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Storytelling: The Narrative Impact Behind the Presentation

  • May 18, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom information will be included on your confirmation email


  • Special code required for non members who are attending the Chapter meeting for the first time.
  • If you would like to join the chapter for the next year and qualify for member rates at upcoming events, use this option.
  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
  • This code is limited to members of AMAps, NSAnw and PNODN. Our partner code is set up to provide discounted pricing that is less expensive than what non-members pay for member events and will provide a discount to our elevated and special events as well.
  • Non member student pricing

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ATDps: May 2021 Virtual Member Event

What’s the best presentation, event or meeting you’ve recently attended or seen? What was impactful that you left the event thinking, wow as you walked away? Was it the PowerPoint slides, the font size, the color scheme, the charts? No, it was the story behind those charts, the story behind the data that truly captivated you and made you feel as if you were part of the presentation or ready to take action. Take some time this May 18th at 4 PM PST to hear from subject matter experts, Susan J Grella and Buu Lam, on how to entertain, educate and inspire through impactful storytelling!

Susan Grella is an award-winning creative producer and animator. As Associate Producer of Vulcan Productions, a media company founded by the late philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, Grella served a wide range of acclaimed, cause-based documentary feature films and series including School of Hope (2021), Youth v Gov (2021 winner of the Cleveland International Film Festival), Chasing the Thunder (2019), and Academy Award® nominated documentary film Hunger Ward (2020). Grella also produced a number of 360° films including Guardians of the Kingdom (2019), Seattle Seahawks: The Art of the Play (2018), Death Planet Rescue (2018) and Justin Timberlake’s Montana (2018) experiences for the Museum of Pop Culture.

Prior to joining Vulcan Productions, Grella was a Senior Licensing Coordinator for Microsoft’s award-winning Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon video games for the Xbox console and PC.

Grella belongs to Women in Animation, Latina Geeks, and Future for Us organizations dedicated to the advancement of women in the fields of animation, technology, and other professional spaces.  


Downloadable resources:

Hunger Ward (a word of caution that this contains sensitive content in the suffering of children):

We The Economy:

We the Voters:

Buu Lam is a Senior Solutions Engineer with F5, based in Vancouver, Canada. He has spent the last 10 years, directly speaking with F5 customers and engaging with them to architect solutions around application security, availability and performance. He is passionate about digital transformation, emerging technologies and startups.

Storytelling has always been fundamental to helping Buu's customers understand the value of the solutions he's presenting. Since 2020, he has shifted this storytelling from in-person presentations to online media through live streaming as well as pre-recorded content, to keep his accounts engaged. In doing this, he and his sales counterpart, Daryl, have continued to be one of the longest running, consistently over-performing sales teams at F5.

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Downloadable resources:

Telling a personal story -

Daryl & Buu Channel -

A video for my customers -

Puget Sound Chapter Programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.


Training Delivery & Facilitation, Lifelong Learning


Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory.

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory. 

Online Registration Closes One Day Prior To The Program. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are encouraged.

Special Instructions:

Instructions to attend the virtual meeting will be included in your confirmation email and on the reminder email the day prior to the program. Please save these instructions. Real time assistance is not available. 



ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146



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