Pecha What?! We know…and we didn't know either...let us explain.
Pecha Kucha (pronouced poo-chach-ka) is an event that started back in 2003, with humble beginnings in Tokyo. It was meant as a platform for young designers to meet, network, and share experiences with one another through a prepared slideshow presentation. To keep the pace moving along, that slideshow was given a timeline: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Set to play automatically (such pressure!).
Over the years, Pecha Kucha has grown, and is now hosted on a regular basis in cities around the world - including right here in Winnipeg. And instead of just designers, inspiring and interesting people from all around the city are invited to participate and share an experience, story, or topic that they are passionate about - work-related or not.
So when our company president Heidi was asked to present at the event this past September, she jumped at the challenge and shared her presentation "10 Things I've Learned From Owning My Own Business".
Filled with everything from old photos (plantable paper hats, anyone?) to Google insights she's acquired from running this seed paper company of hers, she zoomed through the 6 minutes and 20 seconds with ease. Take a look!
To see other videos from Botanical PaperWorks, including Heidi's Pecha Kucha presentation, visit the Botanical PaperWorks YouTube Channel.
And, if you're interested in learning more about Pecha Kucha - take a peek at the official Pecha Kucha site. In addition to seeing if an event is happening near you anytime soon, you can also take a look at other presentations from around the world!