Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences is the second book from presentation superhero Nancy Duarte.
It is also the second book of hers which I strongly recommend you read — immediately.
I adore this book for so many reasons … here are a couple!
1. Numerous case studies
There are seventeen case studies woven into Resonate, stretching from Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address to contemporary TED Talks. The analysis presented is insightful and engaging.
2. It’s beautiful… in an important way
When discussing the creative team led by Alfred Hitchcock, Duarte writes:
‘The presenter is the public persona of a single individual, but in reality, the best presentations result from the collaborative efforts of an empowered team behind the scenes.’
This is true for Resonate as well. Nancy Duarte deserves credit as the author, but the collaborative efforts of the Duarte firm make the book beautiful. By “beautiful”, I don’t mean simply that “the photos were nice” or “the typesetting was elegant”; rather, the numerous visuals add tremendous value to the book.
I would love to hear from you after you have read it!! Please get in touch and let me know your thoughts!