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The Strength Within

BY KEVIN SHAW
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

For Kevin Shaw and Ben Frisby, biking from Vancouver to Toronto to raise awareness for cancer taught them influential life lessons. As their ride became more difficult, they found strength within themselves and learned that the human will has the potential to be powerful beyond imagination. 

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By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes

BY BILL CAMERON
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Bill Cameron speaks about the way that superheroes can serve as a real and positive influence on people's lives, with a few famous examples and some personal anecdotes. In spite of their fictitious nature, superheroes can be a real source of personal strength and morals.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 13, 2014. 

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Strength and Power of Photography

BY EELKJE COLMJON
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 01, 2015

Pecha Kucha Nigtht Leiden heeft sinds kort een huisfotografe, Eelk Colmjon. In haar presentatie vertelt ze over de kracht en macht van de fotografie, en dat dingen soms heel anders zijn dan men denkt. Zeker in een land als Iran.

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Becoming a Strength Coach

BY DAN FRANTZ
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Dan Frantz walks us through the awkward beginnings that led to his success as a strength coach and explains his modern-day philosophy on living.

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Sailing Strengthens Your Soul

BY JOHN STEWART
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

When was the last time you went sailing? Have you ever wondered what it is like? Speaker John Stewart takes you on his journey with sailing and shares how sailing has strengthened his soul.

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Passion for Strength

BY SAMANTHA STUMPF
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 18, 2016

Samantha Stumpf's emotional presentation shows the power of art, friendship and passion that helped her get through her battle with cancer. 

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The Strength of Georgia's Public Libraries

BY WENDY CORNELISEN
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

"When I say, 'library' you think 'books'," begins Wendy Cornelisen's PK talk. Do you think about books when you think about libraries? Well, Wendy's talk disavows you of the notion that libraries are only about books. How about music? Free movies? FISHING RODS! Wendy works with the State's Public Library system which supports all of the public libraries here in the state of Georiga. 

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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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Leading with Your Strengths, Passions, and Values to Live Life to the Fullest

BY KATY BOYCHUK
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Bouncing from contract to contract was not Katy Boychuk’s idea of a long-term career plan. Last year, she took a purposeful pause to be intentional with her next steps.  She hired a Life Coach to guide her journey, (re)branded herself, and leveraged her resources to explore a new career path. What started as a career development journey, became so much more as she discovered how to lead by her strengths, passions and values, in every aspect of her life.

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Report on PKN The Hague Vol. 2

Last week we posted a collection of photos from PechaKucha Night in The Hague Vol. 2 -- and pointed you to this Flickr photoset. We now follow that up with a report sent to us by organizer Bram van Hasselt. The second PechaKucha Night for the city of The Hague had, like the first edition, the bite the organizers wanted it to have. Besides the effort they put in getting an outstanding flock of guests together, a second edition in general tells even more about a first edition: how did the word of mouth go, does the format prove to work and is the public willing to come back. Well, they were! An even broader variety of people came to ‘PIP Den Haag’ (a special department in the big Bink36 building) defying the cold to watch and listen to some very special presentations. The organisers managed to not only find people that are known for their fantastic still-image work, but also, for example, performer and singer Marianne Kirch, Rotterdam based film producer Jos van de Pal and Rogier Wieland with his overwhelming presentation of his stop motion and animated work, that perfectly fit in the format of 20x20. After this second edition we are again firmly convinced of the strength of PechaKucha Night in The Hague and its future development to let it suit the character of this city even better. PechaKucha Night The Hague will continue to give space for edgy, rare, mainstream, junior and arrived artist, thinkers and charactères-extraordinaire.

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By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes

Superheroes are real. They're forces of change and personal inspiration. Bill Cameron speaks about the way that superheroes can serve as a real and positive influence on people's lives, with a few famous examples and some personal anecdotes. In "By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes" from PKN Markham Vol. 3 we see that, in spite of their fictitious nature, superheroes can be a real source of personal strength and morals.

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Music Moves Me

"It was me, those sweet six strings, and the memory of my father — music healed me." Musician Breanne Tepler shares her passion for making music — something she rediscovered while in a distressing state. In “Music Moves Me” from PKN Duluth Vol. 1, hear how she overcame tragedy twice, and how music has been her one constant strength.

