How to Create Visual Documents That Motivate Senior Leaders

Duarte Blog

The post How to Create Visual Documents That Motivate Senior Leaders appeared first on Duarte. Business Delivery Presentations Coaching Complex Documents duarte Ebook eCourse ideas Nancy Duarte Nicole Lowenbraun presentation slidedoc slidedocs speaker speaker coaching training visualA few years ago, in an all-hands meeting at my former company, my CEO asked the entire team to suggest ideas on how to get us to our Q1 goal. My hand shot up.

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How to Write Any Non-fiction Document

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you write non-fiction — be it business documents or promotional copy, or even articles and/or blog posts, you might want to listen to my new podcast: How to Write Any Non-fiction Document You can find it online at: [link] … Continue reading →

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Vice Media - Its Beef About Google's Advertising Business Could Be Documented in Federal/State Antitrust Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Both the Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general are likely to file antitrust lawsuits against Alphabet's Google - are well into planning for litigation." " - Brent Kendall and John McKinnon, The Wall Street Journal , May 15, 2020.    The focus is two-fold. One is on the ad business. Google, explains WSJ, owns the primary tool at every point in the connections among online publishers and advertisers.

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Sample Agreement Documents

MY PROFILE EVENTS INSIDE NSA TOOLS MEMBER SERVICES CHAPTERS/GROUPS PUBLICATIONS BLOGS Related Topics CSP Application NSA Logos Request Form Sample Agreement Documents Sample Business Documents Sample Speaker Agreement Documents Writing an effective speaking agreement that fits the needs of both parties is a tricky process, but MyNSA has attempted to make this process as painless as possible. or higher is required for viewing most documents and forms on the this website.

Product Management: 6 Solid Best Practices For Newbie PMs


Create Detailed Product Requirements Documents. The Product Requirements Document (a.k.a. PRD) is the flagship document for any product initiative. A product manager ensures that the product a company releases aligns with customers’ needs and expectations.

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Distressed Harley-Davidson's Brilliant Marketing Initiative - Hiring Interns to Ride/Document on Social Media Hogs Across U.S. of A.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and document their adventures on social media. Harley-Davison's branding challenge has been to connect with a new generation. Baby Boomers, who made the hog a symbol of freedom, are becoming too cautious to continue motorcycling. Actually, I gave up the two-wheeler experience after I started my own business. I couldn't risk time-off for any injuries. Yes, I had had my share of spills. In a brilliant marketing move, the company has created an internship program.

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Pima Community College: Beware self-praise in documents which can be made public

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The local paper Arizona Daily Star obtained those documents through a public-records request. The leadership at Pima Community College, here in Tucson, Arizona, learned a hard lesson. In the self-rating part of the performance evaluations, several praised themselves. That's despite the fact that the institution is on probation. Here is the coverage by Carol Ann Alaimo.    This is one of the worst-case scenarios of what can happen when we are not appropriately humble.

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Discover why every document should “AIAA” and receive a free PDF writing book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Discover why every document should "AIAA" and request a free PDF business writing, copywriting, or freelance writing book. But you have to read this post and reply by Monday May 17.

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Release of clergy sex abuse documents: Second shoe drops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first shoe immediately dropped when the Connecticut Diocese of Bridgeport released to the media those discovery documents from the clergy sex abuse lawsuits.    The subhead of the article written by Daniel Tepfer reads : "As the Bridgeport diocese tries to move beyond the priest sex abuse scandal, the release of 12,600 pages of documents has revealed the roles key diocesan leaders played in the cover-up. 

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Can a slidedoc ever be a presentation?

Presentation Guru

… Case Studies Visuals complex subjects Data visualisation featured Handouts Scientific presentations Slide Design Slide documents Slide MakeoverIn scientific presentations, pre-made slides are a bane and a boon at the same time. Some journals offer all the figures from publications as slides, but it’s usually as a single unalterable image, which make the slide often unsuited for presentation.

