I am excited and frightened scared-stiff at the prospect of presenting 20 PowerPoint slides for 20 seconds each to a group of people I don’t know in Guildford following a recent conversation with Simon Strong from Human Zoo . Simon says ‘Say what you need to say in six minutes and 40 seconds of exquisitely matched words and images and then sit the hell down’. Gulp!!

Pecha Kucha originated in Japan and takes place in over 200 cities worldwide. It was invented by Tokyo-based architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Kleins who turned PowerPoint, fixture of monotonous cubicle life, into both art form and competitive sport. Simon has bought Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) to Guildford and he bills it as an event where creative people show their work in 20 images for exactly 20 seconds each. No bullet points. No sales. No hanging about. Pure Inspiration…

Now, many people consider my productivity and performance improvement training programmes – as well as my professional keynote speaking (especially at kick-off, launch and client-centric events) to be both inspirational and practical BUT this is a whole new ball game!

If you are near to Guildford Surrey on 15th February and fancy something a little different that evening why not check out the booking details here – it is a free event – but donations are accepted. Simon is also well worthconnecting with on Linkedin:  http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/simon-strong/1/490/979 

What should I talk about? It would be good to see a few friendly faces in the crowd. Gulp! What have I done? (well, one of my priority goals for 2011 is to step outside my comfort zone more often than in the past! Ho-hum!)