Trust Me. Give Your Speech, Change the World by Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is author of the classic book on slide design, slide:ology and the soon-to-be-released resonate. She runs Duarte Design and is the designer of, among many others, Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” PowerPoint deck and book. Nancy interviewed Nick recently, discussing how to create and deliver powerful speeches and presentations. Visit Nancy’s website to […]

From ‘Yes We Can’ to ‘I don’t quit’ — a rhetorical analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union speech

President Obama gave his first official State of the Union address last night.  He gave a similar speech at a similar time last year, but he had just taken office, so the White House did not call that one a State of the Union.  This time, it’s POTUS’s first SOTU, as the insiders would say.  […]