Improve Your Slack
**TO ATTEND THIS FREE ONLINE EVENT YOU MUST SIGN UP AT https://generalassemb.ly/education/improve-your-slack/minneapolis/109103 — YOU WILL RECEIVE ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD VIA EMAIL BEFORE THE EVENT**
About This Event:
The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring COVID-19 very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.
Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online – including this one.
Registered participants will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this offering will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.
Are you using Slack, but feel like you need a quick crash course on how to use this powerful platform? This workshop will bridge the gap between your current usage of Slack and how experts use it, especially in today’s WFH environment. Students should come to class with some familiarity with Slack or have used Slack in a workplace setting (although not required). The hope is to immediately incorporate certain examples from the workshop into your Slack work environment. Specifically, we’ll go over ways to categorize & find information, minimize a “noisy” Slack, and keep engagement high as office work becomes more remote.
Familiarize yourself with the layout of Slack
Tactics on keeping the noise down
Prevent missing out on key information
Cool tips and tricks
How to receive Slack notifications on key words and actions
Develop a strategy to minimize or suppress unwanted notifications
Simplify your Slack layout including your channel pane
How to create and manage a “distro” in Slack using user groups
Learn how to setup various reminders
Use key integrations such as Outlook or Google calendar
Learn key shortcuts
This class will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack
You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection
Pre-work and class set up information will be emailed to all students signed up the day prior to class
About the Speaker:
Director of Global Sales Strategy & Operations,
As a sales ops professional, Tom has a keen eye for efficiency using data and process improvements. It started early in his career as an Army intelligence officer, looking at battlefield data to help predict and forecast enemy activity. Now, he uses his skills to predict sales performance and streamline Go-To-Market revenue generating processes. Hey, it’s not as sexy, but it pays the bills. Tom has spent a lot of his time honing his craft at some of the fastest growing and most well recognized tech companies in the world such as LinkedIn, Slack, and Handshake. It’s at Slack where he discovered the beauty of learning how to communicate with others in a more simple, pleasant and productive medium. He’s now ready to share the joys of Slack to the rest of the world and help others learn about the power behind this tool.