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Learn How to Present Visual Stories that Captivate Any Audience

September 22, 2011
at 12:11 pm PST

Have you ever given what you thought was a compelling speech only to hear crickets instead of wild applause from your audience?

Have you ever given a sales pitch that fell flat?

Are you truly connecting with your audience and taking them on a journey or just talking at them?

Presentations are the currency of business communications. Those who master communicating with audiences--whether social media, sales pitches, lead generation, or traditional marketing--rise faster than their peers, reach more customers than their competitors, and turn causes into a groundswell.

Through Cisco’s Partner Velocity program, partners can learn marketing, social media best practices, and tips for engaging with customers from the industry’s leading experts. In our next Virtual Partner Velocity marketing session, we’ll be holding a live online broadcast featuring best-selling author and persuasion expert Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design.

During the hour-long session on October 11 at 8 a.m. PST, Nancy will demonstrate how to apply the methods in her book Resonate: Presenting Visual Stories That Transform Audiences and build meaningful connections with audiences that compel them to action. She’ll also take your questions live on the air.

What will you learn and how can you participate?

In this session, you’ll learn to:

  • Leverage the hidden story structures inherent in great communication
  • Connect with your audience
  • Create captivating content
  • Craft ideas that get repeated
  • Inspire enthusiasm and support for your vision

To register and reserve your spot at this event, visit the Partner Velocity page, click Register now under Nancy Duarte, and log in using your Cisco.com ID and password. By logging in, you’ll be registered for the event. You can also click the “Add to Calendar” button to block out the time on your calendar.

Follow @PartnerVelocity on Twitter, too.

A bit more about Nancy…

Since 1988, Nancy Duarte’s firm has created over a quarter of a million presentations. As one of the largest woman-owned businesses in Silicon Valley, her experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world’s most valuable brands and many of humanity’s common causes: Apple, Cisco, Food Network, Facebook, GE, Google, Al Gore, HP, Nokia, TED, Twitter, and World Bank.

Fascinated by presentations as the most powerful persuasive medium, she determined to crack the code on why some presentations are riveting and others are unbearable. In fall 2010, she released her book “Resonate--Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” which identifies hidden story structures inherent in great communication. In 2008, she authored the award-winning book “slide:ology--The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations” where her more than 20 years of experience were distilled into visual communication best practices.

Join us live and learn how to give riveting presentations that will resonate with your audiences.

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