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Introducing Resonate

Discover the transformative power of storytelling to ensure your ideas thrive. Learn from cinema, literature, and great communicators. Resonate with story and change the world.

Book overview

Transform any presentation into an engaging journey

Some presentations touch hearts and change minds, but if you’ve ever sat through a snooze-worthy presentation, you probably realize that there’s art to this type of communication.

Resonate focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action. Nancy Duarte upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor and shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution.

Presentations don’t have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Learn how to leverage techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature to understand your audience and create persuasive content using storytelling principles to elicit a groundswell response.

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Meet the author

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Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte

Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Duarte is author of six best-selling books and CEO of Duarte, Inc. For over 35 years, Duarte, Inc. has consulted and trained the highest performing brands and executives in the world. Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Los Angeles Times, and on CNN. Her TED talk has had over 3 million views. Nancy has received several awards for communications, entrepreneurship, and been honored for her achievements as a female executive. She’s ranked #67 on the list of top 250 Women in Leadership and is the #1 Global Communication Guru. Nancy lectures at Stanford University and her course Resonate is taught in the Stanford School of Business. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. Her favorite role is “Grandma” to two grandsons and grand-dogger.

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“As Nancy Duarte knows better than anyone, it’s not about the slides. This smart, insightful book will teach you how to use the power of story to recast your thinking and reinvigorate your presentations. Resonate is a must-read for anyone who has to stand before an audience and persuade.”

“Nancy knows a secret, and she’s not shy about sharing it: If you are intentional about your presentations, if you tell a story on purpose, if you set out to cause the change you say you want, you’ll succeed. This book goes a long way in selling you on making that choice.”

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