(21 January 2014) Who hasn’t sat through presentations while the speaker drones on and on oblivious to the yawns of the audience who have resorted to fiddling with their mobile phones? One solution which ACCESS@librarylearningspace likes is to hold meetings in rooms without tables and chairs: you’re guaranteed to reach consensus rapidly on whether to allow patrons to snack in the reference library.
Another option is described by Ellyssa Kroski. She favours the PechaKucha. The PechaKucha 20X20 style is a Japanese presentation style in which each speaker prepares a PowerPoint presentation consisting of 20 images (or slides), each of which is shown for 20 seconds. The slides advance automatically and so the speaker must talk to each slide as it changes. They are highly visual and very fast-paced presentations – each lasting only 6 minutes and 40 seconds total!
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