Webinar: Influence Through Visual Storytelling

Learn to think, speak, and work like a designer.

Visual storytelling is missing from most corporate communication—yet, it’s an essential tool when it comes to your ability to influence.

To become a better visual storyteller, you must bravely tap into your inner designer, learn a powerful new language, and adopt a simple process for effective slide making.

During this on-demand webinar, Ryan Orcutt, Creative Director, Head of Design at Duarte, will demystify what it means to think, speak, and work like a designer. You’ll walk away with actionable design tips that will elevate your everyday communication.


Ryan Orcutt, Creative Director, Head of Design

Ryan joined Duarte in 2004 as a graduate of Chico State’s School of Communication Design and now holds the position of Creative Director & Head of Design. He’s helped some of the world's most influential speakers craft, visualize, and deliver some of today's most compelling and persuasive stories. A Duarte Ambassador, Ryan speaks at conferences on the power and importance of presentations and believes that visual storytelling is an essential business communication tool. His extensive client list includes thought leaders like former Vice President Al Gore, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Michael Pollan, and he's built presentations for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Blackberry, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, Meta, Microsoft, and Rakuten.

Michael Duarte, Director of Duarte Academy

In his nearly 27 years at Duarte, Michael has held multiple roles, using his love of problem-solving to help his clients overcome their communication challenges. Now, as Director of Duarte Academy, Michael uses his presentation design experience to help communicators become great visual storytellers. He has a BA in Psychology from CSU Chico, and has completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs program from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.