Ep 73: 5 key ingredients to make a captivating presentation (PART 1) - with Fatema Barot and Anna Niescieruk from YvG5O

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What's Special About Fatema?

This episode marks yet another milestone for You’ve Got 5 Options Radio when Anna has recorded an episode without Marta! It was tougher than anyone could ever anticipate (!!!) but Anna was blessed with an amazing guest, Fatema Barot Mota - a truly talented woman, who not only is a Senior Art Director at Lego but also an organizer of Pecha Kucha Events in Vejle.

Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the slides, which means that you have exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present your topic. Currently, Pecha Kucha events are happening in more than 1000 cities around the world and one of those cities is Vejle, where Fatema took the lead and created something truly remarkable!


Concept and communication designer of Indian origin living in Denmark. Works as a Sr. Art Director with LEGO. Takes huge interest in many creative disciplines like illustration, typography, writing, animation and crafts. Describes herself as a jack of all trades, day dreamer, night owl and a restless seeker of meaning. This emotional being derives huge energy from people and draws inspiration from their stories.


In this Episode we discussed:

  • What is Pecha Kucha and how did it start?

  • What has inspired Fatema to start Pecha Kucha Nights in Vejle?

  • How difficult is it for a presenter to make first Pecha Kucha and why most people call it “a nightmare”?

  • Why is Pecha Kucha like Esperanto and most of the people can understand it without knowing the language of the presenter?

  • Why are presentation skills so essential yet still quite neglected, especially in a corporate world?

  • Why a public speaker should always put himself/herself in “audience shoes”?

  • Fatema’s 1st tip for making a captivating presentation: Tell a Story, not Facts

  • Which presentations are the most memorable and what Steve Jobs has to do with that?

This is Part 1 of 2-parts program. To listen to Part 2 “Ep 74: 5 key ingredients to make a captivating presentation (PART 2) - with Fatema Barot and YvG5O” please click here


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