New Learning

July 6, 2010

Pecha Kucha Template

Filed under: Libraries and Learning Resources,Uncategorized — kevhickeyuk @ 11:24 pm

Pecha Kucha is a style of presentation which follows the following rules

  • The presentation includes 20 (powerpoint) slides
  • Each slide is only on screen for 20 seconds
  • Avoid text (the audience won’t have time to read it)
  • Use image, cryptic images can help get your message accross

For a better idea have a look at this example

Later this summer I hope to post some examples of Pecha Kucha which were delivered at the 2010 JISC RSC NW conference

In the mean time, if you are interested in delivering a Pecha Kucha, you might be interested in the template in the link below.

This is a blank powerpoint presentation with 20 slides which will automaticly change every 20 seconds ( created using animations> Advance slide timings) and a timer bar which moves across the bottom of each slide (created using custom animation)

To download the template right click the link below and click ‘save as’

PK Template



  1. […] to do is to add the content. Personally I use the template created by Kev Hickey, which is on his blog post on this topic which includes another example Pecha […]

    Pingback by Creating a quick fire PowerPoint (Pecha Kucha) « Dave Foord’s Weblog — January 18, 2011 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for the great template. Will be using it for our event in 2 weeks.

    Comment by Mike Wolfson — June 22, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Kev, Great template, thank you. Could you please explain how I could create a template where each slide goes for 30 seconds instead? I’m going to be using the Pecha Kucha method with some ESL students and I want to ease is back a bit (10×30): 10 slides for 30 seconds.

    I’m quite proficient at PowerPoint design, and I’ve had a scratch around your template but I couldn’t figure it out right away. I thought I’d ask the pro 😉

    Any advice is very welcome.



    Comment by Piers — December 8, 2011 @ 2:24 am | Reply

    • Hmmm, quick follow-up note; I figured it out.

      Go to one of the slides in the template, highlight the bar along the bottom that contains the animation, click on the [1] that will allow you to edit the animation, then simply increase or decrease the duration of the animation.

      Stupid. I should have dug a bit further before asking, but at least now the questions and answer are there for the future.

      P.S. I’m on MacOSX 10.7.2 running PowerPoint for Mac 14.0

      Comment by Piers — December 8, 2011 @ 2:30 am | Reply

      • Hi Peirs,

        Glad you managed to sort this out before I had a chance to reply. If you are going to be using it for a Pecha Kucha, then I hope it goes well 🙂

        Comment by kevhickeyuk — December 8, 2011 @ 10:15 am

      • Thank you. Yep, I’m going to teach a class of Chinese ESL students the concept behind Pecha Kucha 🙂 Hopefully it will help them to develop fluency, reduce their reliance on scripts/notes, improve their paralinguistic delivery (eye-contact, body-language, movement etc) and build their confidence in speaking English before an audience

        Comment by Piers — December 8, 2011 @ 10:37 am

  4. Thanks for the template.
    It’s great to have such a ppt template

    Comment by Nico Rehmann — December 14, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  5. Yes, thank you for the template – *really* useful for a one-day summit where we are trying to have short, punchy presentations.

    Comment by AcaHacker (@AcaHacker) — July 19, 2012 @ 1:01 am | Reply

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  8. Someone told me about these so I decided to look them up…had to laugh, I have been making these for years…I am a visual Artist and multimedia instructor in an elementary school in the Canadian Arctic..I create the monthly Assembly slide shows short and sweet and straight to the point…and here I thought I would be learning something new… 🙂

    Comment by Adrienne Talbot — June 3, 2013 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

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