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06.28.2013  /  

Happy Fry-day! A Good Time for a Good Cause

The only thing better than a Friday is a Fish FRY-DAY! Last Friday, we hosted our second annual Fish Fry to benefit an orphanage in Mexico. Last year, we raised enough to build a sustainable aquaponics system, and it’s working out so well we got together to help expand it. Everything about the evening was […] Continue Reading

Diary / Event


06.18.2013  /  

5 Presentation Lessons From PopUp Magazine

You may have heard of a storytelling event in San Francisco called PopUp Magazine. If you’re lucky, you’ve attended it. And if you happened to draw the short straw, you’ve experienced the anxiety-inducing process that is purchasing “one of San Francisco’s hottest tickets.” The Wall Street Journal said that, and they’re right. There are a […] Continue Reading

Delivery / Tips


06.14.2013  /  

Duarte is Going Back to London! July 25 & 26

London was so nice, we’re going twice! This time we’re offering our comprehensive 2Day VisualStory workshop. Register now and join us on Thursday, July 25 & 26, 2013 at the Hyatt – The Churchill, and spend the day learning to write and design presentations that will change your world. Workshop: 2Day VisualStory Our most comprehensive workshop, […] Continue Reading

Event / News


06.12.2013  /  

Submit A Question for Garr & Nancy!

On Tuesday July 9, Garr Reynolds—blogger and author of Presentation Zen—will be visiting our headquarters all the way from Japan! While he’s here, Garr will join Nancy Duarte for live Q&A at our first “Eat & Meet” event. Garr and Nancy will answer questions for a live audience of 150 lucky guests. And the questions […] Continue Reading

Event / Question


06.11.2013  /  

When Presentations Take on a Life of their Own

Some of the world’s most powerful institutions, including the US military use PowerPoint to communicate ideas. Now, newly released documents have shown that the influence of PowerPoint extends to the United States National Security Agency. Much of the controversy surrounding the NSA’s top-secret Prism program can be traced back to a PowerPoint deck given by […] Continue Reading

Design / Message / News


06.03.2013  /  

London Workshops Were a Success!

There is a line from the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” On May 15th and 16th, The Duarte Academy put this concept to the test. Until recently, we had only hosted our workshops from our corporate headquarters in California. Rather than build a baseball diamond in a corn field, […] Continue Reading

Diary / Event / News