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Companion to the bestselling Slide:ology book. Nancy Duarte and other members of the Duarte Design team contri [Read More]

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How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings
Writing teachers commonly use the phrase "kill your darlings" to describe the editing process. But, most don't even realize it comes from prolific British author Arthur Quiller-Couch, who offered an even more extensive guideline for editing in his 19...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Why Will Ferrell's USC Commencement Speech Was a Grand Slam
Commencement season is upon us. You know what that means. Celebrities, statesmen, and scholars across the world are delivering words of encouragement as graduates cross school stages for diplomas. And we're watching the videos. There have been lots o...
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Grant Writing 101: How to Secure Funding For Your Big Idea
So, you're a creative person with a big idea. You've fleshed out your new program, dreamed up a performance, or crafted a community class. But you're missing one crucial detail. You can't make your idea come to life without financial support. As a da...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

19 Powerful Presentation Stats to Transform Talks in 2019
Here is a list of some of the most important presentation stats we could find: what is working, what is trending, and what people struggle with when it comes to giving successful talks. Some of these numbers come from brand new research, and others a...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Power of the Pre-Read: Make Mighty Recommendations Through Story
Recently, a participant in one of our workshops asked me how to handle a situation where she sends a pre-read deck, then has to present it to people who have (presumably) already seen her deck. I was in a rush and gave an okay, but not fantastic answ...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Facial Expressions Matter When Presenting, Here's Why
About 8 years ago, while visiting my parents in New Jersey for the weekend, I got bored enough to peruse my mother's Prevention magazine. Actress Amy Brenneman of ABC's "Private Practice" was being interviewed on her beauty secrets. Boring. As a spea...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Why (And How) to Care About the First 30 Seconds of Your Talk
In 2010, researchers at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. conducted a study about the attention span of lecture attendees. They found that most people stopped paying attention to a speaker only 30 seconds into the speech. That means a lectur...
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Finding the Right Presentation Metaphors for Your Audience
When trying to persuade people to think and act differently, we study their wants and needs, what they care about, what keeps them up at night. Sometimes we reach them by making clear, concise arguments that address those concerns. But often it takes...
Monday, December 3, 2018

Why Your Company Needs More Ceremonies to Navigate Change
Early last year, our company was well into a great season of change. We had turned our org chart on its side, so that nearly every person in the company either had a new boss or was a new boss. We had moved to a different building. We had implemented...
Monday, November 19, 2018

Leaders Who Get Organizational Change Right Know How to Listen
Organizational change comes at a cost. It requires people to sacrifice something they value, whether it's time, money, responsibilities, control, status, comfort, or relationships. The more your change effort disrupts those things, the more people wi...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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