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Safari Books Online to Host Complimentary Webcast on October 8th with Nancy Duarte, Author of slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
Duarte Offers Practical Approaches That Combine Conceptual Thinking and Inspirational Design
Sebastopol, CA - September 30, 2009
Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, announced today that it will host a complimentary webcast on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT with Nancy Duarte, author of the book titled slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations.
Presentation software requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. Nancy Duarte offers practical approaches that combine conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world's leading brands.
As principal of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, Duarte will speak about the following ideas throughout the 60-minute webcast:
- Connect with audiences
- Turn ideas into informative graphics
- Create graphics that enable audiences to process information easily
- Develop truly influential presentations
- Utilize presentation technology to your advantage
"Of all the millions of presentations and billions of slides that have been produced, most of them miss the mark and with the result that the viewer is left wanting more," said Paige Mazzoni, VP of Marketing, Safari Books Online. "slide:ology challenges the typical method of creating presentations by teaching people how to be a visual thinker. Nancy Duarte will help attendees with their careers by encouraging them to create momentum for their causes."
To register for this complimentary event, please visit: http://www.safaribooksonline.com/events/slideology.html. The first 10 attendees to sign up and attend will receive a free autographed copy of slide:ology and all webcast attendees will receive 45 days of complimentary access to the book on Safari Books Online. Subscribers can download and print content and can view the content online or in PDF format from a computer or mobile device like the iPhone/iPod touch.
About Safari Books Online
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About Nancy Duarte
Nancy Duarte has been principal of Duarte Design since 1990; Duarte passionately pursues the presentation development and design niche. One of the largest design firms in Silicon Valley and listed as a top woman-owned business in the area, Duarte Design is one of the few agencies in the world focused solely on presentations, whether they are delivered in person, online or via mobile device. Her 20 years of 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.