PechaKucha Night Vol. 50
The Rise and Power of Old School Marketing
Born and bred in Namibia, Christian always had the passion for entrepreneurship and recently joined the global organization ActionCOACH. As business owners fight and fend for themselves 99% of the time how can one keep sanity in an industry that is bombarding everyone, every time. He has tried and tested a long ignored marketing system called, “Lumpy Mail”. The rise and return of this most amazing strategy has brought him more than 50% of his business to date and its cheap!
Karien de Waal
Join Bands, not Gangs Join Bands
Join Bands, Not Gangs was founded by Berklee College of Music Graduate, Karien de Waal. Born and raised in South Africa and educated in the USA, Karien's passion is to uplift the next generation of musical talent living in Cape Town’s at-risk communities. Through educating the youth in music, the organisation aims to provide a way to avoid the traps of drugs and gangsterism.
“It has taken me more than 30 years to share this story. I am a mother, daughter, sister and friend. I work full time and volunteer at 2 NPO’s empowering women. When I was 11 I made an accidental discovery that shifted my perception of my own identity forever. What defines us? Is it nature over nurture? Does history really have to repeat itself?”
“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. They can help to lift our eyes a little higher, to expand our sense of what is possible for a human being. I am lucky to have the right hero. This gives me the courage to dream big no matter the odds. Who are your heroes? Are you walking their walk?”
Kimon will share how he has been inspired by his hero’s traits on and off the court and how his hero has helped him define his aspiration of human excellence.
Of Toys & Kings: Graffiti in the City of Cape Town
"I'm a hippie disguised in office clothing. By day, I negotiate large-scale renewable energy projects and by night, I traverse the city with cans of spray paint. Three years ago I moved back to Cape Town and was shocked by how little graffiti there was around the City. What was once the African Capital of Graffiti, is today home to a fragmented and scattered community of graffiti writers. My presentation will shed light on the forces behind this shift in the Cape Town graffiti scene, and pay tribute to the few that have continued to paint and who continue to inspire new graffiti writers."
Ayesha Mago has 20 years of research, policy advocacy and training experience on a wide range of issues related to human rights, development and law reform and is a specialist on violence, gender and discrimination. She has spent most of her working life in South and South East Asia but relocated to South Africa in 2016 and is currently working in Cape Town. Over the past five years, Ayesha has been conducting trainings within the non-profit, education and corporate sectors on gender, sexuality, discrimination and sexual harassment at the workplace. She has worked with more than 4000 university and high school students on issues relating to gender, consent, violence and sexual harassment. She holds a Masters degree from Columbia University in New York and is a trained mediator accredited by the Bar Council of England and the Law Society.
I am enough campaign
Born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mariam has a PhD in Plant Genetics.
Her topic is 'I am enough'. This campaign was officially started by the UK's #1 hypnotherapist Marisa Peer, where she called out for people to change their negative self-talk to be more positive and address the epidemic issue of not feeling 'good enough' in every aspect of life.. She is passionately committed to spreading this philosophy.
A fine Kettle of fish
Julie Carter a fisherman's daughter and owner of Ocean Jewels - a restaurant, market, fish shop and fresh fish delivery service based in Woodstock. Ocean Jewels is committed to sustainability and Julie’s passion for the Ocean and fresh fish shines through in her ethics, cooking and restaurant.
She will be talking about her fishing family, growing up as a fisherman's daughter, the changes she has experienced in the industry and sustainable fishing. All the questions we should be asking!
Say NO to education
We all know “Education is the most powerful weapon”. Yes, but please, stop pointing this gun at yourself. My name is Tatiana and I’m a Learning Experience Designer from Moscow. My story is about the power of mindful learning and how it can save us from the toxic effects of our education. Machines are learning, not being educated, so should we.