Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences

Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences

By Nancy Duarte

Duarte reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that willnot only create impact, but will move people to action.


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Book Information

Publisher: Wiley
Publish Date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9780470632017
ISBN-10: 0470632011
Language: English

What We're Saying

September 09, 2010

Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte, John Wiley & Sons, 272 pages, $29. 95, Paperback, September 2010, ISBN 9780470632017 Everyone gives presentations, in any number of forms. Expressing our opinion, our research, our hard work to a group of people is always a risk. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

October 31, 2012

Most of us have witnessed an amazing presentation. We've attended a conference with an enigmatic speaker, we've seen a leader inspire a team, or maybe we've even listened to someone pitch their idea to us. When these moments are truly good, we remember them long after they occur. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

April 25, 2012

Resonate: Now at the Tip of Your Fingers

Book Review by Sally Haldorson

In the 2011 paperback edition of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, author Todd Sattersten included a new sidebar of the best books on using visual thinking in business because, to play off an old saying, sometimes a picture is worth more than 1000 words. The list of recommended titles included Dan Roam's Back of the Napkin, Cliff Atkinson's Beyond Bullet Points, and Dona W. Wong's Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

January 16, 2012

Story Craft

By Sally Haldorson

The power of storytelling in business is not a new subject, but it is an under-utilized skill because oftentimes what makes a person a good leader doesn't make for a good story teller. But a good story isn't the sole property of the marketing department; instead, anyone can master some basic techniques for selling themselves or their point of view or their long-term vision through story. Here are some of the best books to help you work on your story craft. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

Full Description

Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action

Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don't resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action.

Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact.

  • Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth
  • Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action
  • Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor
  • Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution

Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.

About the Author

Since 1988, Nancy Duarte's award-winning firm has created over a quarter of a million presentations that have shaped the perception of the world's leading brands and thought leaders.

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