How in the world have I not shared Nancy Duarte’s TEDxEast Talk with you? She discusses her work in resonate and shares an important presentation analysis tool: the sparkline. Many key components from her book are explained, so if you loved this TEDx Talk, you’ll definitely want to purchase your own copy of resonate.
Nancy Duarte examines the Gettysburg Address in her book resonate to show how the speech follows her sparkline. Lincoln masterfully sails back and forth between what is and what could be, and the finale of his speech culminates in a call to action Duarte calls the “new bliss.”
Chiara Ojeda first introduced me to this amazing visualization of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address when I attended her class discussion on the modes of persuasion. Ojeda asked her students to analyze the speech while looking closely at pathos and ethos. Adam Gault created the beautiful, haunting visualization with help from Stefanie Augustine and Carlo Vega.
Learn more about Nancy Duarte’s Sparkline here. She has an incredible video tutorial that explains the Sparkline in detail and gives examples to prove it works. The chapter and page numbers at the top of the image (above) correspond to Duarte’s most recent book, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences.