Setting Deadlines for Your Yearbook Ladder

MeetingLadderDeadlinesNow that you have your yearbook ladder mapped out, it’s time to set deadlines. If you haven’t already, you should be contacting your Inter-State Studio sales representative to plan your yearbook submission deadline. You will be able to schedule the rest of your deadlines based on your final deadline. In order to make establishing these deadlines easy and effective, we have gathered some tips for you to follow.

1) Divide your ladder into sections. Give each section a deadline. Check these dates often to make sure you are on top of what you need to be doing and when.

2) Give each section a realistic amount of time to be completed. Don’t put all of your deadlines in the same week and expect each section to get the individual attention it needs.

3) Have a preliminary due date a week before the actual deadline. Completing the sections  a week before the deadline will allow you to catch minor errors that need to be fixed. This will prevent extending deadlines and will assure readiness when deadlines hit.

4) Work on one section at a time. Working on several different parts at the same time will decrease your productivity and the quality of the section. Focus on the section that has the closest deadline.

5) Set a start date along with your due date. This will help you know when you need to start working on the section and to keep it from being delayed.

6) Avoid extending deadlines. This will only set you back and delay progress.

We hope these tips help you with your yearbook deadlines. Comment below with any additional tips or questions!

Don’t forget to checkout our Chalktalk Lessons for your yearbook committee!


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