Challenge the traditional approaches to creating presentations by learning how to become a visual thinker.

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What is a great slide?

Slide:ology gives you practical approaches to thinking visually. Written by a leader in presentation development and design, Nancy Duarte, with insightful case studies from the world’s top brands. Challenge your traditional approach to creating slides!

Book overview

Develop truly influential presentations

There’s an art and science to creating great presentation slides and Slide:ology® gives you insight into both. Whether you’re at the top or climbing the organizational ladder, chances are you’ve delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public.

Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires us to think visually on a frequent basis to communicate effectively. But unlike verbal skills, visual thinking does not come naturally to us and is typically not taught in schools … that’s where Slide:ology comes in!

With Slide:ology, you’ll learn how to generate ideas, translate ideas into informative graphics, sketch and diagram effectively, and create slides an audience can process to drive momentum for your cause.


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Meet the author

And hear from some notable readers.

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.

“The most successful TED speakers spread brilliant ideas following the timeless principles in this invaluable book. It’s a safe bet we’ll be sending this book to all future presenters just as soon as they confirm!”

“Now that Nancy has published this book, what’s your excuse for your long, boring, and useless presentations?”

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