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A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

Duarte Blog

Design Education Presentations communication document presentation presentations slidedoc slidedocs visual storyWe rarely think about whether presentations are the right way to communicate; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day. Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication. Though they’re one of the most powerful tools we have for moving [.] continue reading.

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Loneliness Can Kill, Documents THE NEW REPUBLIC - But belonging can hurt so much

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The why behind that is documented in Judith Shulevitz's article in THE NEW REPUBLIC "The Lethality of Loneliness." Twelve-step programs hammer the dangers of isolation.    They encourage even compulsively attending meetings to create a sense of belonging.  " Yes, feeling alienated or apart from can lead to early death, mental illness, and physical deterioration. On the other hand, belonging can bring horrific pain. 

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The “Presentation” Release - Slide Over Documents, Make Room for Presentations

Duarte Blog

Press release documents are becoming a thing of the past, because the medium is no longer the message. Documents alone can’t do this. The communications business is changing. The relationship between the communications industry and technology needs to be shaken up. Or stirred. To be fair, communications agencies are keeping up all right.

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Create great docs from PowerPoint – review of George! for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

PowerPoint is a great tool for creating presentations, but it has never been particularly good at creating documentation or handouts. However, it is a huge amount of work to maintain two completely separate sets of documents. This simple little addin fills the gap very nicely by providing a simple yet powerful documentation creating capability for PowerPoint. A variety of elegant document templates, with titles, page numbers, headers and footers.

Those clergy sex-abuse documents - Unsealed by 12/1/09, CT Superior Court orders Diocese of Bridgeport

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Judge Stevens ruled that the CT Diocese of Bridgeport must give the media access to the more than 12,000 pages of discovery documents collected in conjunction with the 23 clergy sex abuse lawsuits.    The Diocese was turned down on its request to have a lower court order providing the media the right to the documents postponed until the U.S. SC reviewed its request to keep the documents sealed. 

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Tipping point for Diocese of Bridgeport/RC Church? - US SC denies request to keep documents sealed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The United States Supreme Court  denied the request of the Diocese of Bridgeport, filed on a paid-fee basis by its law firm Mayer Brown, to keep the discovery documents from the settlement of clergy sex abuse cases sealed.  "  What will be more damaging to the Diocese or Bridgeport and the Roman Catholic Church - the contents of the documents or the attempt to block access to those documents

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Unsealing of Clergy Sex Abuse Documents: Egan's Agony in the Garden

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday, just at the Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury ordered, the discovery documents from the clergy sex abuse lawsuits in the Diocese of Bridgeport were unsealed. " Rather than a resolution of anything, these documents could be causing a tipping point.    Those who were targeting retired New York Cardinal Edward Egan as mishandling and/or covering up that abuse of children feel they now have their smoking gun. 

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First Allegedly Ailes, Now Documented Trump - Will America Return to Puritan Ethos?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To make America less of a joke in the eyes of the world, we might find ourselves drifting back in time to the rigid social/moral aka sexual mores of the Puritans. Probably even when they were stinking drunk, and that was almost daily, they didn't banter about female private parts or grope them. They understood how runaway sexual fantasies and actually doing it, especially with someone else's wife, could distract from brute survival - and building a new economy.

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Alleged Use of THE Worst Racial Slur on "Apprentice" - Will Cost $5 Million to Document That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Allegedly, there is a tape to document that. "Television producer Chris Nee has claimed on Twitter that, according to producers who worked on 'The Apprentice,' footage exists of Donald Trump using America's most explosive racial slur." " - David A. Morris, Fortune, October 9, 2016. Here is the article. However, if it's leaked there will be a penalty of $5 million.

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Brands of All Elite Academic Institutions in Play - The New Yorker Documents Epstein Money Association with MIT Media Lab

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Interestingly, in the state where the MIT Media Lab is located - Massachusetts - already it has been documented that colleges are shuttering. With a brand like "MIT," many might assume that its Media Lab could fundraise without any problems - not logistical, not ethical, not legal, and not in terms of media coverage. Wrong.    In yet another The New Yorker expose, Ronan Farrow describes a very different situation.

