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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom Meetings

4 Tips for Using Backgrounds Intentionally On Zoom Calls

Here at Duarte, we not only teach communication skills, we teach people how to present themselves. In this new virtual world, we have to consider how we appear and communicate virtually—like on Zoom meetings—and what that means for how our audience perceives our brand. By now you’ve probably seen some silly screenshots of things happening […] continue reading

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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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