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How to make a GeekGirlCon decision


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Helping GeekGirlCon staff make informed decisions in their roles.

Helping GeekGirlCon staff make informed decisions in their roles.

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  • 1. How to Make a GeekGirlCon Decision By Erica McGillivray, President
  • 2. Common ways people make decisions: Actively Decide Ask someone to decide for them Crowd-Source Inaction
  • 3. You are awesome. Let’s empower you to make decisions!
  • 4. No matter which way you make your decision, you are still responsible.
  • 5. “There is no time forfuckery.” – Tammy Vince Cruz
  • 6. General Decision Making• Who?• What?• Where?• When?• Why?• How?
  • 7. Does it involve money?
  • 8. Think Critically
  • 9. Dig to the Heart of the Matter
  • 10. Use Your Resources
  • 11. Do Your Research
  • 12. Consider complexity, history,consequences, and alternatives
  • 13. Don’t Overthink
  • 14. Listen to your instincts, but dont let them control you
  • 15. Ask Wisely• Clearly ask for something• Give choices or suggestions• Give a time frame• Simplify the decision making• Hold off on asking and think more Thoughts?
  • 16. Hang in there!
  • 17. Who to Involve
  • 18. OR
  • 19. Make Sure They’re the Right People
  • 20. When in doubt, ask your manager first
  • 21. • Not a Magic 8 Ball.• Not the GeekGirlCon Jesus.• Does not always have all the facts.• Cannot always help in a timely or effective manner.• Will not tell you what shoes to wear with your chemistry joke t- shirt.
  • 22. Crowd-sourcing can be dangerous
  • 23. Sometimes, you just need to let people know
  • 24. How to Evaluate YourDecision
  • 25. The Most Important Question: Does This Reflect Our Mission Statement?GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing toscience and technology; comics arts and literature; and game play andgame design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creatingcommunity to foster continued growth of women in geek culture.
  • 26. The Five Pillars of GeekGirlCon Supportive Celebratory Welcoming Community Empowering
  • 27. Supportive
  • 28. Welcoming
  • 29. Empowering
  • 30. Community
  • 31. Celebratory
  • 32. Be able to explain your decision
  • 33. Execute that decision
  • 34. Do things, tell people
  • 35. Celebrate Success
  • 36. 95% of the time, failure is okay, lesson learned, & something we can fix.
  • 37. Next?