Nancy Duarte
Updated October 2011
Natural Born Story Teller

Skilled CEO, inspired presenter, and gifted educator, Nancy Duarte is a sought-after speaker whose own presentations live up to the expectations established in her books. Audiences leave inspired and firmly grasping new VisualStory™ tools that transform the way they communicate.



  • Duarte Design
  • Jan 1, 1991 - Current
  • Your moment, your audience, our help. Duarte is the preeminent presentation company in the world. Our clients include innovative Fortune 1000 companies in diverse industries, such as Adobe, American Express, Apple, Chevron, Cisco, Citrix, Disney, Dolby, ebay, Electronic Arts, EMC, E*Trade, Facebook, Food Network, Ford, GE, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Logitech, Nestle, Nokia, Palm, Scripps Network, Symantec, Twitter and Wells Fargo. In fact, Duarte maintains relationships with more than half of the world’s thirty most valuable brands. Duarte also worked with Al Gore to develop the presentation that became the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and supports many conferences, including TED and PopTech.

Climate Crisis Presentation

  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Jan 1, 2006
  • An Inconvenient Truth is a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice President Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. In this intimate portrait of Gore and his "travelling global warming show," Gore comes across as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and intent on alerting citizens to this "planetary emergency" before it's too late.

The art and science of creating great presentations

  • slide:ology
  • Jan 1, 2008
  • Presentation software is one of the few tools used by professionals that require them to think visually on a daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. Slide:ology fills that void. With Slide:ology, you’ll learn to: - Generate ideas - Translate ideas into informative graphics - Sketch and diagram effectively - Create slides an audience can process - Utilize presentation technology to your advantage

Present visual stories that transform audiences

  • Resonate
  • Jan 1, 2010
  • By leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature, Resonate reveals how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content, and elicit a groundswell response. With Resonate, you’ll learn to: - Connect with your audience empathetically - Craft ideas that get repeated - Rely on story structures inherent in great communication - Create captivating content - Inspire enthusiasm and support for your vision
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University of Southern Mississippi
University of California, Los Angeles