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02.22.2017  /  

Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose. About 6,500 attendees, 95% of them women by my estimate, gathered for talks on diversity, inclusion, women’s issues, careers, and trailblazing/innovating/disrupting/leading change. I left the conference energized and inspired. It also struck me that many of the things that moved […] Continue Reading

Culture


12.29.2016  /  

Duarte.com/edy Vignette #1: Get to the Point

When presenting to executives, there are things that work and things that fall flat. Get to your point quickly, and you’ll avoid the trap that most presenters fall into. See more hilarious presentation lessons at duarte.com/edy or our YouTube channel. Or, send Bob and Finn a quick note on Twitter (@BobandFinn) to let them know […] Continue Reading

Business / Delivery / Duarte.com/edy / Video


11.16.2016  /  

Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

For the past 30 years, Duarte has played a role in many movements that matter, including its work with Silicon Valley’s leading brands such as Cisco and Salesforce, former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” and the transportation revolution led by Hyperloop One. Today, we’re thrilled to announced the launch of a new strategy […] Continue Reading

Delivery / News / Strategy


10.31.2016  /  

Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

At Duarte, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and lets us flex our creative thinking and design skills every year – and this year is no exception. After months of planning, today we get to share our magical creations with our fellow co-workers as well as the broader San Jose, CA community. Kicking things off […] Continue Reading

Culture / Design


10.27.2016  /  

How to Illuminate the Future and Inspire Others to Follow

To thrive in the long-term, organizations must continually reinvent themselves to avoid decay and decline. To envision the future is one thing; getting others to go there with you is another. By harnessing the power of persuasive communication, you, too, can turn your idea into a movement. Steve Jobs wasn’t just a founder and driver […] Continue Reading

Business / LinkedIn Influencer / Strategy


06.30.2016  /  

East Meets West: From Big Apple to Bay Area

After living in New York for most of my life, I knew that moving to the Bay Area would offer an exciting new environment. After making the move, I realize that the changes go far beyond the physical. Before the move, I worked in a private office filled with monochrome furnishings, overlooking a sea of sleek black high-rises […] Continue Reading

Culture / Design / Diary / Event


06.20.2016  /  

The Secret Sauce of Successful Commencement Speakers

It’s that season again. Every time you open a page of news headlines, a social media feed, or a message from a family member or colleague, you stumble across yet another inspirational commencement speech. If you’re like me, you’ve seen enough of them that they’ve all started to blend together. Besides, who has the time […] Continue Reading

Culture / Delivery / Speech Analysis


06.07.2016  /  

My First Year – From Intern to Duartian

Presentation design? What does that even mean? These were my initial thoughts as I walked into the shop that would soon become my first job out of college and the start of my professional design career. During finals week of my last quarter, I drove from UC Davis to Sunnyvale with some friends so we could […] Continue Reading

Culture / Design / Guest Post


02.29.2016  /  

Practice Makes Perfect, or what Oscar Telecast producers could learn from watching Leonardo DiCaprio

No more boring speeches. That was the pledge made by producers of the 88th annual Academy Awards when they announced that winners could list their “thanks yous” on ticker tape that would run live during the ceremony. Instead of subjecting audiences to endless lists of agents, producers, and supporting “teams,” speeches could be kept short, […] Continue Reading

Delivery / Event


12.16.2015  /  

Duarte Film Bites: Star Wars Edition!

Once a month, a few of us at Duarte put on what we like to call “Duarte Film Bites”. It’s a curated event where we view inspiring movie shorts, pulling from a bank of videos that various employees want to share. With the new Star Wars movie coming out, we decided to follow that theme for […] Continue Reading

Culture / Design / Video