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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte

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Nancy Duarte boils down great presentations to the
essence of what connects peoplegreat stories. As a
leader, you need to connect, convince, and change
people with your words—so dont you dare start your
next presentation without consulting this book first!
Charlene Li
Author, Open Leadership
Founder, Altimeter Group
Storytelling, empathy, and creativity are fundamental
to the way we communicate, learn, and grow. Resonate
teaches us how to access and master these gifts in
meaningful and productive ways.”
Biz Stone
Twitter Co-Founder
Resonate takes you on a beautiful journey illustrating
how to construct and deliver the kind of presentations
that are truly remarkable, memorable...and may even
change the world. Anyone with ambition to make a
difference in this world needs to get this important book.
Nancy has made another remarkable contribution!
Garr Reynolds
Author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter
TED knows first-hand how ideas that spread change the
world. If you read Resonate, you’ll learn how to present
ideas that stand out, are repeated, and create change.”
Tom Rielly
Community Director, TED Conferences
Praise for Resonate
Nancy knows a secret, and she’s not shy about
sharing it: If you are intentional about your
presentations, if you tell a story on purpose, if
you set out to cause the change you say you want,
you’ll succeed. This book goes a long way in selling
you on making that choice.”
Seth Godin
Speaker, Blogger, and Author
There is a stark difference between facts and a
story, between an image and a design, between
conveying information and moving people. These
differences distinguish people who yell but aren’t
heard from those whose whispers resonate loudly
and clearly. This is a gorgeous book. Powerful ideas,
visually delectable, and with life-changing insight.”
Jennifer Aaker
General Atlantic Professor of Marketing
at Stanford Graduate School of Business
and Co-Author of The Dragonfly Effect
At the heart of leadership and learning is great
storytelling. Resonate will both inspire and give
you the tools to teach, motivate, and encourage
audiences not just to listen but to change and to
act...and the world needs a lot more of that! This
book is a keeper, one to be read and reread by
anyone in the business of persuasion.”
Jacqueline Novogratz
CEO of Acumen Fund
and Author of The Blue Sweater
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She’s done it again! Far more than an ‘encore perfor-
mance,’ Resonate has everything—‘the beginning,
middle, and end—to make your pitch sing.
Bravo, Nancy!”
Raymond Nasr
Advisor, Twitter, Inc.
As Nancy Duarte knows better than anyone, it’s not
about the slides. This smart, insightful book will teach
you how to use the power of story to recast your
thinking and reinvigorate your presentations. Resonate
is a must-read for anyone who has to stand before an
audience and persuade.
Daniel H. Pink
Author of DRIVE and A Whole New Mind
Duarte’s approach takes the reader ‘through’ some-
thing—transformation is the key—being purposeful
about how and where you take your audience is
something that most presenters fail to even consider,
let alone construct.”
Dan’l Lewin
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
Nancy is one of the great storytellers of our time.
Thanks for letting us take a look behind the curtain
and learn from your giftedness!
Mark Miller
Vice President, Training and Development, Chick-fil-A
The next time you need to tell a story, be sure to
have a copy of Nancy’s book as your trusty guide.
Through the ups and downs, the tears and the
applause, Nancy will help you find your way through
the often mysterious, fascinating, and powerful
world of storytelling.”
Cliff Atkinson
Author of Beyond Bullet Points and The Backchannel
The problem with most presentations is that speakers
don’t have a compelling story to tell before they open
PowerPoint. Resonate solves the problem. It’s another
magnificent book by the world’s top presentation
designer, Nancy Duarte. It will hold a permanent
place next to Duarte’s Slide:ology on my bookshelf!
Carmine Gallo
Communication Skills Coach
and Author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
Resonate shows you how to evolve information into
a story that connects with your audiences and rallies
them to action. This powerful and groundbreaking
work is essential reading for executives, entrepreneurs,
students, teachers, civil servants—everyone with ideas
and the desire to move them forward.”
Karen Tucker
CEO, Churchill Club
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resonate
PRESENT VISUAL
STORIES THAT
TRANSFORM
AUDIENCES
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