Nancy Duarte

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Nancy Duarte
Occupation Non-fiction writer; CEO
Nationality United States
Period 2008 – present
Genre Non-fiction
Subject business; 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]

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