by Jonathan Vatner | June 21, 2010

StopwatchBanish long-windedness by implementing PechaKucha 20x20, a presentation format that requires speakers to limit their PowerPoint to 20 slides and speak about each slide for only one minute. The speedy pace keeps talks interesting. Though some speakers might balk, try it for a breakout session and see what happens. Thanks to John Nawn, founder of Evanston, Ill.-based meeting-design firm The Perfect Meeting (, for the suggestion.