Nancy Duarte

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Nancy Duarte
OccupationNon-fiction writer; CEO
NationalityUnited States
Period2008 – present
GenreNon-fiction
Subjectbusiness; presentations

Nancy Duarte is an American writer, speaker, and CEO. Duarte is the author of several books, including slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations (2008), Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences (2010), the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations (2012), and Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols (2016). She also serves as the CEO of Duarte, Inc.[1]

Education[edit]

Duarte holds an MDE from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.[2]

Career[edit]

Duarte worked with Al Gore on the documentary slide show known as An Inconvenient Truth.[3][4][5] Duarte has also worked with TED Talks on quality changes for the presentations given at their events,[6] and has presented her own TED Talks as well.[7][8] She has been cited by publications writing about presentation style including The Guardian.[9] She is currently the CEO of her eponymous company Duarte, Inc, which is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley.[10][11] The company has created approximately a quarter million presentations for use by various companies and organizations.[12]

Books[edit]

Duarte's first book was slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. Published in 2008, the book discusses the elements of effective public presentations.[13] In 2010 she published her second book, Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, a follow-up to her first book that expands upon her method of creating professional presentations.[14] Part of the book draws upon a pattern Duarte states is common among great narrators or storytellers, where they spend time moving between "what is" and "what could be".[15] Duarte's third book, The Harvard Business Review Guide to Persuasive Presentations, was released in 2012.[16] In 2016, Duarte coauthored the book Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols with Patti Sanchez.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slide:ology: Nancy Duarte’s Design Secrets and Her New PowerPoint Book" - InformIt
  2. ^ "Developing Supply Chain Diversity: The Value of Vendor Variety to Businesses' Bottom Lines". Assets. Fall 2011.
  3. ^ "Secrets of a captivating communicator" - The Star Online
  4. ^ "PowerPoint Is Only a Starting Point" - TMC Net
  5. ^ "Designing the Perfect Presentation" - Business Week
  6. ^ "The Secret Structure of Great TED Talks" - TED
  7. ^ "PowerPoint Is Only a Starting Point" - TMC Net
  8. ^ "Nancy Duarte" - TED
  9. ^ Steve Campion (September 12, 2017). "Want to win over an audience? How to improve your presentation skills". The Guardian.
  10. ^ "Nancy Duarte". Big Think.
  11. ^ "8 ways to upgrade your business pitch". Esquire Middle East. March 19, 2017.
  12. ^ Anne Ravanona (May 5, 2016). "Trailblazing Women: Nancy Duarte, Principal of Duarte Inc". Huffington Post.
  13. ^ Ricardo B. Salinas (February 12, 2013). "Presentation Tips From Nancy Duarte's Slide:ology". Huffington Post.
  14. ^ Jack Covert. "Review: Resonate". Inc. Magazine.
  15. ^ Paul B. Thornton (February 8, 2017). "10 ways to make a more powerful presentation". New York Daily News.
  16. ^ "HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations". Harvard Business Review.
  17. ^ Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols.

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