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A Note to PKN BSB Knights

Dear Knights, Here we are again, a fortnight away from Vol 2, united in our vision to make a positive difference in the community that nurtured us, that we chose to live in.  We love art, design, creativity, and we love the people of this place.  As organisers of PKN BSB you have by default become a change agent in this here city.  Thanks for your choice of being here, a testimony of kinship, courage and commitment.  I take this opportunity to contemplate why we do what we do, but I can only speak, in this instance, for myself.  I have been very blessed in my lifetime to be surrounded by people who are artistic, who love to dream, imagine, deconstruct, reconstruct and to express this internal world in a variety of ways – through who they are, mostly, if not through music, art, fashion, speech and work.  In recent years it became clear to me that when we combine our forces, our passions, something magical happens.  We become excited, we become engaged, we become less alone.  PechaKucha allows us to uncover and recover the talents within, among and around us, and this is the place, the time and the space where, when and how we can celebrate and furthermore share these gifts and talents. Be mindful also that we relate people, not just ideas.  PechaKucha is a physical social network. People interact, interplay and interchange.  Ideas mix, mesh, merge, and who knows, start to manifest.  There is conversation, there are consultations and, by golly, let there be connection.  And connection, positive connection, is what gives us strength to be ourselves, reminds us to be happy and keeps us healthy to our grand old ages.  So really we are not just a bunch of runners organising a casual event that happens to also go online and onto the global stage.  We are magic makers, mountain movers, star shakers.  We lift the community into the realms of awe and possibilities.  We nourish bodies, minds and hearts. You may not yet realise what you do.  Nevertheless, I thank you, Knights of (PKN Bandar Seri) Begawan past and present.  Love on. H.I.  

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Even Though We're Here

"When you step out of your comfort zone, THAT is when the magic happens, THAT is when you realize the true strength of your capabilities"In "Even Though We're Here" from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.4, Dragons And Pixie Dust’s self-taught special effects make-up artist Muaz Al-Rashid’s shares the story his childhood curiosity on how Jim Carey was turned into The Grinch got his creative engine running. From looking up for inspirations on YouTube to someone telling him to just do it to actually ripping himself out of his comfort zone, Muaz invites us to join him (being unafraid to do what you’re passionate about) as he brushes his way into being resourceful with what little he could work with to complete his vision.

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PechaKucha People: Leslie Tsai

As co-founder of the City Creative Center in Tainan, Taiwan, and PhD student at the Institute of Creative Industries Design, our PechaKucha People Spotlight this week lands on Leslie Tsai. Through organizing PechaKucha Nights in the culturally rich city, he's driven to incubate, promote, and empower it's emerging young talent.  UPDATE FROM EARTHQUAKE HIT TAIWAN: Very Relieved that PechaKucha Tainan, Taiwan city organisers Leslie Tsai and Nini Lee are safe after the big earthquake in Tainan. We have been in touch - Leslie says the situation is 'very serious' - a heritage project he has been working on has been badly damaged. We will chat more when the situation is calmer. The whole PechaKucha global community wishes you positive strength over the next hours and days - we will try to help in anyway we can. In a strange coincidence we featured Leslie as PechaKucha Person of the week - on Monday - on the top page of the www.pecha-kucha.org site. Check back here for updates. 2016.02.06, 12:56:52 CST, (UTC+08:00) 

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PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol. 16

PechaKucha Night Manchester Vol.16 TICKET LINK: HERE We're back for our first PechaKucha Night of 2017! Join us on Thursday 30 March 2017 at The Wonder Inn for another night of insight, inspiration and intrigue. Remember, each speaker only has 20 images, 20 seconds per image to speak, no stopping. As ever, we have an eclectic mix of speakers, featuring videographers, designers, illustrators and organisations promoting female positivity!  So here’s the line-up: Radim Malinic - Creative Director of Brand Nu and author of the ‘Book of Ideas’ Laura Boast - Founder and Creative Director at LJB Studio James Kennedy - Filmmaker at Trifecta Films Rita Cervetto - Designer at Common Good Daniel Thompson - Graphic Designer at Holdens Agency (and resident PechaKucha Night Manchester artist!) Graham Jones - Designer at Loose Collective and Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan  Girl Gang Manchester The Wonder Inn   About The Wonder Inn The Wonder Inn is a beautiful venue near Shudehill in Manchester. It offers a respite from the fast pace of the city, offering classes on yoga and meditation. We are really fortunate to have this space and encourage you to visit and support their mission. 10p from each ticket sold will be used by The Wonder Inn to plant a new tree. So feel good that you’re also helping the environment by coming along!    About PechaKucha Night Manchester PechaKucha Night Manchester was relaunched in June 2016 by a new team after an eighteen month hiatus. This is out third PechaKucha and we’re going from strength to strength. We are indebted to the support of Manchester’s creative scene coming along as speakers and audience members as well as our previous hosts, SpacePortX and Ziferblat. Most importantly, thank YOU for keeping us going! PechaKuchas will continue take place every three months at venues across Manchester. Our mission is to feature a high calibre of creatives, designers, artists and community projects from the city and the North.   More Information If you want to know more: Subscribe to the Manchester page on the PechaKucha website here: https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/manchester Sign up to the mailing list: http:///civFmb Follow us on social media: Twitter Facebook Instagram

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Another successful edition of PechaKucha at Maastricht School of Management

