Working with the Worst Team Ever!
What do you do when you’re on a new team project? Are you the only competent one there who gets stuck doing all the work while the others take most of the credit? Group projects can get dark and frustrating, but they don’t have to be. Instead of banging your head against the wall, watch this to learn how to make your next team project go quick and smooth so you don’t end up with the worst team ever!
THE SHORT VERSION SUMMARY: Group and Team Presentations.
1.) Business as Usual. Don’t fall into the normal routine of what most groups do. Most groups review the material, design their own slides, divvy up the time equally, and then rehearse last minute. Spare yourself the stress and hassle and use a better plan.
2.) A Better Plan. Assign a leader, and decide who your best two speakers are. One opens and manages time, the other closes and organizes rehearsals. Start strong, and finish strong.
3.) One Style. One person designs the deck to keep the style and format unified.
4.) Focus on Transitions. Rehearse changing speakers so you don’t end up embarrassing yourselves with a “Have you met Ted?” moment.
5.) Assign Time. Decide on your central message, and what points contribute to that message. Rank the points in order of importance, and assign time to members who are covering them. Not everyone should contribute equally.