Facilitation Tips for Early-Career Designers

How to ease the nerves and host a successful meeting

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  1. What did you accomplish yesterday?
  2. What are you working on today?
  3. What roadblocks are you currently facing?

Tip #1: Prepare an Agenda

  1. Prepare an icebreaker. I know this sounds cliché, but icebreakers are a great way to make daily stand-ups more interactive.
  2. Invite your peers to a Miro board and conduct a warm-up exercise to get everyone’s creative juices flowing, especially early in the morning.
  3. Get ideas from others (see below). How might learning new approaches to solving problems help you complete your day-to-day tasks?

Tip #2: Ask Follow-up Questions & Gather Ideas

Tip #3: Practice, Practice, Practice

  1. Talk in front of a mirror
  2. Record myself and listen to it after. This helps me discover and reflect on what I could be doing better. Did I use a lot of filler words? Did I explain myself in a concise manner?

Tip #4: Let Your Personality Shine



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