MRU Oral Exam
How to Perform Well in the MRU Oral Exam

What to expect from the panel?

There will be at least 3 coaches bombarding you with questions and judging your results against the set goal, your deliverables, and performance during the oral exam.
Your personal coach won’t be among them so that we can be impartial. The coaches will have deep questions about your insights and actions and try to assess if you are aligned to WS Pro.
They will give you negative feedback and test your attitude during the exam. The ability to turn negative feedback into improvement is a crucial ability of an elite manager.

How to do the oral exam?

The oral exam’s schedule is:
    5 minutes of you giving the panel an overview of your insights and actions in the remotecamp.
    25 minutes of questions from the panel.

First 5 minutes

This is your time to show off all of the valuable insights you had and your impact on the team during your time in the remotecamp and you should aim to do the best presentation as possible.
Make this 5 minutes count, show that you’ve found the most crucial issues, show that you understand the team and show that you came up with the best action plan possible and how the WSPro framework helped you to get there.
Plan your presentation. Don’t come to the oral exam and expect that you will “just say something” in the first 5 minutes.
Put it down, plan your transitions from slide to slide, measure how much time it takes to present it and practice practice practice!
Ideas to include in your presentation:
    Your progress against the goal, showing your dashboard
    Your top insights and actions you executed / week
    Your 30-day plan. (If you haven’t reached the goal this has a bigger emphasis)

15 minutes of questions

We will go into details about your slides, evaluate every conclusion you made or the data you provided. We will be as thorough as possible to ensure your success at the SVP.
Don’t become defensive, stay positive and turn every negative situation to your advantage and impress the panel with the level of detail in your findings and your knowledge about the team.
Communicate clearly and concisely. We will test your knowledge of the WSPro framework as well, which you should already know by this time by learning from the training materials, attending the live training sessions, but most importantly: by the experience you gained during your time in the remotecamp.

Do-s and Don’t-s

Don’t: Assume that you will do well in the exam just because you are usually good at public speaking.
Do: Practice! Organize a study group with your fellow remote campers and do “dry runs” → simulate the oral exam with your peers and judge each other, try to do the same as we do on the oral exams.
Your peers can provide you with valuable feedback, don’t ignore them, use them to make your slides and insights better!
Do: Share your screen, move around in your data so you can more easily make the panel understand your insights.
It’s common to show the two slide deck (both slides), but it’s ok to show us other sheets/slides or a presentation you prepared for this event.
Don’t: Immediately go into the lowest level of details about a problem to the level it’s not understandable.
Do: Give a birds-eye-view of your insights and drill into details when asked
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