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3 Ways to Effectively Communicate to Different Types of Decision-Makers

When preparing to communicate data to a specific type of decision-maker, you need to think through who will be involved in its approval and tailor your approach to appeal to each of them. Consider carefully what different audiences need to hear, and how they want to hear it. Whenever your audience changes, so should the […] continue reading

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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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Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Communication Experience

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As the global workforce transforms amidst our new virtual reality, Duarte is working hard to help our clients prepare for the future of online work, learning, and communication. While many business professionals have been communicating virtually for years, our teachers, medical workers, and other professionals may find themselves in brand new territory. We’ve coached thousands […] continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Using Speaker Notes in PowerPoint

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Through preparing for our newest Duarte workshop, Slide Design Lab, we realized there’s a feature that many presenters don’t realize plays a key role in slide design and speaker support: speaker notes in PowerPoint®. To use your speaker notes in PowerPoint most effectively during your next talk, follow the tips below. What are speaker notes […] continue reading

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