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10.30.2009  /  

Less Than 2 Weeks ’til Webinars!

If you can’t make it to a workshop at our office, you should be sad. But you should also be happy, because there’s still hope for you! Because the slide:ology Webinar Series starts in less than two weeks, and there are still plenty of virtual seats left! The six-session series kicks off on Tuesday, November […] Continue Reading

Delivery / News


10.28.2009  /  

(Free!) Recording of slide:ology Webcast

Nancy recently hosted a free webcast for Safari Books Online. In case you missed it, or you want to watch it again, the recording is up, and available for viewing! Featuring: Nancy Duarte Recording Date: Thursday, Octber 8, 2009 Recording Time: 10:00am PDT/1:00pm EDT Duration: 60 min Description: Presentation software requires professionals to think visually […] Continue Reading

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10.27.2009  /  

Duarte’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

That’s right, folks… it’s PUMPKIN TIME! Check ’em out, and vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced this Friday, October 30th. Come see what lurks at Duarte’s 14th Annual pumpkin decorating contest. Continue Reading

Design / Diary / Event / News


10.20.2009  /  

Tonight–Inaugural San Jose Pecha Kucha at The Improv

All you local folks should come to tonight’s very first Pecha Kucha event at The Improv downtown San Jose. Pecha Kucha is an community-run gathering and presentation environment where each presenter gets 20 slides that each last 20 seconds. The format constraint forces presenters to assemble their thoughts into concise and clear frameworks. It’s become […] Continue Reading

Event / Tips


10.14.2009  /  

Links to TED Global Talks That are Creating Waves

TED sent a note today about the TEDGlobal talks that are “creating waves” so it was fun to see all three of the talks we helped with on the list. Here are some tidbits about them: Taryn Simon Taryn Simon, is an amazing photographer. We put her beautiful images into Keynote. To keep a gallery-like […] Continue Reading

Business / Design / Event / Video


10.13.2009  /  

Duarte wins Mountain View Woman-Owned Biz of the Year!

Nancy Duarte was recently awarded Mountain View’s Woman-Owned Business of the Year! The award is given by Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment and recognizes women-owned Bay Area businesses that: Advance their field through innovation. Exemplify how business ownership and leadership is beneficial for women Have a positive impact on the local community or the community at […] Continue Reading

Diary / Event / News


10.06.2009  /  

CEOs and Politicians Are Different

Peggy Noonan was the speechwriter for President Reagan and in her book On Speaking Well she recounted a story of when she wrote a speech for a renown CEO of a F500 company. She was excited to try her skills in the business world. She met with him a few times, collected stories, views of […] Continue Reading

Business / Delivery / Strategy


10.01.2009  /  

Stanford Passed (and Failed) the Glance Test. Would you?

A couple weeks ago Jennifer Aaker brought me in to speak to her “How to Tell a Story” class at the Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. By the time I showed up, the students already been through the process of identifying a personal story that has professional relevance and then they brought me in for […] Continue Reading

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