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Life after Decks: Storytelling for Influence

November 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

What’s with modern businesses’ dependence on presentation software? Why are 30 million decks being prepared EVERY DAY, when slides have proven to be the least effective method for selling in ideas? There’s a science to the dependency, and when you understand it, you can overcome it.

Join us for this SMPS Dallas luncheon where you’ll  learn to build something powerful and lasting, instead of creating slides. You’ll learn to stir your audiences emotionally, by crafting provocative narratives based on familiar patterns.Let’s leave mindless decks of data in our dust, and start telling stories that stick.

Eric Harris, Founder of GatherRound
Eric started GatherRound after his experience in brand- and agency-side leadership roles exposed him to a frightening phenomenon: The pervasive reliance on presentation software for communicating and attempting to sell in ideas. Eric believes presentations deserve more respect, because the better we are at selling in, the more cool stuff we’ll get to do. So Eric and his team invented and now teach The Campfire Method for presentation training. Since 2015, Eric has had the privilege of coaching enlightened teams – at organizations such as CallisonRTKL, The Real Estate Council, Activision, The Marketing Arm, and YUM! Brands – who know storytelling and leadership are synonyms.

This program covers material relevant to SMPS Domains of Practice 1 & 4 and is worth 1 CEU.

Thank you to our event sponsor, CP&Y, Inc! 


Walk-ins are welcome; however, a $5 administration fee will apply at the door.

Registrations must be received 1 working day prior to the event. Cancellations are fully refundable with 24 hours or greater notice. After registration closes you will be responsible for the full cost of the program, even if you cannot make the event. To cancel your registration and receive a refund, please contact Julia Meade at treasurer@smpsdallas.org.

Although payments and contributions to SMPS Dallas are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses under other provisions of the IRS.


November 13
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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CP&Y, Inc.
1820 Regal Row Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75235
Dallas, TX 75235 US
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