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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 49: Ask the Members

Alex Hillman and Adam Teterus approached the podcast in a new way.  This episode was focused on asking members Asking Members Coworking is an environment full of people.  Inevitably, there will be ideas that do not work out.  However, members are often forgotten throughout this whole process.  Asking members is much more than a survey or a vote. In these instances, there are set options that members are expected to choose between.  There is a fine line between directly asking…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 48: Coworking Europe Brussels Part 2

Alex Hillman and Sam Abrams continued their discussion on the Coworking Europe Conference from the last episode.  Sam related her workshop to improv. Community Something that is taken for granted in the coworking industry is community.  There is an assumption that you should be successful in community if you take certain steps or do certain things.  You learn community building skills with practice. No one is naturally good at community building. It takes practice, time, and dedication.  If you do…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 47: Coworking Europe Brussels

Alex Hillman got an inside look on the Coworking Europe Conference in Brussels from a friend who attended the event.  He discussed the event with Sam Abrams. A conference can be used to share what you know.  However, no one should go into a conference thinking that they know more.  There should be no feeling of superiority within the space. The conference was valuable in how much knowledge and ideas were put out in the open.  There can also be…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 46: How to Build a Network

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." Taking Interest 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…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 44: What Happens When People Leave

Alex Hillman took the audio from a Facebook live video he did that got positive feedback on what to do when people leave and turned it into a podcast. Over Indexing When you put so much work into bringing people together, it stings when they leave.   People often over index one unsubscriber and ignore or forget about the many more people who signed up or joined.  There is so much anxiety surrounding people that leave a space. We need…