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February 2017 - AIM Lunch Meeting

  • Thursday, February 09, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Wasatch Room, 10th Floor, 15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150

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The Storyteller's Secret

How Narrative Intelligence can Transform Your Organization

WANT TO ELEVATE EFFICIENCY, increase buy-in from stakeholders, and decrease frustration upstream and down? Build a team of master storytellers. Blockbuster films, timeless literature, memorable journalism, and the funniest jokes— they’re all powered by the same fuel: masterful stories. That same narrative power is central to the most dynamic teams and the most innovative companies, all of whom have uncovered a single secret: all effective communication is simply good storytelling. Revealing we are all storytellers at heart, Jason helps to build the capacity to understand how stories work, how they’re built, and why they stick. 

Transforming an organization’s communications practices, graduating them from clumsy to focused, from random to intentional, from scattered to purposeful, Jason explores the power of narrative design. In this fast-paced, inventive keynote, you’ll be handed tools used by the greatest storytellers of our time, and you’ll build muscle as they have, learning how to aggregate, curate, and amplify your message.


Our Speaker/Facilitator:  


Jason Allen Ashlock
Founding Partner of Frontier Press

In the early months of the global recession, when the publishing industry was anxious and contracting, Jason launched a literary firm from a standing start. In a few years, it had become a known industry force. He packaged books for Hall of Fame athletes and Oscar-winning acors, for Pulitzer nominees and Grammy winners, for indie film stars and fledgling novelists. In the process, he honed his skills in narrative design and product development, and then pivoted to a new mission: break the book out of its ghetto. Frontier Press is how he's chipping away at the wall.


About Our Sponsor: Summit Partners

Summit Partners was founded in Las Vegas in 2008 as an IT solutions provider, and has grown to include locations in Salt Lake City and Denver. Summit Partners is well versed in providing expert consulting for our customers’ data-center, networking, security and virtualization needs. We are an authorized Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner and represent HPE Aruba Wireless products, HPI Desktops and Laptops as well as Palo Alto Networks, Nutanix and many other industry leading vendor partners.

Summit Partners provides services focused around the setup and implementation of data-center infrastructure, wired and wireless networking, security assessments and solutions as well as software from industry leaders such as VMware, Symantec, Veritas, Veeam, Micro Focus, Sophos and Zerto. Serving the Small-to-Medium Business (SMB) and large enterprise customer base, as well as educational institutions and government agencies, Summit Partners acts as liaison between the end-user and the hardware and software providers, and offers something unique to our competitors: we have the ability to provide our customers much needed local consulting services along with the hardware and software they purchase.

As experts in IT solutions design with over 50 years’ combined experience in the industry, Summit Partners is involved in every stage with the customer, from initial system design, through order and delivery of systems, followed by implementation services and continual functional and technical support throughout the product lifecycle. Our philosophy is to build long lasting relationships so that you can rely on Summit Partners as an extension of your IT environment.


We hope you can make it to this event!

Cheers,

 AIM Board

 

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