Presenting Joe Banks, The Winner of the Inaugural Competition at RTC Europe 2015

RTC Europe 2016 is less than 30 days away and with flights booked and PowerPoint slides prepared I could not be more excited. As the winner of the inaugural PechaKucha competition in 2015, I have been given the opportunity to write this guest blog post. Part of the prize from the Vision 20/20 is acceptance to speak again this year and to expand on that presentation into a full length session.

For those unfamiliar with this competition, it is a presentation format consisting of 20 slides that run for 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The catch is that the transition of the slide is pre-configured in the PowerPoint (so no clicker). It is a little daunting at first, timing your speech to match the slides is harder than it sounds.

The three presenters last year (myself included) got a little carried away. Rather than sticking with the exact format of the competition, we also integrated some animations into the slides. This enabled a more fluid pace and gave…

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