Nancy Duarte

Author, CEO , Duarte, Inc

About This Expert

Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, LA Times and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture, and has created more than a quarter of a million presentations. As a persuasion specialist, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. Resonate, her second book, spent nearly a year on Amazon’s top 100 business book bestsellers list.

Duarte, Inc., is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley, as well as one of the top woman-owned businesses in the area. Nancy has won several prestigious awards for communications and entrepreneurship, and was honored by Watermark for “Women Who Have Made Their Mark”. She has been a speaker at a number of Fortune 500 companies, and counts many more among her firm’s clientele. Nancy has spoken at numerous conferences including TEDx, South by Southwest, Inbound, and World Domination Summit. She speaks at business schools and lectures at Stanford University several times a year.

Nancy has over 25 years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders, and she has influenced how the world perceives some of the most important brands and entities, including Apple, Cisco, Facebook, GE, Google, TED, and the World Bank. She is the author of three award-winning books. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences identifies the hidden story structures inherent in great communication, and it 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. Nancy partnered with Harvard Business Review to publish The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. Her self-published eBook, Slidedocs: Spread Ideas with Effective Visual Documents, has been downloaded more than 40,000 times. Nancy co-authored her latest book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols, with Patti Sanchez.

Nancy has three grown children who walk in their destiny, a husband who has loved her for over 35 years, and the most adorable grandson on the internet!

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