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05.15.2012  /  

*New* 2Day VisualStory Workshop – June 27 & 28

...added another date to our 2Day VisualStory lineup! If you missed out on getting a seat at the April or July sessions, join us on June 27 & 28. Register here: https://www.duarteshop.com/2dvisualstory-jun-27-2012.html 2Day VisualStory™ Event Details When you combine the persuasive power of the spoken word with memorable visuals, your ideas become unstoppable. In Duarte’s two-day deep dive into VisualStory™, you’ll write your next presentation u... Continue Reading

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Careers

…Leaders rely on us to help convey their stories, including almost half of the top 50 brands, notable experts, respected causes, and global consulting firms….


tellandshow

…boardrooms to lecture halls, audiences spend countless hours staring glazed-eyed at busy slides while attempting to ingest a drone of information. Where have things gone wrong? The Tell and Show™ program applies Duarte’s VisualStory™ principles to a hands-on curriculum for the upper-elementary classroom. Comprised of nine lessons, students learn effective presentation content, design and delivery training. And Tell and Show can be plugged in anyw…


10.09.2012  /  

Nancy’s New Book on Shelves Now

...was asked by the fine folks at Harvard Business Review to create the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, which covers everything from development to delivery. The comprehensive go-to guide is a distillation of 25 years of VisualStory™ experience, featuring highlights from Resonate and Slide:ology, as well as new insights on presentation delivery (including remote presenting!) and impact analysis.   The book offers real world advice to h... Continue Reading

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Roadshow

Duarte Academy Roadshow 2016 Duarte’s 1Day VisualStory workshop is coming to a city near you! This one-day VisualStory™ workshop delivers insights into the basics of story content from Resonate and visual design principles from Slide:ology. Learn how to create content that connects to an audience and how to arrange information so it’s displayed meaningfully. Join us in Chicago, New York, Washington DC, or London to learn a new presentation devel…


Roadshow

Duarte Academy Roadshow 2016 Duarte’s 1Day VisualStory workshop is coming to a city near you! This one-day VisualStory™ workshop delivers insights into the basics of story content from Resonate and visual design principles from Slide:ology. Learn how to create content that connects to an audience and how to arrange information so it’s displayed meaningfully. Join us in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, or London to learn a new p…


07.30.2008  /  

A 30-Second Presentation

Yes, I counted myself among the more than 100,000 faithful Comic-Con attendees last week. And no, I didn’t wear a costume. Actually, aside from my work at Duarte Design, I give a workshop every year at Comic-Con called “Goal Setting for Creative Types” and I find it a great place to exercise my presenting chops. My presentation happened on Thursday night, and it went great. Very energetic crowd, lots of questions, and quite a... Continue Reading

Delivery / Message


Presentation Tips: Table of Contents

​When a reader looks at the Table of Contents (TOC), they should “get” what the presentation is about and want to read it based on how the page titles string together. ​When readers are trying to consume information for a purpose, they want to know what they’re getting into. In fictional prose, it’s great to build suspense and have surprises and plot twists. But it’s different if the goal is to convey information quickly. ​Even though the TOC wi…


11.04.2008  /  

Scarier than Halloween

The pumpkins and goblins have gone and all that’s left of Halloween is the 2 lbs you gained back from snacking on the receptionist’s candy. Today’s post about the scariest movie I’ve seen in a long time. No, it isn’t the umpteenth incarnation of Chucky. It’s far worse, it’s about our national debt and once you’ve seen it, you’ll agree that few things are more frightening than that!... Continue Reading

Delivery / Design


Great Presentations have an Introduction or Summary

Slidedocs are a new medium with the visual punch of a presentation that allow for extended text that your audience can read without a presenter. Using this powerful tool, your information can travel through an organization without you. A slidedoc can have an introduction and/or a summary—this is one thing that makes them different from presentations. The introduction should give a succinct overview of what’s in the slidedoc. ​Writing a summary i…