Alex Hillman Podcast

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 23: Team

Very few people talk about how hard it can be to succeed as a team in a coworking space.  Alex Hillman opened discussion on this topic with Amanda and Christine from Lantern Fish Press. People-Focused Project Amanda and Christine have been really focused on putting the other people involved with their projects first.  Their project was the kind of thing that was started because they loved doing it. Since they took so much pride in what they were doing, they…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 22: Community in Comedy

Sam Abrams talked to Greg Maughan about how the theater, and its community, has evolved over the years.  Before he founded Philly Improv Theater, Greg Maughan felt that Philly lacked a comedy community. Many similarities can be drawn from Greg’s process to that of coworking. Background Greg started the theatre knowing he didn’t want to start a club.  Theatre is very different from a club. Clubs are more like a bars that hire people to tell jokes.  In this setting,…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 21: Creating a Conference

Adam and Sam sat with Indy Hall members Curtis and Kotaro, co founders of the Cocoa Love Conference.    Venue When looking for a location it is important to find a venue that is going to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere — not a cold, lecture hall.  If the conference is remote, give the attendees some means on communication. That way, they can talk and feel as if they were in the same room.  For example, use Slack. What makes…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 20: Future of Work

Alex Hillman answered questions on the future of work. What does the term ‘coworking’ mean to you specifically? Coworking has become such a broad term to mean so many different things.  It is really just the ability to take a look at how people work together. More specifically, coworking is how they work together when they do not have to.  A coworking space provides an opportunity for you to be around people you choose. Trust and relationships come first when…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 19: Q&A

Alex Hillman answered three questions from listeners and readers. What should be considered when purchasing furniture for a coworking space?   Decisions on furniture is inconsequential in comparison to the thought you should be putting into the community.  However, if people are going to be getting work done, you do need to think about how your space is affecting how they work and interact with other people. Professional furniture is expensive.  When searching for furniture, you want to consider agility…