Thank you to all who joined us at our October learning event! The tips and techniques that Laura shared with regards to using visual design and storytelling to persuade others are ones that each of us can utilize immediately in our meetings, training and even our one-on-one conversations, both personally and professionally!
Check out Nancy Duarte's TedxEast talk, The Secret Structure of Great Talks, where she builds upon the ideas Laura shared with us. In her TedxEast talk, Nancy shares her perspective on how we all have the ability to change the world with the strongest device known to man- an idea. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Steve Jobs, she highlights how the most notable speakers throughout history have utilized a specific storytelling "shape" that engages and compels their audiences.
Thank you, Laura, for joining us and sharing the VisualStory® Mini-Workshop with our chapter!
Some additional resources from Laura:
- Resonate (Nancy Duarte’s book about storytelling) is also available on the web, so you can read it, refer to it, or share an excerpt with your colleagues any time you want.
- Be sure to check out Nancy’s book, Slidedocs, to learn how to create memorable, spreadable visual documents right in PowerPoint. It’s amazing what you can do with PowerPoint. And with your download, you’ll receive two additional templates you can use for personal use (if you want to adopt one of these as your corporate template, please ask Duarte.com for a license agreement!)
- Should you need some extra inspiration for visualizing your information quickly and clearly, please access more than 4,000 diagrams on Diagrammer.com.
- Some of you may be interested in all the training Duarte offers. No hard sell here – so please check out what they do at Duarte Academy.