Episode #262

How to Use Slides, Stories and Data

With Nancy Duarte

How to use slides, stories, and data in your speeches is something every speaker should know, whether you’re new to the game or have been around for a while.

And there’s no one better to spell it out for us than Nancy Duarte. Nancy is the author of several books including Illuminate, Resonate and her most recent book, DataStory.

She is also a prolific speaker and storyteller and on today’s show, she explains when to use slides, the most common slide mistakes speakers make and how to use both data and stories in the most powerful way possible. Join us and you can find out all of this and more on episode 262 of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW

  • How did she start working with Apple over 30 years ago?
  • How the audience affects the content of your slides.
  • What number of slides is too many?
  • Who are the finest speech crafters in her experience: introverts or extroverts?
  • What is the messy middle and how do you apply it to speaking?
  • Why first person stories are most effective.
  • How do you determine whether or not a story should be shared?
  • And much, much more!

Want to know exactly what to say to finally land paid speaking gigs?

We’ll send you the exact three emails you can send to conference planners and event organizers that Grant Baldwin (our founder) used to book over $2M in speaking gigs. 

Related Podcasts

Ready to keep building your speaking business? Check out some of our other podcast episodes below!

#432: How to Become a Master Speaker with Erick Rheam
We have big news: we’re launching a new program at The Speaker Lab. In this podcast episode, Grant is joined by Erick Rheam to tell...
#431: How to Have an Audacious Mindset with Anne Marie Anderson [Student Highlight]
When we say our programs get you results, Anne Marie Anderson is what we mean. After decades of experience in sports broadcasting, Anne Marie realized...
#430: The Power of Intentionality with Ryan Botner [Student Highlight]
We love bragging about the success of our TSL students on the podcast. Today’s guest is a real gem — he speaks straight from the...