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How to Make a Presentation with Data that Moves People

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If you’re not analytical by nature but have to give a presentation to a particularly analytical audience, it’s important to toe the line between knowledgeable expert and impassioned storyteller. Professionals in data-dense industries (like Pharma, Tech, Engineering, or Finance) value concrete information. And they often need statistical evidence to believe what you tell them. Granted, they’ll […] continue reading

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Podcast: Using Storytelling Structure To Create Motivating Presentations

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Our CEO and Chief Presentation Guru, Nancy Duarte, was recently interviewed on The Narrative: A Podcast About Building Business Stories by Prezi. In the podcast episode, “Using Storytelling Structure To Create Motivating Presentations,” Nancy discusses how our culture is searching for meaning and how stories are our way of trying to find it. Nancy talks about […] continue reading

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The Right Story at the Right Time: Motivate Your Team when They’re In a Slump

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It’s an all-too-common scenario: you’re looking at your numbers, and you’ve finally realized that your team just isn’t performing well. Marketing leads are down, sales numbers are off, and customer satisfaction scores are flagging, too. This time, it’s not just a fluke or a blip caused by some outside factor that you can’t control. You’ve […] continue reading

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How Experts Can Help a General Audience Understand Their Ideas

When you’re presenting to people in your field, it’s OK to use specialized terms and acronyms, because they’ll be comprehended quickly. But for everyone else, you need to take a different approach. Communication methods that would impress your peers may ostracize a broader audience — and reduce the chances your ideas will be adopted.

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