Duarte is about presentations and stories that transform. We serve communicators who want to influence change and rise above the noise.


Your ideas deserve to be heard and to catch on. We can help. Whether you’re planning a single moment or the many that make up a movement, we turn your ideas into persuasive presentations and stories, backed by an empathetic and systemic communications strategy.

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What type of presentations do you deliver?

No matter your needs, Duarte offers the right mix of services, experience, and expertise. High-stakes keynotes and informal meetings. Modular presentations that address a variety of audiences. Viewer-guided and on-demand experiences. Or no slides at all – multimedia, video, whiteboards, and dynamic documents.

New Presentations

From creating story and design concepts to developing entire presentation templates and systems, Duarte can make sure your presentation makes the right impact on your audience. Click for details on our presentation design and development services.

Everyday Presentations

Using the building blocks you already have in place—your content, presentation system, and visual assets—Duarte can enhance, revise, or redesign your everyday presentations. Details on how we can make your presentations even better.

Device-Based Presentations

Your content must be compelling on all platforms. Whether you’ve got a presentation, book, sales tool, technical publication, or other type of collateral, Duarte can transform your message into a visually rich, easily navigable eBook, iBook, or dynamic document tailored for use on tablets and smartphones. Learn about our services that let your presentation stand out on any platform.


Sometimes your idea is best showcased and shared through multimedia, including motion graphics, videos, and animated demos. These elements can either be embedded in your presentation, or stand on their own. Details on our multimedia presentation services.


Duarte has been part of hundreds of company events, doing everything from creating the theme and message strategy to crafting presentations for keynotes and break-out sessions. Onsite we live behind the scenes, supporting you with last-minute edits, coaching, and integration with the A/V team. Learn about Duarte’s event presentation services.

The method to our magic

Our process may seem familiar, but there is more than meets the eye. The magic in Duarte presentations comes from our unique VisualStory® methodology, which we use to apply storytelling visual thinking principles designed to move and motivate your audience. Not to mention 25 years of experience working with the world’s most influential businesses, institutions, causes, and authors. Please give us a call or drop us an e-mail—we’d love to talk with you.


Key messages are the building blocks for your presentation. Duarte can help you develop a set of audience-centric messages, as well as the underlying strategy for communicating each of them across a variety of channels and audiences.


Duarte’s talented writers have diverse backgrounds in journalism, debate, and marketing. They can create your entire story from start to finish or, if you already have content, they can consult with you, provide edits, or enhance as needed.


Whether you want to create a new presentation, enhance an existing one, deliver a show-stopping keynote, or enhance your everyday presentations, Duarte’s designers are up to the challenge.


Duarte employs a flexible process that is tailored to meet your specific budgets, timelines, and deliverables.  We can maximize your presentation investment by enhancing it for viewing on mobile devices, websites, documents and more.

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Whether you’re announcing a bold new vision or building momentum for an existing one, you’ll need to rally people to make your dream a reality. Duarte’s Communications Strategy practice is dedicated to helping your movement-making efforts succeed.

Leading Through Change

You can change the world with one bold idea, but you’re going to need people. The best leaders of business and cultural transformations know how to move those people along on a journey from vision to action to momentum. They transcend a single, inspiring moment and rally people systematically over time, with clarity, focus, and empathy. These leaders tell compelling stories that meet people where they are and transport them to where they need to be. We can help!

Our Communications Strategy practice helps you move your audience in times of change. We’ve studied how speeches, stories, and ceremonies motivate action. We’ve led change initiatives. Working with you to lead, do, or train, we can help your team clear the hurdles that stand between your today and your vision for a better tomorrow.

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Duarte Academy

Learn the secrets the greatest communicators use to convey their ideas. Apply story, structure, and visuals to create a presentation that has the power to change you, your company, or mankind.

Learn Presentation Best Practices

We’ve spent more than two decades creating cinematic presentations for the world’s best-known brands. Learn presentation best practices through a series of workshops that will teach you to apply our VisualStory® methodology, and transform your everyday communications. No matter which workshop or style of learning you choose, you will leave with immediately applicable skills and a new approach to presentations.

  • Online

    Learn at your own pace with self-guided training that’s flexible and accessible.

  • Public

    Enroll in the class closest to you. Workshops occur around the globe, most often at our headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

  • Corporate

    Train your team all together on your turf. We travel so you don’t have to.

Find the workshop that works for you.

We have a variety of workshops that focus on improving your storytelling, design, and delivery skills.

We’ve launched our newest workshop Captivate! Learn more about how you can improve your speaking and delivery skills in this unique one-day training.

  • Our most comprehensive workshop, you’ll write your next presentation using the power of story structure, and storyboard slides using effective visual display of information.

  • Our most comprehensive workshop, you’ll write your next presentation using the power of story structure, and storyboard slides using effective visual display of information.

  • The best of both worlds, this workshop offers insights into the basics of story content from Resonate and visual design principles from Slide:ology.

  • Harness the persuasive power of stories to create exceptional communication that transforms your audience, using your own presentation as a case study.

  • Improve your presence and impact in front of an audience. Our inside-out approach leverages your strengths and eliminates bad habits.

  • Turn words into pictures and simplify complex concepts by deconstructing a very ugly set of slides and reconstructing the deck into a clear visual message.

  • Duarte’s eCourse offers an entertaining, non-traditional approach to online learning that covers everything you need to develop and deliver an effective presentation.

Public workshop
Onsite Workshop
Self-paced, online
Analyze story structure
Identify Big Idea
Map audience journey and transformation
Capture your own stories
Map content to Presentation Form
Build emotional appeal
Convert words into visuals
Build analog storyboard
Choose the right type of slide
Arrange slide elements for comprehension
When to use animation
Tell a story with data
Identify and apply traits of powerful presenters
Identify and infuse passion in delivery
Learn to connect empathetically
Practice with a live audience, with feedback
Remote presenting tips
Presentation delivery insight
Measure presentation impact

VisualStory® Workshops

VisualStory® 2 Day

VisualStory® 1 Day




Persuasive Presentations Online Course

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