2015 Opening Keynote: Nancy Duarte

Opening Keynote: Nancy Duarte
Sunday, 21 June
5:30-6:45 PM

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Presentations are the lingua franca of business and those who master communicating with them rise faster than their peers, reach more customers than their competitors, and turn causes into a groundswell. Nancy Duarte, best-selling author and CEO of Duarte, Inc., will demonstrate how to apply the methods in her book Resonate: Presenting Visual Stories That Transform Audiences, to build meaningful connections with audiences that compel them to action. Her groundbreaking work details a new way of structuring a presentation and connecting with an audience, helping the presenter create a human connection.

Changing the world starts with transforming an audience, and an audience will only change if you resonate with them.


Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., has created more than a quarter of a million presentations for the world’s most influential causes, authors, institutions, and businesses, including Apple, Cisco, Facebook, GE, Google, HP, TED, Twitter, and the World Bank.

Nancy is the author of three award-winning books. The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations provides tips to help business communicators create powerful messages and visuals, win over tough crowds, and strike the right tone in any situation. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences identifies the hidden story structures inherent in great communication, and spent more than 300 days on Amazon’s Top 100.