No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, chances are
you’re required to deliver visual presentations to your peers, boss,
or your customers. Indeed, presentations have become the de facto
business communication tool. Yet unlike verbal communication,
thinking visually isn’t easy, natural, or commonly taught in schools
or business training programs. Fortunately, O’Reilly’s newest
release–slide:ology ($34.99)–fills that void.

This highly anticipated resource is written by Nancy Duarte,
President and CEO of Duarte Design in Mountain View, CA, the firm
that created the presentation for “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore’s
Oscar-winning film. Combining conceptual thinking and inspirational
design, slide:ology offers practical approaches on how to create
ideas, translate them into pictures, display them well, and then
deliver them in your own natural way.

“A great slideshows is determined by the type of interaction a
presenter has with their slides” declares Nancy Duarte. “If the
presenter is addicted to reading bullet points, then everyone in the
room suffers.”

“We can keep blaming software for the putrid output, but in reality
we need to take responsibility,” adds Nancy. “As communicators,
learning to create visual stories that connect with our audience is
becoming imperative–especially in light of global competitive

Nancy Duarte is President and CEO of Duarte Design, one of the
largest design and woman-owned firms in Silicon Valley. Her client
list is loaded with Fortune 500 companies, including Adobe, Cisco,
Google, and Hewlett-Packard. Duarte Design is widely recognized as
the leader in presentation development and design.

For more information about the US$34.99, 294-page book, including
table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: