This Drinking Game Involves PowerPoint Presentations — And Now We All Kinda Want To Play It

"Everyone had to prepare a 3-minute lecture on something they were passionate about."

Looking for a new drinking game? Want to learn some new things? And talk about something you care about for at least three minutes? Look no further because this woman has the game for you. 


Over the weekend, Michal, a software engineer based in Seattle, tweeted photos of herself giving a presentation about Sonic the Hedgehog at a Drink Talk Learn (DTL) party. 

What is a DTL party you ask? Well, according to the event's description it's "a party where the point is to deliver presentations on stuff that you find interesting and want to share/inform/tell/rant to the rest of us all while drinking and having a good time."

Basically, partygoers prepare a PowerPoint presentation that's no more than three minutes long. If they go over three minutes while presenting, they have to chug their drinks. You even get an award if your presentation, outfit, or timing is the best. 

Michal was invited to the party by her friend, Clarisse. Clarisse told BuzzFeed News that DTL parties were started by engineering students Megan, Michael, Derek, and Munt from the University of Waterloo in 2012. "DTL's have lived on throughout the years," she told BuzzFeed. "And have even spread outside Waterloo to be hosted in Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Edmonton, and New York."

Michal said she'd "highly recommend" DTL parties to others. "I ended up learning a lot about Seattle public transit, the history of Windows startup sounds, and fancy rats," she wrote on Twitter. 

Basically, you get to discuss the things you're passionate about, work on your presentation and public speaking skills, learn about potentially cool new things, and get drunk in the process. Sounds like a pretty damn good time to us. 

And we're not the only ones. Michal's tweet has been shared more than 30,000 times so far and has more than 110,000 likes. Many people responded to commend Michal on her presentation topic, but a lot of people just wanted to know how they could attend a party just like this one. Some even started planning their own. 

Sure, presentations may not feel like a party compared to the ragers most college kids are used to, but why not mix things up a little? Instead of huddling in a corner with people you already know, this kind of party immediately gives you something to talk to people about. Seems like a pretty great way to make new friends and have meaningful conversations.  


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