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November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am


SagePresence, a nationally recognized interview preparation and brand consulting firm is leading a half-day workshop for SMPS St. Louis on successful interviews.  Too many firms have no idea how to approach interviews, so they simply bring the same message to every opportunity, or they burn time and energy reinventing the wheel over and over again. In this broad-ranging session, A/E/C leaders learn to ask the right questions in advance of team interview prep to arrive at an effective interview approach and drive the rest of the decisions that must be made. Participants also learn how to align their pursuit team to the strategy and to build unity and consensus throughout the remaining work of interview prep.

This half-day workshop engages the entire interview team:  marketing staff who help visualize the message, technical staff who deliver the message, and executives who empower the team.

Participants take away:

  • The Six Steps of Interview Strategy
  • The Six Approaches to Successful Interviews
  • How to customize your message for each unique selection committee


Dean Lincoln Hyers – Founding Principal, Thought Leadership, Facilitator, Coach

Strategic and bold, Dean shares ownership in your win, putting his head and heart in the game. Dean comes from a background in film, with career highlights including directing a feature film for Warner Brothers’ Home Entertainment and teaching acting technique to US Covert Agents. Through these experiences Dean found his life’s work helping people find their presence under pressure which led to the creation of SagePresence with his colleague, Pete Machalek. Over the course of the last 18 years, Dean has led hundreds of interview prep sessions, helping clients land projects worth over $5 billion. He is the co-author of Winning AEC Interviews.

Pete Machalek – Founding Principal, Business Development, Facilitator, Coach

A born facilitator, Pete expertly creates safe environments that align your team for action. Pete teaches concise, intentional communication, leveraging simple tools that transform fear to excitement. He believes in each person’s capacity to lead, to create messages that influence, and to shape the world. He founded SagePresence with collaborator Dean Hyers in 2001 and co-authored Winning AEC Interviews.

3 CEUs are available for this program.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 15, 2019

Walk-in Policy

To ensure we can comfortably accommodate all attendees, anyone who registers after the deadline will be charged an additional $10 walk-in fee.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations made 48-hours prior to the event will be fully refunded.  Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event. In the event the registrant is unable to attend, another individual from their firm can attend and the attendee will be expected to pay-at-the-door any applicable cost difference (ie. member vs non-member).

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