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Have you ever wondered if the worlds’s leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

How I Work Amantha Imber

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Have you ever wondered if the worlds’s leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

    My Favourite Tip: Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman on how to stop procrastinating and get in flow

    My Favourite Tip: Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman on how to stop procrastinating and get in flow

    My favourite tip from my chat with Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman was on how to stop procrastinating and get in flow.

    You can find the full interview here.

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
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    • 12 min
    Rachel Botsman on obsessing over the first few minutes of virtual presentations

    Rachel Botsman on obsessing over the first few minutes of virtual presentations

    My guest today is Rachel Bostman. Rachel is a world-renowned expert on technology and trust, and author of two bestselling books. Her first book was called "What’s Mine is Yours” which was all about collaborative consumption, and her second book, Who can you trust, explores how technology is transforming trust and what this means for life, work and how we do business. Rachel is a Trust Fellow at Oxford University and has been recognised as one of the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company and as one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world. She is also the host of the podcast Trust Issues. And where you might have come across Rachel is via her TED talks that have been viewed by literally millions of people.

    This is the second time Rachel has been on How I Work. Check out the first interview here.

    In this chat, we cover:
    The biggest challenges for her of working during lockdown
    Designing virtual experiences
    How Rachel has iterated her teaching at Oxford to create a great virtual experience for her students
    The very first thing to get right before delivering virtual experiences
    How to create the space for learning and thinking in the virtual classroom
    How to give introverted people a voice in virtual workshops
    How Rachel has made the switch from face-to-face keynote presentations to virtual ones
    “Settling” people into the room for virtual presentations
    How to create great poll questions
    How Rachel structures a one hour presentation
    How to finish a presentation so it promotes action
    On being a teacher versus a preacher

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    Check out her virtual experience design documents here.
     
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    How to turbo-charge team collaboration in the remote working world

    How to turbo-charge team collaboration in the remote working world

    This episode looks at three simple strategies to improve collaboration in the remote working world.


    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.


    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au


    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co 
     
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    Amantha Imber on doing a hard reset on her work habits

    Amantha Imber on doing a hard reset on her work habits

    My guest today is…me! For the second time in the history of this show, I thought I’d turn the tables and share with you how I run my own workday. It's changed quite a bit in light of some very big changes in my life in 2019. The delightful and wise Dr Jason Fox joins me on the show to sit in the interviewer chair.


    We cover all sorts of ground, including:
    * The huge changes I have experienced in my work and life over the last year and how that has impacted my productivity
    * Why I prefer smaller teams to bigger teams
    * My team’s weekly rhythms
    * The different work experiments Inventium is currently running
    * Inventium’s move to a four day week and how the guidelines have been co-created by the team
    * How I balance work and parenting as a single mother
    * How digital distraction crept back into my life and how I dealt with it
    * How we do goal setting at Inventium
    * My daily and weekly rhythms
    * Why I create rules for myself
    * How I’m changing my email workflow
    * How I think about downtime

    Connect with me via Inventium, and on Linkedin and Twitter.
     
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    My Favourite Tip: Ex-Google Ventures designer John Zeratsky on the calendar template he uses to plan his ideal day

    My Favourite Tip: Ex-Google Ventures designer John Zeratsky on the calendar template he uses to plan his ideal day

    My favourite tip from my chat with ex-Google Ventures designer John Zeratsky was on the calendar template he uses to plan his ideal day.

    You can find the full interview here.

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
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    Dr Jason Fox on trialling a 7-day rhythm for work and life

    Dr Jason Fox on trialling a 7-day rhythm for work and life

    My guest today is Dr Jason Fox. I’ve known Jason for the best part of a decade. Like me, he is a scientist at heart and has a bias for strategies that are grounded in research. Jason travels the world helping leaders from companies such as Microsoft, Salesforce, McDonalds, and Toyota in the area of motivation design.

    Jason is also the bestselling author of The Game Changer and How to Lead a Quest, and in 2016 was awarded Keynote Speaker of the Year.

    Check out the first time I had Jason on the show.

    In this chat, we cover:
    * Why Jason hates the concept of “discipline"
    * Trialling a 7 day rhythm for work and life
    * How Jason assigns different “modes” to different days of the week
    * Jason’s daily rituals that set up his work day for success
    * The value of keeping a daily journal
    * What’s NOT working well in the world of virtual events and workshops
    * How to elicit great comments and questions from virtual workshop and keynote participants and audiences
    * Why virtual events shouldn’t be recorded
    * Why Jason never finishes a keynote with Q&A
    * How Jason is seeing companies innovate the experience of virtual keynote presentations
    * Jason’s favourite questions to ask audiences
    * The importance of the first five minutes of a virtual experience and how to make the most of them
    * The apps that Jason is currently loving

    Connect with Dr Jason Fox here.

    Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.

    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
     
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KJCLDN ,

Improved my work productivity

I love listening to these podcasts and taking away a couple of simple tricks that can change the way I work and love: thanks Amantha!

Andy P16 ,

Great insights

Thanks for asking the questions we all really want to ask of the people we want to hear from. Great podcast Amantha!

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