A new medium for communicating: Nancy Duarte’s “Slidedocs”

Mitch Joel, podcaster, blogger, and digital marketing agency thought leader, recently featured the incomparable Nancy Duarte on the Six Pixels of Separation podcast. She leads the world’s greatest presentation design firm, Duarte, which has been responsible for producing such noteworthy presentations for folks like David Allen (of Getting Things Done fame), ESPN, Twitter, Citrix, Michael Pollan, and most famously, Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth.

Here’s Mitch’s introduction of Nancy for the podcast:

When people ask me what is the main skill required for success in life, I think of one thing: being able to present an idea in a cogent way. When I think of people who understand the dynamics and intricacies of giving great presentations (and telling better stories), I think of Nancy Duarte. Along with running one of the most prestigious agencies, Duarte, for helping brands to create better presentations by crafting better stories, Nancy is also the author of several amazing books including, Slide:ology, Resonate, and the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. Nancy has a new book out and it’s called, Slidedocs… oh, and it’s free. A slidedoc is a hybrid of a presentation and richer content mixed together so that you’re reading (like a book) but enjoying it, because it’s more visual. I think Nancy is on to something. Slidedocs can either be the perfect leave behind or a whole new way to publish books. Either way, me likes and I wanted to dig into the topic deeper. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: Six Pixels of Separation Episode No. 411

If you were paying attention, you’ll notice that Nancy’s new book is free. You can get it here: Slidedocs. It has completely changed my perspective on sharing information and has been infecting my thoughts for nearly a month now. Check it out, as I’m sure you will learn something valuable.

Nancy Duarte - Slidedocs

Image courtesy Duarte, Inc.