PechaKucha is a concise presentation format made simply of 20 images held for 20 seconds. It started in 2003 among architects in Tokyo, but has grown beyond its original host industry + city.
Last month I presented at Chicago's Vol. 32 at Martyr's. (Big thanks, again, to Cousin Carolyn, Peter, Sharon + Thorsten). Speakers are encouraged to talk about what they're currently working on, or something they care passionately about. I tried to do both, with a bit of backstory...
PLEASE ALSO SEE:
* Vote Hemp
* Moseley Putney's excellent PechaKucha talk on industrial hemp
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