After watching Duarte’s speech, I understand her model of what makes a good presentation. However, I don’t buy into the idea that any great presentation or story fits into some standard model. I see good presentations and stories as more abstract than models. In a way, an abstract is arguably another kind of model, but I think only certain presentations fits into different models with varying degrees of accuracy or success. Duarte claims that her model can map countless famous addresses and presentations, but to what degree. Will it be as accurate as MLK’s “I have a Dream” or Job’s reveal of the Iphone. I believe it cannot be done. In fact, I believe no structured model will ever map a great speech with flawless accuracy. Which is why I see speech structures as abstract; they change, and adapt and will fit into some models and not others.