Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, 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. The largest design agency in the Silicon Valley, and 5th largest woman-owned employer, Duarte, Inc. is estimated to have created more than a quarter of a million presentations.
Nancy has 25 years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders, influencing how the world perceives some of the most important brands and entities, including Apple, Cisco, Facebook, GE, Google, HP, TED, Twitter, and the World Bank.
Nancy has been a keynote speaker at numerous business conferences, including Future of Storytelling, World Domination Summit, and the Pioneers Festival. She has spoken at a number of Fortune 500 companies and counts many more among her firm's clientele. Nancy also speaks at business schools and teaches classes at Stanford University several times a year.
In addition to Illuminate, Nancy is the author of three bestselling books. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, which identifies the hidden story structures inherent in great communication, 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. The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations gives readers the tools and confidence they need to master public speaking.
Nancy has three grown children who walk in their destiny, a husband who has loved her for over 30 years, and a first grandchild on the way.