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Pete’s Law: Results From The PowerPoint Ban

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

This called for decisive action, so Pete banned PowerPoint and gave everyone a limit of a 2 page Word document for all proposals and presentations. “If Presentations and documents are completely different media, and it’s just lazy to print and bind. Write yourself a short summary document. Now throw your old slides away and use the summary document as the basis for a new, shorter slide show. Management Secrets Revealed.

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Drudge Report Mocks Barack Obama's 51-Minute Long Goodbye - Yale's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Documented Why Leaders Can't Let Go

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report has reason to mock Barack Obama's long long farewell address. It ran 51 minutes, 10 seconds. The late Fidel Castro's orations did run longer. But there was that same cartoonish ethos associated with them. But what can elicit more giggles is this: Obama referred to himself 75 times. And they call The Donald self-absorbed.    Here is the coverage the Drudge Report links to. Obviously, Obama is having difficulty letting go. He's not alone.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 262) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

The document is the proof that helps the intellectuals in your audience accept the idea that you’ve sold them on emotionally.” “Remember, the presentation is to make an emotional sale. ” — Seth Godin. Quotes for Public Speakers Emotion Pathos public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin

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8 Sure-fire Ways to Write a Compelling Executive Summary


These statistics are relevant to the biz world where the people at the management levels, C-level executives, lenders, and investors don’t have much time to read the lengthy documents thoroughly. According to a report, 55% of people spend less than 15 seconds actively reading the content.

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Two PowerPoint accessibility features plus one “off label” use

PowerPoint Tips

Many companies and governmental organizations require that you make documents, including PowerPoint presentations, accessible. Many people don’t need to make presentations accessible because they present verbally and won’t share the document with others. One way to use alt text is to document the source of your images. There, you’ll see suggestions for improving the accessibility of the document, as you can see here. PowerPoint document 508 checklist.

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An Introductory Guide to Due Diligence (+Checklist)


During the due diligence period, the buyer’s team has the right to request any relevant financial, operational, or business documents, disclosures, and other relevant information they need to analyze and appraise the asset in question. Collect the Necessary Documents.

Ten Commandments for Writing and Speaking

Manner of Speaking

As I worked my way through the documents, I discovered an old photocopy entitled “Ten Commandments for Plain Language Documents&#. There’s a lot of wisdom in this little document. Organize your tex t : (a) in a logical sequence; (b) with informative headings; and (c) with a table of contents for long documents. Make the document attractive and designed for easy reading. "Thou shalt not kill (thy audience with PowerPoint)."

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Do you backup?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hey, I even sometimes make a dirty backup backup by simply emailing changed documents to my gmail account. I just read an email about an author from Port Elizabeth who has lost over 200 pages from a book that she is busy writing after her laptop was stolen. These are over 200 pages of the only draft! While I feel sorry for her, I hear this kind of story almost every week. How simple is it to really backup your files?

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Washington Post: When travel companies sue their customers

Matt Eventoff

Matt Eventoff, an expert on crisis management and communications, recommends documenting everything… Executives might have second thoughts about suing a customer who keeps meticulous records and isn't afraid to talk publicly about a grievance… Read More.

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Just Cut and Paste

Presentation Guru

In Dr Oliver Hauss’s previous article, he pointed out the dangerous lure of simply reusing slides and, especially, visuals premade for scientific print publications or slide documents. Is it ever a good idea to copy/paste text and tables directly out of a publication? … Visuals Explaining Complex Subjects featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Scientific presentations Visual Aids

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A Quick Guide To Write a Project Charter


A project charter is a document (and planning tool), designed to help managers secure support for a new project, plus shape its overall trajectory. A self-contained informal document used internally as a reference. Initiation is one of the most crucial stages of every project.

