Persuasion is the currency of business communication – and those who master communicating through presentations rise faster than their peers, reach more customers than their competitors, and turn ideas into groundswells. Informed by research in literature, poetry, drama and screenwriting, Duarte’s Resonate workshop establishes a new method of content development that dramatically improves persuasive communication. Throughout the day, you will build your own meaningful content that compels your audience to take action. You’ll leave understanding:

  • The Business Case for Story
  • The Hero’s Journey – and applying it to your audience’s journey
  • The Big Idea – how to create it and address your audience’s Risk, Resistance and Reward
  • Content creation, using the story form
  • How to establish audience empathy
  • Out-of-the-box concepts and perspectives – and how these add to and enhance your message
  • Embedded contrast to create interest through tension and release
  • Construction of clear turning points
  • The Presentation Form – and how to analyze your presentation

Do you want to learn to develop your persuasive presentation and learn to deliver it in workshops over two consecutive days? If so, we’ve made it easier for you by bundling our public workshop dates. Learn more about Captivate, and see the Resonate/Captivate bundle schedule.

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  • The best of both worlds, this workshop offers insights into the basics of story content from Resonate and visual design principles from Slide:ology.

  • Improve your presence and impact in front of an audience. Our inside-out approach leverages your strengths and eliminates bad habits.

  • Turn words into pictures and simplify complex concepts by deconstructing a very ugly set of slides and reconstructing the deck into a clear visual message.

  • In the Slide Bootcamp, attendees will receive practical techniques to immediately build applicable skills —not the basics, but the time-saving magic tricks that enable them to create effective presentations.

  • Duarte’s eCourse offers an entertaining, non-traditional approach to online learning that covers everything you need to develop and deliver an effective presentation.

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Effective Presentation Skills Workshops - On-site

Duarte facilitators have logged many hours in many different locations, teaching teams who want to train together, or are just too big to travel. Duarte ships everything you need for the workshop to the venue you have selected—including individually packaged sets of materials and one expert facilitator. Working with a Duarte contact, you or a delegate will arrange the onsite logistics—including attendee correspondence, transportation, and refreshments—to ensure the day runs smoothly. We encourage keeping class attendance between 15-30 people to maximize collaboration with classmates and valuable facilitator feedback.

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