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08.31.2009  / Creative Inspirations is famous for their wide array of technical tutorials, but have you ever checked out the Creative Inspirations section of their site? It’s good stuff. It features insights from some of the world’s most influential designers, agencies, and artists, including Margo Chase, Big Spaceship, and Douglas Kirkland. Each person or company provides a range […] Continue Reading

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08.28.2009  /  

Tweet #sliderocket to Win!

Summer must be the season for contests, ’cause SlideRocket is having one, too! Simply tweet #sliderocket to enter for a chance to win an Ultimate Presentation Survival Pack. (More tweets = more entries = more chance to win!) If ever there was a reason to twitter, this is it. How to Win: To win an […] Continue Reading



Insightful Book on Better Speaking

I love the book “Great Speeches for Better Speaking” by Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D. He also happens the guy who has lovingly put together American Rhetoric for us all to enjoy—I virtually live on that site. Eidenmuller has spent his life devoted to collecting and analyzing speeches and he comes across with a humble […] Continue Reading

Book Reviews / Business / Diary

08.26.2009  /  

Slideshare Contest! World’s Best Presentation ’09

Slideshare is having a contest! ENTER YOUR PRESENTATIONS for the chance to WIN AWESOME PRIZES!!! First place: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch worth $1199 Second place: Amazon Kindle DX worth $489 Third place: Apple iPhone 3G S worth $199 You may have heard of the judges… Padmasree Warrior, David Armano and Guy Kawasaki! To enter: Create […] Continue Reading

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08.24.2009  /  

Business Profile: Duarte Lives in the Presentation

Have you seen this week’s Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal? If so, you may have seen the Business Profile on Duarte Design! Exciting. You can find a sneak preview of the article online, but to see the rest, you’ll need to subscribe, or go pick up an old fashioned paper copy. If you do happen […] Continue Reading

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08.20.2009  /  

SXSW 2010–Get out the Vote!

  Panelists are currently being chosen for South by Southwest, and YOU get to help decide who makes it in the lineup! This year, you get a say in ALL THREE categories–music, film, and interactive! So many awesome people are on the roster, including our very own Nancy Duarte! You get to review all the […] Continue Reading

Event / News

08.17.2009  /  

7 Insights from the Jabberwocky Product Launch

Have you ever done a presentation for a product you didn’t believe in? How ’bout for a product that doesn’t even exist? In the most recent episode of Better Off Ted, the characters give an AWESOME presentation for a product that promises to “redefine business at the speed of information!” Too bad it doesn’t actually […] Continue Reading

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08.07.2009  /  

Spirit Week a Success!

As you may know, last week was Duarte Spirit Week! Every day was dress-up day, and the week ended with a field trip to the beach! We had a blast, and I wanted to fill you in on the fun. Here’s a little taste of our week in pictures: MONDAY: Color Me Duarte Day TUESDAY: […] Continue Reading

Diary / Event / News

08.04.2009  /  

The power of Audio in your presentation!

Audio shouldn’t be a slave to the visuals but instead should be thought of while all parts are in development, allow them to be collaborative as an element. Continue Reading

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Got Hit by Stray Bullets in the London Underground

Slides aren’t the only way to be inappropriately sideswiped by bullets. On my recent trip to London, this poster was plastered everywhere. Each station and subway car had this message from the helpful mayor: First of all, it wasn’t hot at all. I had to wear three layers of clothing. But more importantly, the bullets […] Continue Reading

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