New Words

The Communication Blog

Dox = an abeviated form of "documents" or "to document". Words of 2012. The New York Times annually identifies new words of the year. Invariably there are several communication terms: Dox. Eastwooding. Nomophobia. Unskew. Eastwooding = talking to a chair. MOOC = an acronymn for Massive Open Online Course. Nomophobia = fear of being without a cell phone. Sway = an attitude of confidence and style. Unskew = to rework data to suit particular beliefs. link].

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5 Easy-to-Use Solutions to Boost Your Audience Engagement

Presentation Guru

It’s not even putting all the facts into a shiny, pretty PowerPoint or whizzy Prezi document. The key to a good presentation isn’t knowing all the facts. Practice, and cracking a few jokes will help, but that’s not all of it either.… … Performance Software Technology Audience Connection featured Hook your Audience Interaction presentation technology Questions

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How to Create a Vision Statement and Present it to the World


This corporate document is intended to help rally the workforce around the shared goals and helps the company formalize its differentiated position among the competition. Vision statement sounds like a lofty, somewhat pretentious document, right?

Microsoft advises of a serious security vulnerability that can be transmitted via embedded fonts

PowerPoint Tips

Office documents can include embedded fonts that automatically install themselves when the document is opened, so PowerPoint, Word and Excel files should be considered risky. If you choose to use this workaround, documents that rely on embedded fonts for proper formatting won’t look right when opened, that is, the embedded font won’t work, but your system should be safe from this particular attack.

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I have seen the worst slide in the world

PowerPoint Tips

I wouldn’t have said anything if this diagram had been called a document, but it was called a slide. I expect military documents to be complicated. But I don’t expect them to make slides of these documents. I’ve see lists of bad slides, but this one takes the cake! Here it is: The worst slide in the world. I found this at [link]. Check it out.

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Get the Basics Right: 4 Ways to Bulletproof Your Proofreading

Presentation Guru

Your audience will take a quick glance at your slides, handouts or whatever document you choose to share, and straightaway begin to make judgements about your competence and credibility. Do you want them to think you are a professional, or not?… … Bitesize Visuals Presentation Design

Do You Read from a Script? Should You?

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation a document to be read or an experience to be shared? The answer should be clear, but for the nervous presenter that leaves an uncomfortable quandary. What is the best way to deliver it so that your audience can fully connect with you and your message? … Performance Rehearsal Audience Connection Confidence featured Practice Public Speaking Using Notes

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Understanding the writing process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

take notes and document external sources. prepare an outline, breaking down your document into manageable chunks. complete a first draft, or a full section of longer documents, before revising. write the introductions and conclusions of longer documents last. revise to ensure your document is clear, concise and focused and supports your purpose. Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process.

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Free PowerPoint alternatives–Google Docs

PowerPoint Tips

For sharing word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents, Google Docs has become the standard and the features are good enough that you can even create the document online. Alternatively, Log into to your Gmail account and click the Documents link at the upper-left. Google Docs is probably the most commonly-used free PowerPoint alternative.

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A Quick Guide to Dissertation Writing


Thesis vs Dissertation: Similar Documents With Important Distinctions. Conversely, this document demonstrates that you’ve “earned your stripes” and can transition from being a student to becoming a scholar. The final year of graduate school is an exciting time.

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How to Memorize a Talk

Kate's Voice

I know this happens after repeated exposure to a written document. When I memorize a piece of music or a talk, it doesn’t take long before I see the pages in my head. I flip through them mentally as I go along. In fact, I seem to remember all of my notes and scribbling, too. [.]. Practical application vocal power Memorization public speaking tips voice lessons

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Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Chunking” – Malala was delivering from a written document (I am unsure if it was a prepared text, or notes), but only spoke while looking down once. Instead, she looked down at her written document, captured a “chunk” of what came next, paused, looked up, and delivered it. Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations and delivered what can only be described as the best speech of 2013, as well as the most powerful address of this decade (so far.)

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