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How to Develop Skills Properly

BY VIACHESLAV RUDNYTSKYI
@ VOL 11 ON APR 26, 2014

Viacheslav Rudnytskyi is a public speaking coach at Success Technology Training Company. In his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education, he called for the need of constant self-education, self-assessment of permanent resources and the proper selection of trainers and coaches.

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Only Memory

BY TAMIM AL-KADASI
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks about his experiance with memory loss and how he has adapted to the challenges of losing 3 years of his life's experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 9, 2014.

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Thüringen Welcoming Culture

BY MUSTAFA KHAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 22, 2014

Mustafa Khan talks about the shortage of foreign workers and students in Germany. He talks about policy, reform, and better culture to welcome more foreigners into Germany. 

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Building a School for Young Women in Senegal

BY DIOUMA FOUNDATION
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Evelyne Kleikers and Michela Padovani are concerned about the lack of participation of girls in education in Senegal. Many girls, out of necessity, have to leave school before they have completed their education, aged just 12 or 13 years old. They have no possibilities to continue their (secondary) education. The most valid reasons being:-

•Their standard of Education is too low - many fail to pass the entrance examination or secondary school
•Lack of finance to pay school fees
•Need to  contribute to the family income

Therefore, many girls are being sent by their parents to the capital Dakar, to work as a housekeeper. These young girls are often exposed to the many dangers of big cities, frequently exposed to violence and often resulting in undesirable pregnancy.

Through the Diouma Senegal Foundation, Michela and Evelyne want to help in finding solutions:

Diouma Senegal Foundation has built an education centre in Thiadiaye, 100 km south-east  from Dakar. The centre has been built on a 400 m2 plot of land donated by the mayor of Thiadiaye.

This education centre gives children from 13 years onward, (especially girls) a chance to learn a profession to become dressmakers, cooks or hairdressers within 1-3 years, depending on the level of entry and the level the students wish to achieve.

In addition to subjects such as needlework and sewing, pattern cutting, cooking, serving, batik painting and hairstyling, other lessons are also included, such as mathematics, ICT and English. On top of this, the young women are also taught “life skills”, with topics such as self-awareness, empathy, relationship skills, sexual education and communication.

Every year around 40-45 girls can start the course (15 students per direction).

After finishing the education, the girls will obtain a school certificate or state diploma, depending on the entrance level of the students. This will open opportunities for employment and financial independence.

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Creativity Loves Constraints: Improvisation, Always our Very Best Alternative

BY GERT POPPE
IN MAASTRICHT

In business as in life, we try to control the future by making (business) strategies and (marketing) plans. But most of the time, things turn our differently, don’t go as planned. And then we fall back on improvisation.

Improvisation always is our very best alternative. We improvise when something unexpected happens; we improvise because we have forgotten to take certain influences into account; we improvise when people behave differently than we expected.

The best leaders, the best managers, the best professionals are not those that excel in analysis and making plans and strategies, but the ones that fully master and exploit their improvisation skills.

And, by the way, improvisation is also a very useful approach to living one’s life.

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Beacon Free Media

BY MIKE BURDGE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Mike Burdge talks about plans to create Beacon Free Media, a skill sharing collective to pool local resources among artists, musicians and film makers to barter services and share expertise. A rising tide lifts all boats, so get aboard.

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Tools - A Community Fabrication Centre in Maastricht

BY ROBERT KATZENSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Robert Katzenson believes in the community’s ability to fabricate, renovate and maintain structures and public installations. He shows how the residents and the city of Maastricht, and the South Limburg region could benefit from a Community Fabrication/Maintenance Centre.

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Resuscitation, a Basic Skill for All

BY JULES OLSTHOORN
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life ”


In Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th Volume Jules Olsthoorn Discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday February 8th, 2016, and again on International Revive a Heart Day on October 18th, 2016.

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Tous serial learners

BY ANTOINE ANGLADE
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 25, 2016

Antoine Anglade, accompagnateur de transformation digitale et organisationnelle. Topic: Les compétences évoluent trop vite. L'avenir appartient aux experts de l'adaptation et du partage de connaissances et de pratiques. L'entreprise a une responsabilité sociale (voire sociétale) pour développer ces méta-compétences chez ses collaborateurs et garantir leur employabilité. 5 conditions : 

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Experimenting with Film, Developing Your Acting Skills, and Photos from Tokyo

Presentations Lulu De Panbehchi believes that what is good for her is also good for film. As we discover in this presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2), she experiments with different substances' effects in developing her photographs. Torben Jørgensen is an autodidactic actor struggling to apply skills, to make and be part of theatre projects. Listen (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 9) to his amazing -- and courageous -- story. Posters There are two additions to the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster pictured above, for next month's PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 4. We've also included the poster for the upcoming PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.  Photos We finally get to share our photo gallery [Flickr] -- and on Facebook too -- of last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 95, with photos taken as always by Michael Holmes. Above from top, our traditional audience group shot, Nooka's Matthew Waldman presenting, and an attendee enjoying her drink.  Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (October 16): PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Poitiers Vol. 3, PKN Hjorring Vol. 2, PKN Sacramento Vol. 19, and PKN Helsingborg Vol. 10. Tomorrow you'll find the following five events: PKN Istanbul Vol. 15, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 2, PKN Dallas Vol. 11, PKN Stockholm Vol. 36, and PKN Miami Vol. 19.

