Congratulations! You’ve been chosen to present at this year’s Cisco Live Digital Event. We’re here to help you get presentation ready. Perhaps you’re looking to simply refresh your skills, or you want to dig deeper and work hand-in-hand with a pro. No matter what your skill level, we’ll be offering you a variety of training options to meet your content and delivery needs.

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Transform

Transform
X

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If you want to maximize your potential look no further.  This training delves into content and delivery, giving you the perfect balance of coaching and group learning.

*Meets the new speaker training requirement.

What's Included:

  • 1Day VisualStory Virtual Workshop (Live)
  • Captivate for Virtual Communication Virtual Workshop (Live)
  • Slide Design Lab Online Course (Self-Paced)
  • 2 50-Minute Remote 1:1 Speaker Coaching Sessions
  • Access to the Orai App
  • Bi-Weekly Content and Delivery Q&A
  • Free Resources
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Improve

Improve
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SOLD OUT

Looking for a lighter touch or a refresher? This training package will help you target areas of improvement to make you become an even better presenter.

*Meets the new speaker training requirement.

What's Included:

  • Presentation Principles Online Course (Self-Paced)
  • Captivate for Virtual Communication Virtual Workshop (Live)
  • Slide Design Online Course (Self-Paced)
  • 2 50-Minute Remote 1:1 Speaker Coaching Sessions
  • Access to the Orai App
  • Bi-Weekly Content and Delivery Q&A
  • Free Resources
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Online

Online
$1,675

Regularly $1,815

This package offers a bundle of virtual offerings. Train at your own pace, plus get 1:1 support from our coaches. Perfect for those who are remote.

*Meets the new speaker training requirement.

What's Included:

  • Presentation Principles Online Course (Self-Paced)
  • Captivate Webinar (Self-Paced)
  • Slide Design Online Course (Self-Paced)
  • 3 50-Minute Remote 1:1 Speaker Coaching Sessions
  • Access to the Orai App
  • Bi-Weekly Content and Delivery Q&A
  • Free Resources
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Refresh

Refresh
$995

Regularly $1,135

Use a combination of self-paced training focused on presenting virtually, plus 1:1 virtual coaching with our experts, to expand your presentation skills.

*Does not meet the new speaker training requirement.

What's Included:

  • Presentation Principles Online Course (Self-Paced)
  • 2 50-Minute Remote 1:1 Speaker Coaching Sessions
  • Access to the Orai App
  • Bi-Weekly Content and Delivery Q&A
  • Free Resources

 

 

*For returning Cisco Live speakers only.

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Package Components Descriptions

1Day VisualStory Virtual Workshop

The combined power of engaging narrative and effective visuals is a tried and true way to persuade people. In fact, research shows that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than words alone, and while people only remember 20% of what they read, they remember 80% of what they see.

This overview of story principles and visual thinking will help you communicate more clearly and craft your content more persuasively. You’ll learn to generate unique ideas, arrange messages for greater impact, and engage your audience by making them the hero of your presentation. Additionally, you’ll learn to distinguish a good slide from a not-so-good one, and create your own award-winning slides by applying visual contrast, whitespace, unity, and flow.

Captivate for Virtual Communication Virtual Workshop

The most successful speakers seem to have an innate charisma. They captivate and persuade their audiences when they speak. You’ve got the same power to charm and sway. You already have the technical expertise, now you need confidence in your delivery.

This public speaking workshop will teach you to be more comfortable, dynamic, and empathetic in front of any audience. You’ll learn to ease your nerves, modulate your voice, and capitalize on the moments you really want people to remember. With only 10-14 people in each class, you’ll get the coaching you need to succeed.

Captivate Webinar

After your decks are turned in, it’s time to focus on delivery!

Based on our Captivate workshop, this webinar will help you discover your core strengths and develop the traits of the world’s most captivating speakers: dynamism, comfort, and empathy.

You’ll find your power with your body, mind, and voice, and be ready to deliver your message with relaxed confidence.

Presentation Principles Online Course

If you can’t make it to a 1Day VisualStory workshop in person, this robust online course based on Nancy Duarte’s HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations is packed with quick tips on presenting. It covers the presentation-creation process of message, visuals, and delivery. Learn the skills needed to transform your presentations, from anywhere.

Slide Design Online Course

No matter what job function you have, most likely you use visuals to communicate. Yet, most of us have not been “trained” in presentation software design. That’s where this ecourse comes in.

Learn PowerPoint techniques to improve your visual communication. In this course, you’ll learn about our S.P.A.C.E. method – how Simplify, Plan, Arrange, Consistency and Emphasis supports clear visual communication. You’ll follow along with a Duarte designer to learn the techniques that allow for more effective and efficient slide design. To add to your experience, we’ve created a follow-along, slide-by-slide exercise file, and a comprehensive reference guide for deeper post-ecourse learning.

Remote 1:1 Speaker Coaching

Whether you need help with your content or your delivery, our coaches are here to work with you.

You can use this time for anything you need to make your presentation top notch. Get general feedback on your content, advice on how to stay focused on your main idea, work on a narrative arc, or emphasize your most important concepts. You can also receive critique on the style and delivery of your presentation, and uncover ways to improve your performance.

We want to make the absolute best use of your time. All coaching sessions will happen after your workshop and/or online training so you’ll come to your coaching session with a full understanding of our methodology and be ready to work on your presentation.

Orai, Your Personal Coaching App

With Orai and Duarte’s integrated video coaching lessons, you can practice your presentation on your own and get automated AI-driven feedback.

Resources

Virtual Bi-Weekly Q&A

You’ve been working on your presentation and taking some fantastic training workshops, but you may still have questions and that’s OK! We’ve got answers.

Our bi-weekly online Q&As will focus on content in April and on delivery in May.
The dates for our Q&A calls are April 8th, April 15th, April 29th, May 13th, and May 27th.

Further information and the Webex link can be found on the Cisco internal communities page.

Additional Resources

Whether you’re looking for robust reads, quick tips, or tools, we’ve got resources that can help. Check out our recommended Ted Talks, webcasts, ebooks and more. Additional resources can be found on the communities page. You can also access the Duarte resources page for more guides, tools, webinars, and videos.

Connect With Us!

Who are we? We’re Duarte, your professional development training partner for Cisco Live 2020. We’ve been in the presentation biz for 30-years, and we’ve had the honor of working with Cisco for 22 of them. That’s given us a solid understanding of Cisco’s business and culture and the high-stakes nature of your presentations at this premium event. It’s also guided us in creating the training options you see below. We look forward to working with all of you!

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