Being a part of a team

By Brittany Malone

Word of Mouth Events & Planning

Intern

866-905-9002 ext. 114

I am sure some events lend themselves to a duo or even a solo act. But sometimes, it is greatly appreciated to have a group of people working together to meet the same goal.

I am the project lead with three team members and assistance from my boss. Working in a group of four may seem simple, but I assure you it is not an easy task. The tip for this week is how to keep yourself and your team organized and on the same page.

Communication – This is a big deal. Whether it is sending 100 emails per day, making seemingly endless phone calls, creating chat rooms, or exhausting your text messages, communication is an essential element of a strong team.

Take Good Notes – Anytime an idea, question, or suggestion comes to mind, write it down. You can never have too much information or too many notes. Then, at the end of the night, type everything out so you can keep it dated and recorded as neatly as possible.

Err on the “too much” than “too little” – When communicating, include as much information as possible. If you felt it was important enough to write down, then include it when you relay information.

Embrace suggestions – Always listen to what your team members have to say. Everyone has a different way of looking at things, and by finding an efficient way to combine all the angles, the end result can be amazing.

Never forget your boss is there to help you – Your boss is experienced in the industry and has overcome a lot of obstacles. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or use their resources. And always pay attention when your boss is speaking. Note how they communicate with other professionals. View your boss as the perfect template for success.

Remember, each day opens the door for a new learning experience. So soak it all in.

Happy planning!

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