Sept. 8, 2011 – Resonate – Nancy Duarte


Resonate: Presenting Visual Stories that Transform Remote Audiences

Sept. 8, 2011
12:00 – 1:00pm PST
Presenter: Nancy Duarte, CEO, Duarte Design, Inc.




Presentations are a central communication tool and those who master them transform an audience more effectively. But technology is moving so quickly and many audiences aren’t in the room — they’re remote. Even a remote audience will only change if you resonate with them. Many client and internal meetings should incorporate story to transform – persuasion at its finest. If you communicate your ideas clearly with a carefully crafted message and proper visuals, your audience will feel compelled to act because they’ll feel connected to your material on a human level.

Persuasion expert Nancy Duarte’s groundbreaking work details a new way of structuring content and connecting with an audience. In this session, you will learn to:

  • Leverage the hidden story structures inherent in great communication
  • Connect with your audience empathetically
  • Create captivating content
  • Craft ideas that get repeated
  • Inspire enthusiasm and support for your material

Nancy Duarte is CEO of Duarte Design, Inc., a firm that has created over a quarter of a million presentations since 1988. As one of the largest woman-owned businesses in Silicon Valley, her experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world’s most valuable brands and many of humanity’s common causes: Apple, Cisco, Food Network, Facebook, GE, Google, Al Gore, HP, Nokia, TED, Twitter, and the World Bank. Fascinated by presentations as the most powerful persuasive medium, she was determined to crack the code on why some presentations are riveting and others are unbearable. In 2008 she authored the award-winning book, slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, distilling over 20 years of experience into visual communication best practices. Her new best-selling and award-winning book, Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, identifies hidden story structures inherent in great communication.

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