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12.19.2012  /  

Stop that Stutter: 6 Steps to Overcome Presentation Performance Anxiety

Recently we received a tweet from a follower of @Duarte requesting any advice for a stuttering presenter. They shared that, “The presenter is competent with the material but when presenting gets nervous and begins to stutter on stage”. When this message was sent around the agency, I immediately had flashbacks back to my college days. […] Continue Reading

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12.17.2012  /  

Lights, Camera, Inaction: The Onion’s Take on TED

Compelling speakers. Powerful visuals. A captive audience. And remarkably stupid ideas. This is the premise of “Talks,” a two-month-old video series from the comic geniuses at The Onion. “Talks” pokes fun at all of the pageantry of presentation events like PopTech, TED, and TechCrunch—with the speakers, the audience, and the format itself all getting their due. […] Continue Reading

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12.14.2012  /  

MAKE:SHIFT | San Jose State University BFA Graphic Design Exhibition 2012

Earlier this week, a few of us Duartians went to my alma mater, San Jose State, to check out their Senior Designer BFA Show. The graduating class held a gallery showing in Downtown SJ, retrofitted the space to their needs, and hung up some amazing work from their tenure through the program. We got the […] Continue Reading

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12.13.2012  /  

Purchased Fonts Not Displaying in PowerPoint?

We had the same problem! It wreaked a bit of havoc before The PowerPoint® Blog released a fix. Turns out, a recent security update caused Open Type fonts not to display in PowerPoint. The fine folks at the PowerPoint® Blog identified the problem (Microsoft Security Update KB2753842) and a offered a solution (remove it.) All the info […] Continue Reading

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12.07.2012  /  

The Night 8 People Stole 50 Hearts

Sometimes you can feel an experience being etched on your heart. From the moment it begins, the tiny metalworker inside your chest flips down his welding mask, sparks fly, and a short while later, the experience is part of you. I was lucky enough to experience this phenomenon alongside 50 dear friends–who happen to be […] Continue Reading

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