If great presentations were easy to build and deliver, they wouldn’t be such an extraordinary form of communication.

Great presentations are like magic. They amaze their audiences. And great presenters are like magicians. In addition to practicing regularly, both are reluctant to reveal the methods behind their performances. In this summary, presentation expert Nancy Duarte cracks the code on how to orchestrate the invisible attributes that shape transformative audience experiences.

By leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature, Duarte reveals how you can transform any kind of presentation into an engaging journey. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content and elicit a groundswell of response.

Resonate describes what it takes to be a world-class communicator. It shows you how to evolve information into a story that connects with your audience and rallies them to action.

At the heart of leadership and learning is great storytelling. In Resonate, Duarte gives you the tools to teach, motivate and encourage audiences not just to listen, but to change and to act.

Applied with passion and purpose, the concepts in this summary can accelerate your career trajectory or propel your social cause.