Careers - Overview
Last Updated: 2022-05-05
On the first slide
- executive summary
- request of the audience
To start a meeting
- "Thank you for your time."
- On your first slide:
- Goal: "The purpose of this meeting is ..."
- Executive Summary: "The key points we will focus on ..."
- Request of the audience (want feedback, need a decision, etc)
- "How does that sound? anything else you'd like to include in this discussion?"
- "Let's get started."
In the middle of the meeting
- add a "listening slide"
Email and Writing tips
- keep it short.
- use bullet points.
- short words, 8 letters or less, avoid
- short sentences, up to one comma; lose the opening clauses ("When it comes to ...")
- Use the right tool to follow up: ask for comments, link to Google Docs; ask to fill in info, use Google Sheets
- "Rule of Three"
- What does the author need (highlight call to action)
- What do the readers need to know (context, structure (bullet points, highlights)
- serve the "steak" first: put the number first "98% of men prefer chocolate," first word should not be "I" or "We"; make the next step clear to the reader.
- Day to day function / R&R
- What is most exciting about your role?
- Past trajectory that led to being in the current role?
- Advice for earning a role on your team?
- Direction the team is moving in, high growth? Vendorizing?
- What's the biggest challenge in the team right now?
- Broader team dynamic - more team based v. individual?
- Skill sets that are essential to excel in the role / team?
- Advice for someone to gain X required skill (i.e. marketing) if currently lacking it?