Stuck on how to introduce yourself to a new project team? Here are the answers!
Introducing yourself as a project manager may feel intimidating. But there are simple things you can do to make a really good impression with a sipmle but solid introduction.
Here are a few steps you can take to ease those nerves and make a great first introduction! Learn how to introduce yourself as a project manager like a pro!
1. Do Your Research
Before you meet your project team, do some research on the individuals who will be on the project.
You might be thinking, what on earth does this mean?
You have a team that you’ll be getting to know, but it can be really helpful to go in already having a sense of who they are.
Who are these individuals? What is their subject matter expertise? Talk to your manager or project sponsor to get that insight, because it really helps to know ahead of time a little bit about who you’re dealing with on your project team.
2. Email Introduction
If you followed the first tip, then you’ll already have some information on exactly who they are. But their first impression of you happens through email.
Sending an email introduction will set the tone for when you meet with them in person. The email introduction should be short and sweet, and you can talk a little bit about your project style to set the tone.
More Self-Introduction Tips for Project Managers
If you’re starting a new project soon, you’ll want even more self-introduction tips. I made a YouTube video diving into more specifics on the best ways to introduce yourself to a new team as a project manager, including examples.
Head over to YouTube with me and we’ll keep chatting about this!
And if you want to make sure you really succeed on your new project, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement to make every project successful.