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The Most Valuable Skill

What do Jimi Hendrix and wailing babies have in common? They're both "feedback machines." In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Most Valuable Skill" from Table XI's June Table Talks, DevBootcamp instructor Mike Busch talks about why feedback is the most valuable skill to teach to learners and how it has impacted his life and enriched his relationships. He tells us that all good feedback has to be actionable, specific, and most of all kind. 

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NYT Gives PechaKucha the Thumbs-Up

The New York Times has a post dedicated to making your thoughts more organized and succinct. In the article, the PechaKucha 20x20 format is used as the primary method to go about doing so: Make sure you speak loudly and slowly. Make eye contact with the audience. Your goal is to keep your audience interested by reporting the interesting information you have learned, but also by maintaining a conversational tone as you explain it. Check out the full write-up here.

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Mindfulness in Education

How can mindfulness exercises change the shape of education? User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. In "Mindfulness in Education" from a special Technology for Social Good edition of Table XI's Table Talks, she discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

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How to Develop Skills Properly

Viacheslav Rudnytskyi, Public Speaking Coach, Success Technology Training Company, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education called for the need of constant self-education, self-assessment of permanent resources and the proper selection of trainers and coaches.

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Reading Makes You a Better Person

Reading reduces the symptoms associated with stress, and improves brain connectivity! Liz Myers and Andrea Cecchetto describe the benefits that reading fiction has on one's personal development. In "Reading Makes You a Better Person" from PKN Markham Vol. 4, we see that the simple luxury of reading a book can help you become a better person through the understanding of language and emotions. In addtion, reading fiction has been proven to improve social, memory, and language skills. 

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MBA students embrace PechaKucha

No less than seven students, and for the first time, one member of MSM’s mentor program took the stage on Thursday 28 January for the annual New Year PechaKucha event, organized in collaboration with PechaKucha Maastricht.   For the third year, MBA students at MSM are invited to present their dreams, insights and visions to staff, friends, mentors, and MSM’s local business partners and stakeholders, by using the powerful PechaKucha presentation format. The PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to pitch new ideas, each speaker presents 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking and are now taking place in close to 900 cities across the world. It has existed in Maastricht since 2009. After receiving a special introduction and coaching session by PechaKucha Maastricht co-organiser and MSM affiliate communications officer Sueli Brodin, seven MBA students from countries as varied as India, Lebanon, Yemen, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Trinidad and Tobago came forward and volunteered to take up the challenge. Upon hearing about the event, MBA program mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt, from Maastricht’s expat center, enthusiastically decided to join them. They said they were motivated by the opportunity to share an inspiring story not only with the public at MSM but also later online with the rest of the world, through the PechaKucha Maastricht website.   The presenters were free to choose their own topics and own slides. Many of them fully embraced the chance to demonstrate their creativity. Mohammed Mahdi from Yemen said: “I wanted to talk about the ability of people to be resilient under extreme conditions, by taking the example of my own country. But I didn’t have enough pictures to illustrate my topic. So I asked my friends back home for help and they went on the streets to take photographs for me. One of them even designed the slides for me. I am very grateful for their help and want to credit them all.” The presentations were as informative and as varied in topic and in style: MBA32 students Gireesh  Shrivastava spoke about the extraordinary variety of religions and outings that make up the Indian culture, Antoine Jeha highlighted the value of emotional intelligence as a factor of synergy in the workplace, Anwer Azzan looked at the future of university education, Julia Taddei shared the compelling and dramatic story of the Old Chico river in her home region of Brazil, Beverly Best described a little known yet impressively successful model of regional integration within  the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). And last but not least, Ivy Musora inspired the audience with an insightful presentation on the priceless life lessons that can be learned from dogs. The topic chosen by MBA mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt could not have been more suitable topic for the international MSM audience: he spoke about the relentless efforts of the Maastricht expat center to establish a regional network of institutions and service providers with the goal to create an attractive climate for internationals in the Maastricht Region. Mr. Ahrendt said he enjoyed this first PechaKucha experience. “Due to the 20×20 time frame I was very nervous before the presentation, but at the same time I was very much looking forward to it. It is a great way to present, to send a message and to draw people’s attention to it. Despite the variety of the topics presented, I did not lose my attention for a minute. The response of the students to my presentation afterwards was very enthusiastic,” he said.

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Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All

“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life.” In honor of the International Restart a Heart Day, let us recall a great presentation by Jules Olsthoorn - Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All, from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27th. Jules discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.

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What is Taxidermy?

“To me, taxidermy it is a delicate craft that involves many skills.” In "What is Taxidermy?" from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on Sea Vol.4,Jazmine Miles-Long makes us question, what is taxidermy? Jazmine intends to challenge peoples preconceptions, talking about her ethical practice and how each stage is managed with delicacy and respect.

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Sharing is Caring

I don't know how long it's been since I organized Fayetteville's last PechaKucha, but I sure as hell miss it. It happened one time here and never again. I mean, what is that! So here I am, maybe five years later (a range of time I USED TO feel was endless) and on a whole new frontier in life. No longer with the "stability" of a full time corporate job or the craziness of a ever-changing schedule, my business partner, Travis Bunn, and I have jumped into marketing head first and found out, the hard way, that it's not going to be easy. So if it's not going to be easy (and if it's not easy for any other business owner or any other magot working for "the man" out there), why not throw in some fun and learn something about friends and neighbors in a way that is fun, laid back and most time painless!  PechaKucha is making a comeback to Fayetteville and we've finally found a use for 100 Hay Street through this and through our friends at Revolutionary CoWorking in downtown, Fayetteville, NC! We'll see you there!