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03.11.2010  /  

Sneak Peek: resonate Cover Design

...;d like to give you a sneak peek of our first draft at a cover design. After several internal brainstorms and sketching sessions, we ended up with these concepts. We all felt that there was something special about the word resonate being made out of dots that look like they are being magnetically pulled towards a gathering. The sketch was inspired by this stitchery I found online. Diandra, my Creative Director felt that the dots could be people... Continue Reading

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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…


Great Presentations: Persuasion Is Powerful

…tares 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 vibration. W…


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 fina…


Nancy Duarte using storytelling in presentation to move the audience
04.14.2017  /  

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

...the doll was beautiful and valuable. While these two presenters were very different from one another, they had one thing in common: like Gore in his movie, they both used stories to make their presentation resonate with the audience. How to Use Storytelling in Presentations to Influence Your Audience You might be wondering how to craft an inspiring story when your most important content consists of data, insights, and numbers. If you want to... Continue Reading

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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 stu... Continue Reading

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Presentations that Stick

…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 objec…


Best Practices for Sales Presentations

…ge 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…


Captivate

…ant 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 Resonate, and see the Captivate/Resonate bundle schedule. Here’s what clients are saying about our Captivate workshop: A must-take class! Thank you for the direct feedback and for providing such a comfortable environment to…


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 p…