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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 57: Virtual Membership

Lydia Martin, an Indy Hall member, initially worked on-site before switching to a virtual membership.  She gave a talk at the People at Work Summit 2016. Virtual Membership With a virtual memberships, Lydia stated that it is 99% using digital online tools to stay connected to the community.  She still feels up to speed about what is happening. Additionally, she is still able to contribute online to discussions.  It is gratifying that local members still know who she is. Even…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 55: CUAsia 2017

This episode is the second half of Andy Hillman and Adam Teterus’s discussion on the annual CUAsia Conference in Thailand.  They talked about how to bring the experiences from the conference back home to their own community. Unconferences At the conference there were a lot of speculative unconference questions.  These unconference questions tell you what people care about. Unconferences allow people to share in a group of people that understand what they are talking about.  Others can offer solutions or…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 54: Security Systems

In a conversation with Adam Teterus, Alex Hillman discussed an article by Alice Dundon , a barista from Berlin.  The article was entitled "Behind the Bar: 5 Ways to Build a Meaningful Network in a Coworking Space." Security Taking interest in people’s lives take a certain degree of curiosity.  There should a genuine give and take between what is exchanged. The different between taking and faking interest is the feeling of comfort one feels.  If someone is taking interest in…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 53: Coworking Compatibility

In a conversation with Adam Teterus, Alex Hillman discussed an article by Alice Dundon , a barista from Berlin.  The article was entitled "Behind the Bar: 5 Ways to Build a Meaningful Network in a Coworking Space." Community Taking interest in people’s lives take a certain degree of curiosity.  There should a genuine give and take between what is exchanged. The different between taking and faking interest is the feeling of comfort one feels.  If someone is taking interest in…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 52: Slack for Community

Virtual Membership With a virtual memberships, one still feels up to speed about what is happening. Additionally, she is still able to contribute online to discussions.  It is gratifying that local members still know who she is. Even local members she never met in person can recognize her. They see her name and contributions online which is rewarding. The number one downside to virtual memberships is a feeling of disconnection that is common.  They often feel as though the main…