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East Meets West: From Big Apple to Bay Area

After living in New York for most of my life, I knew that moving to the Bay Area would offer an exciting new environment. After making the move, I realize that the changes go far beyond the physical. Before the move, I worked in a private office filled with monochrome furnishings, overlooking a sea of sleek black high-rises […] continue reading

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Presentation Zen Turns 10!

Garr Reynolds holds a pretty special place in my heart. Many people think we should be competitors. Instead, we are close friends. In 2005, I was cruising around the web looking at a new phenomenon called blogs. I didn’t have time to write one so I googled “presentation blog” and Garr’s site showed up and […] continue reading

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The Year According to Our Mascot

Hi there! Giraffe here. Duarte’s official mascot and unofficial story archivist. I’ll cut to the chase, it’s been a helluva year. Before we go careening any further into 2015, I wanted to reflect on everything that happened in the past 365 days. At least what we caught in photos and video. I got passed around the […] continue reading

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It Took Me 20 Years to Fail Fast

Originally published as part of the LinkedIn Influencer series: http://drte.co/pv I get asked all the time, “What was your biggest presentation failure?” People want to know what would rattle “The Presentation Lady”. The answer is etched in my brain because I violated the most basic rule of presentations — know your audience. My toughest audience […] continue reading

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