Set Expectations and Goals2:03 with Hope Armstrong
In this video, I'll explain the importance of setting expectations and goals for a meeting.
- Meeting goal
Alright, now the prep work is done and 0:00 it's time to start creating the slide deck. 0:02 I'll show you a Google Slide deck that I created as a walk through each section. 0:04 For this presentation, I'll be talking about a project I worked on at Treehouse. 0:11 I was tasked with improving the recruitment experience for 0:16 the apprenticeship program. 0:18 In a nutshell, Treehouse forms a partnership with an employer, 0:21 who is interested in hiring apprentices. 0:24 Then we partner with an organization in that city, 0:27 and they connect us with local talent who want to work in tech. 0:30 Those who are interested in participating are directed to a landing page, and 0:34 they submit an interest form to be considered for the program. 0:39 I'll get into the details later, but 0:43 that's all the back story you need to know for now. 0:45 All right, let's jump into Google Slides. 0:49 First up is setting the expectations for the meeting. 0:52 I like to add an agenda that outlines the structure of the meeting. 0:56 This gives everyone a sense of what the meeting will cover and 1:00 helps the meeting stay on track. 1:03 Be mindful of time constraints, 1:05 as that will affect how detailed your deck will be. 1:07 It's okay if you don't know how your outline will end up, 1:10 I usually tweak it as I build out the slide deck. 1:13 My design presentations generally follow this flow, the problem, 1:17 goals, researching the problem, solving the problem, project plan and feedback. 1:22 Next step is defining the goal of the meeting, 1:29 what are you hoping to get out of the presentation? 1:32 In this case, I was getting feedback from a cross-functional team. 1:35 I wanted to hear ideas and concerns about my design idea from my coworkers in 1:39 engineering, product and customer support. 1:44 At this point, I recommend letting the audience know you'd like to hear feedback 1:47 at the end of the meeting, although they can feel free to ask questions throughout. 1:51 That's it for setting up the expectations for the meeting. 1:55 In the next video, I'll get into the project. 1:59
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