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…isions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy Duarte, Inc. (“Duarte”) or our employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new or improved services or products, enhancements, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not…

Presentation Expert Nancy Duarte: My First Job—I Got An On-the-Job MBA

…ven on days you would rather not sell. Tenacity, persistence and moxie pay off (plus I’ve sent out hundreds of hand-written notes over the years). Feedback is important I worked for Pete and 3 other companies before starting Duarte. Not one of my managers gave me an employee review. I always knew my employee anniversary date and would anxiously await feedback and none ever came. I really would have loved feedback (and even a little…


We help shape ideas into presentations designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors in their organizations, communities, and world.


We help shape ideas into presentations designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors in their organizations, communities, and world.


We did not invent presentations. We simply decided they matter. And we resolved to make them better.

01.09.2009  /  

How to Create a Presentation for Someone Else called on to create smart, informative and eye-catching slides for an executive presentation—usually under some insanely tight deadline. For those times when you are pressed into the “slide jockey” role, Nancy Duarte, presentation design maven, offers some advice. Duarte says the task of creating a presentation for someone else is made tougher by the fact that executives believe they are defined by their presentation style.... Continue Reading

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05.06.2014  /  

Duarte Now Offers Online Presentation Training many other courses. Nancy’s goal was to create an eCourse like no other, and we’ve done it. In fact, we’re proud to say it has already won an award! Duarte’s Persuasive Presentations eCourse is based on Nancy Duarte’s third book, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, and it features 67 learning modules and 54 downloadable PDFs on three unique curricula: Storytelling, Visualizing and Presenting. Throughout the series of... Continue Reading

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03.14.2012  /  

Duarte’s Diagrammer: 4,000 Diagrams at Your Fingertips for 99 cents each

...for you to download for just 99 cents each. After more than twenty years of visualizing information for client presentations, Duarte designers had sketched thousands of concepts. Ever-anxious to find patterns and processes, Nancy gathered sketchbooks from each of the designers at Duarte. She then asked her trusty assistant (at the time, that was me!) to photocopy each of the pages of each of the books, so she could set to work cutting them to... Continue Reading

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…you like what you see, please share with your friends, and be sure to leave a note in the comments. You just might hear back from Bob or Finn in person! Episode 1: Make Your Slides Count Welcome to the very first episode of (we pronounce it “Duarte Dot Comedy”), starring our puppets, Bob & Finn. They’re both really excited about their on-camera debut, so sit back and enjoy the zaniness. If you like what you…