“PechaKucha teaches us four important skills in management,” said Oliver Olson, director of Global Education, as he opened the fourth annual edition of MSM goes PechaKucha on Friday 17 March. “1. Following rules, 2. Being concise, 3. Public speaking, 4. Improvisation” Its strict format – 20 slides, 20 second per slide – forces you to think carefully about your message and to stay focused. At the same time, it allows you to practice your presentation and public speaking skills, and develop perhaps the most important one, which will help you throughout life in any situation, the skill of improvisation.” Stimulated by these encouraging words, no less than 11 MBA and MM students took the PechaKucha stage at MSM in front of a full audience of staff, students, friends, family members and MSM stakeholders. As always at MSM, their stories came from all over world, from Kenya to Peru, from Greece to Vietnam, from India to Chile and more. The students talked about topics that mattered to them and transformed the way they saw the world and the future, and the common point between all their stories was that although personal, they all had a deeper and universal value and meaning. We heard about what we can learn from observing birds in a city like Lima, how the financial crisis in Greece led to the development of new business ideas, why we should thank our enemies, the power of relationships, a successful financial product made in Kenya, and why education and life-long learning are key to making the world a better place. T The PechaKucha team in Maastricht complimented the students on their excellent choice of topics and slides. The strength of the PechaKucha format lies in the combination of an authentic message and powerful images. The presenters scored high on these points, whilst keep their own presentation and delivery style. Some used humor, others metaphors, some walked up and down the stage, others asked questions to the audience. The dynamic and engaging pace of the presentations lifted everyone’s spirits on this Friday afternoon. The event, perfectly organized by Pilar Gonzalez, ended – how else? – with a brilliant improvisation on random slides by Oliver Olson himself, who took the PechaKucha standards to yet a higher presentation level under huge laughter and applause from the public. All presentations will be online soon, don’t miss them!   By Sueli Brodin

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PechaKucha Bermuda Volume 20

The 20th edition of PechaKucha Night Bermuda is scheduled for this Thursday, August 24th, with food available and doors opening at 7:00 PM, and presentations beginning at 8:00 PM outdoors on the dock at Blue Water Anglers Club on East Broadway in Hamilton. An eclectic line up of eight presenters have been organised to present a broad spectrum of unique topics. The format of PechaKucha is called “20×20” where 20 images are projected on a screen, each for 20 seconds, while a presenter talks along with the images.   The presentation is automated, so slides transition regardless of the presenter completing the slide or not. The format ensures that presentations are concise and people often describes them as TED talks on speed.   Presenters will include James Cooper, with "Bananas in Art," a shortened version of a show that he presented at the National Gallery of Jamaica. It's 'about' bananas, but also about the grey area between online art and art shown in real physical space. He intends to discuss the importance of art and artists exploring the irrational and the illogical in our reasoned corporate age.    For the first time, 14 year old Yassine Chentouf will present at PechaKucha on Thursday. He will discuss the ancient mythologies of Greek and Egyptian culture and their lasting effect on our Modern World.   Sara Westhead, a blogger, librarian, teacher, mother and a woman of many trades and experience, will be sharing her experience dealing with High Functioning Autism and what she has learned from it.     Cushi Ming will present what he has learned from his relationships, while Christian Chin-Gurret will speak about Reality vs Expectations of University,  and Nikki Fagan will present on "The Mother of Invention."   Christopher Faria will highlight his experience with the Grow Biointensive method of farming and gardening in Bermuda, and Crystal Clay will talk about building strength based communities.   PechaKucha Night Bermuda in Bermuda was started in 2012 by Nicky Gurret and Aideen Ratteray Pryse, and is now organised by volunteers Alba Fernandez, Kimberley Moore, Tiffany Paynter, Najib Chentouf, Stratton Hatfield and Hannah Collins.   PechaKucha Nights involve a variety of people presenting their out-of-the-box creative ideas on any topic of their choice for everyone to enjoy, think about, laugh at and, maybe, be inspired by. The event is free and open to the public while donations are accepted to give back to the hosting club and buy drinks for the presenters. There will be food for sale in addition to drinks from the bar. Attendees are asked to bring their own reusable cups to help reduce plastic waste.   Come one, come all, and be inspired by people thinking and doing different things in Bermuda. PechaKucha is hosted four times a year, every three months and if you are interested in presenting at the next event, please contact Alba Fernandez at albaytal@hotmail.com.     Topics and presenters for the 20th Edition are:   Christopher Faria - Grow Biointensive Bermuda Yassine Chentouf - Mythology and its Impact on our Modern World Christian Chin-Gurret - Reality vs Expectations of University Sara Westhead - What I've Learned About High Functioning Autism Nikki Fagan - The Mother of Invention Cushi Ming - Eighteen Meditations Crystal Clay - Building Strength Based Communities James Cooper - Bananas in Art   For more information visit https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/bermuda and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaNightBermuda and Twitter @PechaKuchaBDA    

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PK People: Kathryn Peck

PechaKucha Night Portland, OR organizer Kathryn Peck steals this week's PechaKucha People Spotlight. Armed with strength and intelligence, this British Columbia native has taken Portland by storm and has been a bona fide member of Portland's ever expanding creative community for a number of years. She even wowed the PKN Tokyo crowd with her zany and empassioned presentation on the strange and unusual city of Portland at this year's PechaKucha Organizer PowWow. After all that has been said and done, all we can say is keep up the great work, Kathryn and KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD!