual tournament.
This is a good idea. You've got a lot of stuff to cover, so remember that you've got a total of 6 minutes 20 seconds. What will be key is organization and story telling for you. Think, also, about where someone might see this. Would it be an embedded link on a website? That would make sense. Emailed to people? makes sense too.
I am thinking about doing my Pecha Kucha on several struggles and funny moments that most international students may face. I will also talk about some funny surprises I have encountered as an Chinese studying in America based on the cultural differences and the bias. I hope this presentation will help people know about the real China. In addition, I hope to inspire and guide future, past and current exchange students.
I am thinking about doing my Pecha Kucha on Global Crime, particularly Modern Slavery. It is a topic I am very passionate about which I gave a 2.5 hour lecture on last semester at BSU. I am interested in portraying the main issues of Modern Slavery (Forced Labor, Child Labor, and Sex Trafficking) in the 6 minute 20 second window.
Maybe I will present right before Brenna, so her puppies can cheer you all up after I pull on your heart stings.
This could totally work. I think your challenge is having 2.5 hours of material that you can present in only 6 minutes and 20 seconds. Again, as I said with Brenna, well, as I've said with everyone, you'll have to think about your narrative. What is the story you want to tell in this short period of time? How can you most effectively shape it. What is your beginning, middle, and end?
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