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…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….


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…Leaders rely on us to bring their stories to vivid life and infuse their communications with empathy. Our clientele includes almost half of the top 50 brands, notable experts, respected causes, and global consulting firms….


tellandshow

…rom 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…


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... 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…


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…


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Robin / Design Lead Director

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Farm kid, hardworking, conservative, thoughtful, quick to adapt, quiet, bossy, animal-lover, loyal, gullible, stubborn, graphic designer.


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…


Presentation Ideas: The Hero’s Journey

Watch Chris Vogler discuss The Hero’s Journey in the multimedia version of Resonate. Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer’s Journey, has worked in Hollywood for many years as a story analyst. When Vogler was at Disney, he began to apply Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey to his work. Campbell had traveled the world studying culture’s mythological stories and discovered an 18-part story structure they all had in common. Vogler pulled…


Business Inspiration: What Inspires Me– Use Your Brain, Then Shut it Down

My brain doesn’t turn off by itself. I’ve had to teach it to. The brain of a systems thinker cranks away at solving problems and making never-before-seen connections and enjoys doing that. There are two opposing activities that inspire me: using my brain and shutting it down. Think until a breakthrough: I love coming into the office early on a Saturday to think. Think and research and then think some more. E-mail is off, the shop is quiet and…