02.06.09 by Jeff

My Pecha Kucha!

As promised, here is my presentation at Pecha Kucha here in Vancouver. I was a bit nervous as I don’t normally speak in front of 500+ people and it was tricky to do it without any control over the slides but I survived!

jeff hamada pecha kucha presentation talk vancouver 6

View the video below!

iPod-compatible video. (Right-click to download)

Listen to the audio. (Right-click to download)

Huge thanks to Bruce Sharpe for filming this and putting it online – he’s got a great video archive of Pecha Kucha presentations on his blog.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • That was so funny!

  • haha thanks eric!

  • Grace.J

    hahahahaha love it!

  • i’m sorry i missed it.
    glad to see the video though

  • haha, good stuff!
    congrats on the huge success in just one year! well done.

    • cheer wesley! hopefully things continue into year #2!

  • Shinead

    It’s finally here! great talk!

  • sierra

    hey – you did a great job of keeping it entertaining and balancing with insight into who you are and what you do. I’ve been to these in chicago b4 (there was one tonight i guess but i no longer live there…) nicely done.
    p.s- thanks for upkeeping an inspiring blog!

    • thanks Sierra! it really ended up being a lot of fun!

  • Wow, Jeff!
    That was so engaging!

    You are one funny dude!
    :)

  • sr

    wicked! that Trevar Linden drawing should be a Basement Clothing T-shirt!

  • JUSSSTTTIINNNN

    i have a tiny toy of that pig-in-the-pickle-car
    GOOD CHOICE!

    • where did you get the toy? i am on a mission to collect Richard Scarry’s books but never thought about the toys

      • JUSSSTTTIINNNN

        hmm ive had that toy since i was litle so im not exactly sure where i got it, but it think it might’ve been from mcDonalds~ hmm

        ohman AND i remember we had “the busy world of richard scarry” video game for the sega genesis. i miss that.

  • Yeah, cool pecha kucha!

  • That was dope man. You dropped some knowledge.

  • that was great :)
    “DON’T COME TOO CLOSE” will stay with me forever.

    • i should scan in all the drawings from that one sketchbook they are hilarious

      • I think you should do a post about your drawings from that sketchbook. It’s always nice to see work from when you were young.

  • Ann

    jeff hamada, good man. :)

  • Corinna

    Haha I liked that, you’re funny Jeff :)

    Your first drawings made me smile, cause some of them were very similar to mine that age..

    good job!

  • thank you both! maybe my whole presentation shoulda been the drawings haha

    • Corinna

      the rest was great too ;)

  • Jon

    Great stuff!

  • Yeah, talented speaker. I’m glad you mentioned Denmark heh.. I believe that’s not very often that country is mentioned in the US heh..

    And funny to see the face behind this website heh..

    • im from Canada actually – the talk was here in Vancouver

  • Rebeca

    there was a pecha kucha night in my city once, very few were as entertaining and funny as you, superb job :)

  • Hi Jeff,

    Yeah, it was a great talk. It is also great that you are honest about yourself, how you approach you work and above all you expressed the humble character that most successful people have.

    I too get nervous when I have to present.

    Good for you for helping the people in Sri Lanka to build their homes after Tsunami. You took many meaningful and beautiful photos.

    • hey thanks for the kind words Cho-wai! my trip to Sri Lanka is probably the thing im most proud of and maybe the best experience of my entire life so far. i’d like to go back there actually

  • sorry.. ofcourse.. canada heh.

  • Yeah, that is a good idea.

  • Kyle

    Nice job, this is a great video and captured the evening very well.

    Cheers!

  • emily

    – but it has made me really want to see some of your ceramics work

  • Gretchen

    You were pretty awesome. I think everyone who presented was nervous. Your presentation was funny and you inspired a lot of people. Cheeeesy but true!

  • congrats!
    PKN is a fantastic event, I’ve been to the origin place in TOKYO and had a lot fun! :)

    • thanks Carol – i’d love to go there at some point, somehow i’ve been to Japan and not Tokyo.

  • pandora

    terrific job! very inspiring!

  • Ha good stuff, very inspiring. Richard Scarry takes me back. :)

  • woah, for some reason i thought you’d be a woman…





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