Presentation Skills Workshops

The people who consistently nail speeches, influence others, and advance quickly have strong presentation skills. Imagine if you could easily communicate and get your peers, customers, and execs excited about your ideas. You totally can.

For 30 years, we’ve created the world’s best presentations and been students of history’s greatest speeches. Now, we’re sharing the Duarte Method in our workshops to teach you what we know. You’ve got something important to say. Make it matter.

The Presentation Spectrum

You can start your presentation training at the beginning by learning to structure and visualize your content, then follow the path to technical mastery and confident delivery. Or, you can simply choose the workshop that targets your biggest opportunity for growth.



Learn to apply lessons from story and cinema to structure your presentation, grab your audience’s attention, and initiate action.

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Story and Design


Write your next presentation using the combined power of story and illustrative visuals. You’ll form a connection with your audience and have the chance to transform them.

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Turn words into pictures and simplify complex concepts by deconstructing a set of cluttered slides. Practice rebuilding the deck with clear visual messages.

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Design Lab

Learn practical PowerPoint® techniques, not the basics, but the time-saving tricks used by our designers, that enable you to create effective presentations.

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Improve your presence and impact in front of an audience. Our inside-out approach leverages your strengths and eliminates bad habits.

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And Onsite

We host public workshops year-round in cities nationwide. You can always find one at our HQ in Santa Clara, CA. But, if you’d rather have us over to your place, we’re happy to send our facilitators to train your team at your location. We travel, so you don’t have to.


Apply Story To Your Talk

Turn your “meh” messages into persuasive presentations that really mean something to your audience. We’ll teach you to apply lessons from story and cinema and structure your presentation to grab and keep your audience’s attention.



Enhance Your Talk With Storytelling and Design

When you present visual stories, people are more likely to understand your ideas and support you. Harness the combined power of narrative and design to connect with and transform your audience.



Turn Ideas Into Visuals

This class will teach you to apply visual thinking to your presentations and help people see what you’re saying. Clarify and amplify your message by deploying diagrams, charts, and visual elements with ease—even if you’re not a designer.



Present Like a Pro

This public speaking class will teach you to be more comfortable, dynamic, and empathetic in front of an audience. You’ll learn to ease your nerves, modulate your voice, and capitalize on the moments you really want people to remember.


Get Tailored Training

We can adapt our training to meet your team's needs. Just tell us what you’re looking for. We'll gear our existing workshops to address your industry, your timetable, or your company’s challenges. Or, we can turn your content into a custom workshop based on our methodology. Our experts are also available to come and speak at your location. They'll inspire your team while offering real stories and best practices.

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Online Options

Sometimes people want to build your skills at their own convenience. If that’s you, we’ve got two great ecourses you might be interested in. Presentation Principles: Based on the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations gives you a broad view of presentation creation process of message, visuals, and delivery. On the other hand, our newest ecourse, Resonate, takes a deep-dive into story and presentations, really teaching you how to structure a persuasive talk. Choose the one that’s right for you.


Public Workshop Schedule

Our public workshops are open to everyone. Feel free to come solo or with a group. We host from our Santa Clara HQ and travel to other major US cities. Contact us if you think we should come to yours.

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The Duarte work has been very well received by our team and we’re seeing a marked difference in how we tell our stories. It has definitely shifted the way the team thinks about their communication through the lens of storytelling, and it has improved the quality of our presentations.”
Laci Marden Vice President of Partner Marketing Strategy, Wells Fargo

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Let’s Connect!

We’ll help you figure out which presentation skills workshop is right for you and your team. Contact us to discuss onsite presentation skills workshops, public workshops, our ecourse, or anything training related.

Our presentation skills workshops can help if:

  • You need a presentation development process that you and your team can use again and again
  • You want training you can fall back on when you’re onboarding new team members
  • You’ve got a great story and message, but you fall short when it comes to delivering it
  • You’re writing presentations for other people