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Communicate to transform

Leaders always see a better future before anyone else does. Their challenge is to inspire people to go after it. That takes creativity, tenacity, and very thoughtful communication.

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If you are trying to spark a change in your organization, we can teach you what type of communication to use during each stage of your journey.

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Meet the Authors

Patti Sanchez

Patti Sanchez, Duarte’s Chief Strategy Officer, helps clients connect with their audiences through persuasive presentations and story-based communications. She is the co-author, along with Nancy Duarte, of the award-winning book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols. Patti leads a team of communication consultants and writers who help clients move their audiences in one powerful moment or in a movement over time. Read Profile

Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books and four have won awards. Read Profile

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Motivating others to embrace big dreams and drive them forward isn’t easy. But, when you understand how people experience change and empathize with how they feel about it, you can connect with and communicate to them more effectively. Our strategy team can help your movement succeed by creating relevant and compelling messages and practical, yet clever, communication plans.

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Fantastic book. On a completely different level than anything else I’ve ever read on the subject of speaking. I highly recommend this amazingly insightful and intelligent book to anyone who speaks publicly. Paraphrasing from the book: When you speak, you might see yourself as the hero. But to deliver a successful presentation that inspires and leads to action, you have to realize your audience is the hero.”
Emily at Amazon
To motivate others, leaders must listen and communicate empathetically. With Illuminate, everyone can learn to lead—even without being loud.”
Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and co-founder of Quiet Revolution