Share Ideas with Effective Visual Documents

When you need more than an email to explain your idea, turn to Slidedocs. 

These skimmable, visual documents seamlessly integrate graphics and words, communicating your ideas for you when you’re not in the room.

With videos and interactive exercise, this course teaches you to create Slidedocs from scratch. So register now and learn how to bring your ideas to life.

Course Details

  • 90-minute course 
  • 58 easy-to-reference video modules
  • Videos, quizzes, and exercises designed for effective learning
  • Searchable reference guide for post-workshop learning
  • Access anytime, anywhere (computer, smartphone, tablet) for a full year

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Benefits for You and Your Team

  • Learn to break complex information into chunks and use visuals to illustrate data
  • Help your team efficiently create, customize and share their visual documents
  • Quickly capture your audience’s attention and rally support for your ideas
  • Confidently distill complex topics down to the big ideas
  • Distill and communicate complex ideas
  • Transform the way your ideas are received

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What Learners Think

The real golden nugget of this course was Jay Kapur's one-hour session on grids -- it was, hands down, worth the price of admission. If there is ever an opportunity to pay for Duarte's new employee orientation where we can consume more training like Jay's, I will happily be your first customer. Thanks for everything you do!
Ted Fleming
Loved it! Good structure, digestible pieces of content, lots of tips and tricks. I especially loved the case studies and the wrap up at the end of each section.
Kurt Klynen

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome
Write a Slidedoc
  • Introduction
  • Start with Your Readers’ Needs
  • Practice
  • The Big Idea
  • Practice
  • Outline/Block Out Your Content
  • Practice
  • Enhance Your Outline
  • Practice
  • Write Clear Slide Content
  • Practice
Add Content into a Slidedoc Template
  • Introduction
  • Features of a Slidedoc Template
  • Add Content into a Slidedoc Template
  • Practice
  • Adjust Elements in a Slidedoc
  • Practice
  • Conclusion
Customize a Slidedoc Template
  • Introduction
  • Customize a Slidedoc Template
  • Change the Colors
  • Practice
  • Change the Backgrounds of Slides
  • Practice
  • Add a Logo to the Cover Page
  • Practice
  • Make Additional Changes to the Slide Master
  • Practice
  • Change the Fonts in a Slidedoc
  • Practice
  • Update Images and Icons in a Slidedoc
  • Practice
  • Slidedoc Case Study
Share and Distribute a Slidedoc
  • Introduction
  • Print It
  • Project It
  • Post It
  • Send It
  • Practice
  • Slidedoc Case Study
Embed a Slidedoc into a presentation
  • Introduction
  • Create a Slidedoc Template Using the Notes Master
  • Practice
  • Final Thoughts

Meet Your Instructors

Nancy Duarte
Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books, four of which have won awards.

Michael Duarte
Michael Duarte

Michael has worked at Duarte helping communicators become great visual storytellers for over 24 years. As the Director of Duarte’s Academy Learning Team, he oversees Duarte’s global communication training programs. Michael is a faculty member for PopTech’s Social Innovation Fellows Program, a Communication Coach at UC Santa Clara’s Global Social Benefit Institute and has completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs program from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Learn from our experience.

The Slidedocs online course is based on our ebook, Slidedocs: Spread Ideas with Visual Documents, and on our 30 years of experience in the communication business. After working with thousands of clients, we’ve figured out what works and left the rest behind. Register now and learn how to share your ideas with Slidedocs.

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Help Your Entire Team Learn

Did you know that in addition to onsite communication skills workshops for your team, Duarte also sells bulk licenses to our online courses? We can help you help your employees build the soft-skills they need to succeed. Contact us to discuss bulk pricing and all your learning needs.