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Great Presentations: Persuasion Is Powerful

…zled stares or frenzied enthusiasm, which is determined by how well the message is delivered and how well it resonates with the audience. After a successful presentation, you might hear people say, “Wow, what she said really resonated with me.” But what does it mean to truly resonate with someone? Resonance is a well-known phenomenon in physics. You can cause an object to vibrate without any physical contact—if you know its natural rate of…


After the Ending: Making your Presentation Resonate

Let’s say you pulled off an incredible presentation. You used the principles in the presentation form with grace and ease to convey your ideas and the audience made a commitment to transform. Sounds like a huge victory —but it’s not over yet. The end of your presentation marks the next phase of the adventure for the audience. The human ability to accept new insights creates room for people to become something different. As indicated by the…


Resonate

…Let’s keep a good thing going. We won’t inundate your inbox—promise. Signing up means infrequent emails with helpful tips, free resources, and smart articles, like these: It Took Me 20 Years to Fail Fast by Nancy Duarte Free, interactive multimedia version of Resonate Harvard Business Review Data Visualization Tips…


08.25.2010  /  

Why Resonate?

Two years ago, I set out to uncover how story applies to presentations. There seemed to be a story-like magic to the presentations that caused change and spread broadly. Since I already had the context of thousands of presentations my firm had created for smart companies and causes, I studied what I didn’t know: screenwriting, literature, mythology, and philosophy—allowing myself to be led on a fascinating journey. Early in my research, I... Continue Reading

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Presentations that Stick

…ined by how well the message is delivered and how well it resonates with the audience. After a successful presentation, you might hear people say, “Wow, what she said really resonated with me.” But what does it mean to truly resonate with someone? While doing research for Resonate, I learned about lovely phenomenon in physics. If you know an object’s natural rate of vibration, you can make it vibrate without touching it. Resonance occurs when an…


Virtual Presentation Tips

…ation remotely – are becoming more and more common. This poses even more challenges to keeping your audience engaged. Presentations are essentially about getting your message to resonate with your audience. How can you resonate remotely? Use these 5 tips to make sure you’re more interesting than their inbox. Virtual Presentation Tips /1 Be Human We usually build trust through body language and eye contact, and this is still true when…


Best Practices for Sales Presentations

…sage based on the audience and the context of the presentation. Adapt with modular systems Instead of building a one-size- fits-all presentation, build a modular system that allows you to adapt to the customer’s needs. Resonate with great visuals Combining storytelling with great visuals will help your message resonate. Hone your sales team delivery Put thought and energy into rolling out a new presentation to your sales team and helping…


05.24.2011  /  

Duarte is hosting a Gamestorming Workshop and…

...um Gamestorming gives you the secret sauce, my friends. Details: LOCATION: Mountain View, CA at Duarte Design DATE: July 22, 2011 (overflow day July 21) TIME: 9 am – 5 pm COST: $675 (includes breakfast, lunch, a copy of Gamestorming and all workshop materials) Click here to register for Gamestorming. And if that’s not enough exciting opportunity, Duarte has launched our Resonate workshop! Here are the dates for upcoming Resonate and... Continue Reading

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Get to Know Your Presentation Audience

How do you resonate with your audience? It’s official: The guidance you got from your high school speech teacher is now obsolete. Instead, you should imagine them wearing bright stockings and tunics emblazoned with superhero emblems—because the people in the audience are the heroes who will bring your big idea to fruition. To genuinely connect with your audience, you need to know what makes them tick. What strikes them as funny? What makes them…


Illuminate Services

Whether you’re leading a journey that’s large or small in scope, our highly creative, customized, and strategic communication offerings will support you each step of the way. We’ll help you plan a presentation-centered communications program that maps out what you and your team should say, show, and do to move your audiences over time. Then we’ll prepare you to communicate powerfully in each moment by crafting persuasive presentations and…