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What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Jul 6, 2023

Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova. 


On this week’s episode, I’m welcoming back Nancy Duarte, who I have nicknamed “the storyteller of the Valley” (the Valley being Silicon Valley). 


Nancy is a communications expert who's been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte Inc., is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley as well as one of the top women-owned businesses in the area. It's the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture, creating more than a quarter of a million presentations.   

As a persuasion expert, she has cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She's written five best-selling books and is ranked #1 on the list of the World's Top 30 Communication Professionals. Her TED Talk, The Secret Structure of Great Talks, has over 3 million views.  

THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anybody at any level who wants to learn how to tell a data story in a way that will inspire action.


TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… most of us are sifting through data to identify challenges and opportunities. But how do we effectively present our findings? Nancy has spent years studying what makes a persuasive presentation and shares what has discovered. 


WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… even if you’re the speaker, the audience should be the center of your presentation because if they don’t understand or get on board, your idea will ultimately fail. 


Running Time: 26:07


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Nancy’s Books and TedTalk:

Data Story




HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations


The Secret Structure of Great Talks