University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Communication Department

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"Anyone can talk, but few do so strategically"

1st Meeting Prep

working in groups will be part of your life

  • “Preparation is everything. Noah did not start building the ark when it was raining.” – Warren Buffett

    1.     Conduct a personal assessment to determine (see Skill Assessment link)

    ·        3 personal strengths

    ·        3 areas of improvement

    2.     Develop a personal “instruction manual”.  Almost every new product you buy has one. Your “instruction manual” is really a bunch of tips for how others can most effectively work with you. (See example 1, example 2)

    3.     Construct a list of resources you can bring to the group (e.g., personal contacts, special skills, equipment, access to information, etc.)



    4.     Jot down a list of potential meeting times.   




Listed below is some advice from former communications students who have successfully trained their neural pathways.

"Taking a Phil class will definitely raise your stress levels.  However, once the class is over, you will realize that it was all worth it."   -Jerome Allen

"Do not concern yourself with what you believe Phil is "looking for" as the "right answer," rather construct a unique solution to the problem and develop a strong line of rationale and you will succeed beyond measure" -Marcus Reitz

"GO TO CLASS!!!  No matter how many notes you print off the website, you will never get all the information!, read, read!  If you don't read, the multiple choice questions in the exams are going to kick your butt!" -Angela Stangel