Duarte Academy

Learn the secrets the greatest communicators use to convey their ideas. Apply story, structure and visuals to create a presentation that has the power to change you, your company, or mankind.

Learn Presentation Best Practices

We’ve spent more than two decades creating cinematic presentations for the world’s best-known brands. Learn presentation best practices through a series of workshops that will teach you to apply our VisualStory™ methodology, and transform your everyday communications. No matter which workshop or style of learning you choose, you will leave with immediately applicable skills, and a new approach to presentations.

  • Online

    Learn at your own pace with self-guided training that’s flexible and accessible.

  • Public

    Enroll in the class closest to you. Workshops occur around the globe, most often at our headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

  • Corporate

    Train your team all together on your turf. We travel so you don’t have to.

Find the workshop that works for you.

We have a variety of workshops that focus on improving your storytelling, design, and delivery skills.

We’ve launched our newest workshop Captivate! Learn more about how you can improve your speaking and delivery skills in this unique one-day training.

Analyze story structure
Identify Big Idea
Map audience journey and transformation
Capture your own stories
Map content to Presentation Form
Build emotional appeal
Convert words into visuals
Build analog storyboard
Choose the right type of slide
Arrange slide elements for comprehension
When to use animation
Tell a story with data
Create and modify charts and graphs
Create objects, icons, and illustrations
Create printed slidedocs
Import and modify images and video
Create custom toolbars
Public workshop
Remote presenting tips
Presentation delivery insight
Measure presentation impact
Onsite Workshop
Self-paced, online

VisualStory 2 Day

VisualStory 1 Day




Slide Bootcamp

Persuasive Presentations