Nancy Duarte
“Your ability to shape your future depends on how well you communicate where you want to be when you get there. When ideas are communicated effectively, people follow and change.”

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 expert, 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, entrepreneurship and her success as a female executive. 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 and her TEDx talk has had over a million views. She speaks at business schools and lectures at Stanford University a few times per 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 five 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. Harvard Business Review published 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 her grandson is the cutest baby on the internet!

Arbor Financial Credit Union proudly presents Nancy Duarte at Catalyst University.