The easy part is saying "no" to mindless deck prep. The hard part (okay, what feels like the impossible part) is managing your coworkers' expectations of you. Now that #NoDeckDay is upon us, how will you prepare your team for the change they'll see in you? Even if it's just for a day, there might be deeply rooted expectations that you can be counted on for slides. So we've assembled some tools to help those around you understand you're not just being defiant. You're giving up decks for a day in favor of more purposeful communication.
This office kit doesn't take long to download, print and assemble, and the benefits are twofold: You'll make a public declaration of your intentions, and you'll get a taste of working in media other than presentation software.
These images are yours to download and send a strong message to any coworkers who might be listening on social media. Don't forget to tag @storiesstick and use #NoDeckDay so your team knows you're joining the movement.
A simple, subtle addition to your email signature can make a big impact. Consider how many emails you send and receive (recent studies show the average adult receives about 150 daily), and imagine how broadly you'll be able to spread the word of your freedom from slides. Feel free to copy/paste one of the below, or create one in your own words.
Please consider your audience before presenting. Today is #NoDeckDay and I'm considering you. You're welcome.
I'm making a difference by not making slides today. #NoDeckDay
Today is #NoDeckDay. I'm doing my part to wean business leaders from our pervasive addiction to slides. Will you join me?
And there you have it. Everything you need for a successful #NoDeckDay:
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