Nancy Duarte is cofounder of Duarte Inc., the largest design firm in Silicon Valley. Duarte helps companies like Google, GE and other top brands shape ideas into presentations.
She is the author of 3 award winning books including “Resonate” that spent nearly a year on Amazon’s Top 100 Business Book bestsellers list.
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What will you learn in this interview?
-What does it mean that Nancy escaped through endurance?
-What inspired Nancy Duarte to succeed on her entrepreneurial journey?
-How did Duarte Inc land NASA as a client?
-What shaped and motivated her as entrepreneur?
-How did Nancy get through tough experiences during her younger years?
-How does Duarte Inc foster an amazing culture?
-What is the part of the Story Structure that is so powerful?
-What movie do you have to think is funny to fit into her family?
She loves and collects hedgehogs.
Business Mentors, Tools, Books mentioned:
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth
Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations
A little background about Nancy Duarte:
Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., has created more than a quarter of a million presentations for the world’s most influential businesses, institutions, causes, and authors.
As a persuasion specialist Nancy developed a unique methodology, which applies storytelling and visual thinking principles to business communications that shift audience beliefs and behaviors. Her latest book, The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, is currently HRB’s most purchased guidebook.
Duarte, Inc. is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley, as well as the fifth largest female employer in the area. Nancy has won several prestigious awards for communications and entrepreneurship, and was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. She has been a speaker at a number of Fortune 500 companies and top business schools, and teaches classes at Stanford University
several times a year.
Nancy has 20 years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders, and her firm has influenced how the world perceives some of the most important brands, including Cisco, Facebook, GE, Google, HP, TED, Twitter, and the World Bank. Nancy is the author of three award-winning books. The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations provides tips to help business communicators create powerful messages
and visuals, win over tough crowds, and strike the right tone in any situation. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences identifies the hidden story structures inherent in great communication, and spent more than 300 days on Amazon’s Top 100 Business Book bestsellers list. Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations teaches readers to think visually and has been translated into eight languages.
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Thank you Nancy! Thank you for being so open and sharing some personal details about you and the company you have built.