Social Speech Podcast, Episode 8: Nancy Duarte
- 22 May, 2012
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It's hard to say just where Nancy Duarte has had the biggest impact: as the architect of Al Gore's presentation on climate change in An Inconvenient Truth... as the author of two profoundly powerful books on crafting and delivering presentations, slide:ology and Resonate...
...as the co-creator of Duarte Design, a firm that has been redefining the art and science of presentations for nearly a quarter-century...
...or as a pioneer in integrating social media and public speaking around the central driving idea of story.
Our conversation lasts less than 10 minutes, but Nancy packs a lot of insight into
- how the backchannel changes the balance of power between speaker and audience
- how speeches can take on a life of their own as social objects
- how even harsh criticism can make you a better speaker
- and how dramatic tension and release can lend your next speech the power and impact your ideas have been waiting for.
Listen in - and then explore more deeply:
- Nancy Duarte on Twitter
- Duarte Design on the web, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – and the Duarte blog
- SlideShare presentations by Nancy and Duarte Design
- Steve Jobs' now-legendary commencement address at Stanford (video) (text)
- Duarte's new online store Diagrammer (imagine an iTunes for PowerPoint-format diagrams, tailored to the relationship you're illustrating and instantly downloadable for 99¢)
- Microsoft PowerPoint, which Nancy recommends for its outlining mode, as a way of clustering and refining your thoughts and crafting a compelling structure
- Prezi and Apple Keynote