Creative collaboration: A gluestick for creative teams

Creative collaboration: A gluestick for creative teams

What do you tell your client when she consistently shows up ten minutes late to your meetings?

When was the last time you told your project manager ‘no, that’s not a reasonable deadline?’

How do you critique your designer’s terrible prototype without sabotaging your relationship?

Welcome to Creative Collaboration.

Whether it’s with a client, a manager, or a peer, eventually we all experience communication breakdown. But so many creative professionals never find the words to get a broken team back on track.

Take a deep breath and come talk about your project and people woes with like-minded commercial creatives. We dive into project horror stories and show you the proactive approach to team communication.

You’ll leave with helpful scripts that you can use the next time your team takes a turn for the worst.

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Louder Than Ten

April 04, 2016
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  1. Creative Collaboration A glue stick for broken teams @thestraymuse @louderthanten

  2. Rachel Gertz Digital PM Trainer and Consultant Partner Louder Than

    Ten @thestraymuse @louderthanten
  3. Hi

  4. planning updates schedules meetings notes assets resources milestones problems risks

    changes expectations feedback improvements ?
  5. 75% Up to of project fail

  6. } Embrace your inner project manager

  7. Project nightmares

  8. FEAR

  9. FEAR

  10. How do teams work?

  11. 5 How do teams work?

  12. We teach people how to treat us

  13. Boundaries are good

  14. People drive when they think we can’t

  15. Calendars are sacred

  16. Learn the scripts http://louderthanten.com/resources

  17. “Can we add a blog?” http://louderthanten.com/resources

  18. “That’s a great idea. Let’s see how much time it’ll

    take and how much it’ll cost.” http://louderthanten.com/resources
  19. “Let’s see if that supports your business goals. If not,

    let’s make a plan for something that will.” http://louderthanten.com/resources
  20. not my job.

  21. Put your team first

  22. Trust

  23. Dan doesn’t reply to emails

  24. WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY

  25. He forgets

  26. Because he’s tired

  27. Because he’s worried

  28. Because: ‘urgent’ tasks

  29. “You have something in your teeth.” Tough conversations

  30. Styles ?

  31. Director Communication style Strengths Struggles What they want Let them

    talk about it Speaks directly Bold Influential Demanding Abrupt Domineering Give options Get to the point Explain clearly
  32. Socializer Communication style Strengths Struggles What they want Let them

    be a part of it Open Warm Easygoing Too transparent No filter Lacks self awareness To feel included Broad facts Verbalize opinions
  33. Thinker Communication style Strengths Struggles What they want Let them

    read it Speaks directly and frankly Sometimes forceful, abrupt, interrupt Give options Get to the point Explain clearly Communication style Strengths Struggles What they want Let them read it Detail oriented Specifics Facts Too serious Introverted Passive Transparency Specifics Processing time
  34. Relator Communication style Strengths Struggles What they want Let them

    feel it Speaks directly and frankly Sometimes forceful, abrupt, interrupt Give options Get to the point Explain clearly Communication style Strengths Struggles What they want Let them feel it Empathic Expressive Supportive Submissive Soft spoken Indecisive Relaxed envmt Low conflict Reassurance
  35. Phone Audio Call Video Call Face to Face Email <Instant

    Msg>
  36. Know your red flags 10 min…

  37. Scenario 1 Your teammate is 15 min late for every

    meeting & needs to leave early.
  38. What does it mean? What should you do? What are

    the risks? How should you react?
  39. You hear tension on your calls between client and your

    photographer & now they’re not agreeing on direction. Scenario 2
  40. What does it mean? What should you do? What are

    the risks? How should you react?
  41. Project nightmares 25 min…

  42. Project dreamland 15 min…

  43. I PM }

  44. Non Violent Communication

  45. Your Brain on Love

  46. Resources http://lt10.co/better-teams