PMI UK Webinar: Storytelling with PechaKucha. 2nd February 2022

2nd Feb 2022 webinar 1v2 min

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  • Do you want to better communicate raw data?
  • Do you need to drive a home a point, or implant something memorable?
  • Do you want to be considered as being relevant?
  • Do you want to persuade?

PMI UK, storytelling series, supporting National Storytelling Week.

This event builds on the PMI literary cannon relating to Storytelling in Project Management. The event is part of a PMI UK series to support National Storytelling Week (Jan 30th – Feb 5 2022).

Tunde will be discussing: Skills Development - How to learn any skill, Master it and Lead others.

An insight into the four stages of learning and how tools, mentors, volunteering and teaching others can increase your level of competence.

Maureen will be discussing: I love chocolate…!

Keen to talk about something that is completely unrelated to my research area and expertise, I decided to choose to talk about a very different topic and one of my great passion – chocolate. Chocolate (and not just any chocolate!) is something that I adore and eat everyday. I love to share it with my friends and I love to talk about it in great details.

Greg will be discussing: Don’t loose your head, project management lessons from history, with King Louis XIV of France

Better known for Versailles and the beautification of French architecture and culture, King Louis XIV of France was an ultimate quality mad sponsor.

Versailles alone costing around $6bn in 1774 (circa $120bn+ in today’s money!)

Join me for fun filled 6 minutes and 40 seconds where we join Louis on his journey from vision through to the French revolution, and his management of costs.

Don’t loose your head.

This storytelling series aims to impart story telling techniques and empower attendees to build their storytelling capability through webinars and workshops. Other events in the series include free webinars and for PMI members, workshops on presentation and storytelling techniques.

So what is PechaKucha?

It’s Japanese, for “chit chat”. Here is what tells us about the event.

“PechaKucha’s 20x20 presentation format shows your 20 chosen images, each for 20 seconds. In other words, you've got 400 seconds to tell your story, with visuals guiding the way. PechaKucha means "chit chat" in Japanese. This creative outlet began as night-time get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned architects. Since then, three million people have attended PechaKucha events worldwide.”

PMI UK is working to establish this Japanese presentation format within the UK Project Management community. Join us for the three talks planned at the event, some project management related and all in the PK format. For a fun example of PechaKucha, check out Snowflakeology.

Mark Dytham Science Video Presentation: Snowflakeology (

Why Storytelling

Through effective storytelling, a project manager can create and enhance relationships with the project stakeholders. In his book The Storytelling Animal, Jonathan Gottschall (2013) writes, “We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories”. Story connects with us in a way that is basic to our very humanity. Regardless of culture or century, story has resonated with people and become a primary means of relating to others and passing down cultural norms and values. Essentially, we are addicted to story on a very evolutionary level, and we should harness this powerful reality when engaging stakeholders in our projects.


Tunde has a background managing the delivery of complex projects and major programmes that provide economic infrastructure across a wide range of sectors including Telecommunications, IT, Retail, Financial and Infrastructure services.

Tunde is currently a Doctoral Researcher at Cranfield University with a special focus on project complexity.

Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), a Master of International Relations with a Master of International Environmental Law, a PhD in Law from Macquarie University and is an Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia.

Her research span the fields of environmental policy and law, natural resources policy and law and in particular international, national and comparative water law and policy issues. Her focus is on governance, sustainable practices, intergovernmental relations and climate change. Maureen has a very strong interest and expertise in international and national politics and the interface between politics and the law. She has widely published in international peer reviewed journals.

Greg helps organisations deliver projects that better achieve their organisational goals. From project and programme delivery to portfolio management and building organisational delivery capability and benefits realisation.

Greg has been working in project management consultancy for 12 years, across many sectors.  Greg believes PMO’s are key enablers. with a capable delivery team, success on all projects can be achieved through data lead planning, change and benefits management.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-02-2022 12:00 pm
Event End Date 02-02-2022 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free