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Patrick Foellmer

Risks & Failures

CREATED ON JULY 25, 2015
IN ERFURT

Patrick Foellmer speaks about his story from being a primary school teacher to a music instructor, from a culture consultant at the Thueringen Ministry to start his own band Lillabungalow and the risks and hiccups he faced up to this point.

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Kevin Byrd's Failures

BY KEVIN BYRD
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

"Everything I do does not lead to success but that's okay."

In Kevin Byrd's Failures at PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 20Kevin Byrd, shows us some of his ideas that did not work out. One was a photo-sticker art project, another was a new T-shirt design. He also tried his luck as a DJ and a dancer. Watch to see what happened with these and more.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 14th, 2017. 

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Journey of Risks

BY LOUISE LAMMERS
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

Louise Lammers - Head of Studies, Enmore Design Centre, TAFE. Louise tells us of her personal and career journey, mapped out through the risks she took along the way.

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Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band

BY STEPHEN O'SHEA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Don't spend the night in that hotel!"

In Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Stephen O'Shea takes us coast to coast and back again and tells us all the ins and outs of being a touring rock band. Think you have what it takes to take your rock band on a tour across Canada? 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 5th, 2016. 

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Secret Life in a Ska Band

BY HANNA MAWBEY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Hanna Mawbey shares her tales of life in a 9 piece ska band: from the logistics of fitting all the band members in a vehicle to releasing independent records and running with a fancy dress theme!  Plus the more serious matter of fighting bigotry in whatever guise it takes.

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

BY ANDY WALLMAN
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Were The Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980's with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs and a live karaoke band was born. The spent the next 12 years sharing the stage with over ten thousand lead singers who (usually) lived out their rock and roll dreams three blissful rockin' minutes at a time. (That is a big band.) Andy Wallman was the first chair tambourine player for The Gomers and will take you on the inside of what it was like to be Livin' in Gomerica.

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Is your WiFi causing a Health Crisis?

BY JIM J DOYLE
@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

Jim J Doyle ponders on the potential health risks of WiFi. WiFi has become an essential service – is it also a major health risk? Research shows major effects on our brain activity, health effects are known yet there is limited regulation of new installations and devices.

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Pain; Strength; Failures; Growth

BY JOSEPH BENTALHA
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 26, 2017

Joseph Bentalha is a professional fighter. Organic and local food enthusiast. Set his path by giving back to those who can teach him something, in the form of genuine efforts and hands on community activism. A story of overcoming life's adversities, and playing the cards you're delt. How resilience and your conscious efforts to use your mistakes as lessons, and using your passion as a driving force will help you achieve greatness and overcome all situations. 

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What I've Learned Along the Way

BY MATT RAMAGE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

"It's ok to be nervous," and, "just take risks," are some of the things Matt Ramage has learned over the last decade of shooting corporate and wedding photography.

In this talk, Matt shares his insightful lessons through his portfolio of work.

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Turning Lemons to Lemonade

BY SHAMIKA RAINER
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 01, 2018

Shamika Rainer tells us about still striving in the midst of and after failures. She tells a story of how she turned lemons to lemonade.