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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 25: The Stack 2

Vanessa Gennarelli talked to Alex Hillman for a new edition of "The Stack." Health Operators spend a lot of time looking after other people that they forget to look after themselves.  They tend to give everything they can to the community. However, there needs to be limits and boundaries to what lengths you will go for it. Alex decided to reinvent his lifestyle in terms of health with exercise routine and a better diet.  After embarking on his new routine,…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 24: Starting a Space

Trevor Twining of Cowork Niagara talked to Alex Hillman about what it looks like when a coworking space is getting started. Getting Started Trevor went to a cafe downtown and spoke to the owner about bringing people in.  This was an important step for him because it established a long term relationship with the cafe and helped form the core of the community.  With the permission of the cafe owner, the had somewhere to meet. They started by meet once…

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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…

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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,…

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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…