We help shape ideas into presentations designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors in their organizations, communities, and world.


Your idea deserves to be heard, and we can help. Duarte turns ideas into persuasive presentations to communicate your messages clearly, meet your goals, and exceed expectations in everything from thought leadership and sales to everyday employee communication.

What type of presentations do you deliver?

No matter your needs, Duarte offers the right mix of services, experience, and expertise. High-stakes keynotes and informal meetings. Modular presentations that address a variety of audiences. Viewer-guided and on-demand experiences. Or no slides at all – multimedia, video, whiteboards, and dynamic documents.

New Presentations

From creating story and design concepts to developing entire presentation templates and systems, Duarte can make sure your presentation makes the right impact on your audience.

Everyday Presentations

Using the building blocks you already have in place—your content, presentation system, and visual assets—Duarte can enhance, revise, or redesign your everyday presentations.

Device-Based Presentations

Your content must be compelling on all platforms. Whether you’ve got a presentation, book, sales tool, technical publication, or other type of collateral, Duarte can transform your message into a visually rich, easily navigable eBook, iBook, or dynamic document tailored for use on tablets and smartphones.


Sometimes your idea is best showcased and shared through multimedia, including motion graphics, videos, and animated demos. These elements can either be embedded in your presentation, or stand on their own.


Duarte has been part of hundreds of company events, doing everything from creating the theme and message strategy to crafting presentations for keynotes and break-out sessions. Onsite we live behind the scenes, supporting you with last-minute edits, coaching, and integration with the A/V team.


The method to our magic

Our process may seem familiar, but there is more than meets the eye. The magic in Duarte presentations comes from our unique VisualStory™ methodology, which we use to apply storytelling visual thinking principles designed to move and motivate your audience. Not to mention 25 years of experience working with the world’s most influential businesses, institutions, causes, and authors. Please give us a call or drop us an e-mail—we’d love to talk with you.


Key messages are the building blocks for your presentation. Duarte can help you develop a set of audience-centric messages, as well as the underlying strategy for communicating each of them across a variety of channels and audiences.


Duarte’s talented writers have diverse backgrounds in journalism, debate, and marketing. They can create your entire story from start to finish or, if you already have content, they can consult with you, provide edits, or enhance as needed.


Whether you want to create a new presentation, enhance an existing one, deliver a show-stopping keynote, or enhance your everyday presentations, Duarte’s designers are up to the challenge.


Duarte employs a flexible process that is tailored to meet your specific budgets, timelines, and deliverables.  We can maximize your presentation investment by enhancing it for viewing on mobile devices, websites, documents and more.

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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