Communication Strategy

The best leaders know how to move people from vision to action. Then comes the tricky part—keeping up the momentum as your company dives deeper into its change initiative. We’ll help you understand your audiences’ needs, motivations, and objections so that your communication is persuasive. We’ll work right alongside you to develop targeted, effective messages that are delivered at the right time and in the right format.



If you want to start a movement, shift your strategy, change your place in the market, or simply tell an important story, we can light the way. Consistent, precise communication over time will help you make the changes you want to see. We’ll design a strategy that helps you determine who to talk to, when to talk to them, and how best to reach them while achieving your goals.



Build your change effort, story, presentation, or campaign upon precise and deliberate messages. We help define the ones that will best meet your audience where they are to persuade them most effectively.


Change is Hard

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Take Your Travelers on a Journey

Duarte’s communication strategy services are based on principles and insights from our book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols. Getting people to adopt your change initiative requires you to think about where they are on the journey. Our empathetic approach develops a comprehensive plan to address the challenges your ‘travelers’ face along the journey. Our framework helps think through the stages of communication needed to bring travelers along on the journey.

Client Success

A Revolutionary Product Launch Gone Viral

“The Duarte team very rapidly hit the ground running and delivered super high quality messaging and presentation in record time. It felt like they were an extension of the Hyperloop One team in terms of strategic thinking, agility, speed, and trustworthiness.” - Kimberly Salzer, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Hyperloop One

How do you promote a revolutionary product launch to the world? See how Duarte’s narrative-driven communication strategy helped Hyperloop One’s high-stakes moment go viral.

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Meet Us

Seasoned Pros at Your Service

If you need to persuade people to embrace your vision, we can help. Our executive-level consultants specialize in moving audiences through times of change using our own expertise and our Illuminate methodology to create communications strategies. We’re flexible too—we can work with your existing comms team, or if you don’t have the expertise in-house, we’ll bring it.

What I love about working with Duarte is the confidence that I feel when I engage with them. I know the result is going to be first class. Duarte is great at bringing our ideas to life.”
Chris Twogood SVP Marketing, Teradata

Why Partner
With Us?  

84% of the top US-based tech companies rely on Duarte’s presentation and training services.
2535 of the world’s biggest brands rely on Duarte’s presentation services.

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