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The Coworking Weekly Show Alex Hillman: Community Builder, Culture Designer

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    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

This is a podcast for people who build coworking communities.
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    EP57 - Pro-tips for "virtual" coworking memberships, from a member who has mastered it

    EP57 - Pro-tips for "virtual" coworking memberships, from a member who has mastered it

    Think you need to go to a coworking space to be genuine member of the community? Think again!
    Give this quick but powerful episode a listen, featuring Lydia Martin's crowd-favorite talk about "remote coworking" from last year's People at Work Summit.
    Enjoy!

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    • 11 min
    EP56 - Countdown to the People at Work Summit

    EP56 - Countdown to the People at Work Summit

    We're counting the days to our big ONLINE coworking conference, The People at Work Summit. Find out who's speaking, and what an online conference really "looks" like.
    In this episode, Sam and Adam highlight some of our speakers and their discussion topics. Tune in for a fun discussion, and lots of similes.
    And make sure you grab your tickets for the event at http://peopleatworksummit.com, and listen to the end of the show for a way to get 10% off your ticket!

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    • 25 min
    EP55 - You really should have been at CUAsia 2017

    EP55 - You really should have been at CUAsia 2017

    "Everything was really, really, really good." There's something in the air at CUAsia, and it's making coworking founders and operators extremely good at their work. In this episode, Alex and Adam recap their recent trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand for CUAsia 2017. Find out what impressed them most during their trip overseas and why they think even though Asia is young in terms of coworking, the entire region deserves our undivided attention as leaders of the industry.
    While discussing the schedule of this year's conference, we dive into why we think CUAsia is far beyond the curve, why it feels like a coworking conference at its best, and why we think the Asia Pacific contingent of coworking professionals are primed to make big moves in our industry. Huge props to CAAP, Hubba, Hubud and so many more for putting in the work.
    Related links & mentionsCUAsiaCoworking Alliance of Asia PacificSubscribe to the show to get a new episode every MondaySubscribe in iTunesSubscribe in OvercastGet the RSS FeedSubscribe via emailAnd don't forget you can also follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/alexhillman :)

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    EP54 - A better security system for your coworking space

    EP54 - A better security system for your coworking space

    At Indy Hall, we don't offer lockers, we leave our door wide open, and we tend to leave our computers on our desks while we're away for lunch. And yet, we all feel safe and sound. How is that possible?
    In this episode, Adam and Alex visit a pivotal past event in which a member stole from the community and how we introduced a community-focused solution for keeping our members safe.
    A good security system is an incredibly important, super tricky thing that can be hard to introduce and easy to screw up. Is a lock-down solution worth the sacrifice of people feeling welcomed? Find out how we manage to keep our community safe while elevating the value and importance of trust.
    We've written about this before! Check out extended Show Notes & Related Links:Dangerously Awesome: "The neighborhood Watch Method..."Subscribe to the show to get a new episode every MondaySubscribe in iTunesSubscribe in OvercastGet the RSS FeedSubscribe via emailAnd don't forget you can also follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/alexhillman :)

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    • 26 min
    EP53 - "Coworking will never work here"

    EP53 - "Coworking will never work here"

    If you have ever heard or spoken the words "coworking won't work in this town", this episode is for you. Alex is joined by Sean Fedorko, founder of Radius Cowork, and the two community leaders debunk the popular myth that coworking can't succeed in a small town. Alex learns what gave Sean the confidence to start his coworking community in a place where everyone told him it wasn't possible.
    Find out what Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the United States, and "small city" Erie, PA have in common when it comes to attitudes toward coworking. And learn why embracing your region, not rejecting it, is the strongest and most overlooked resource for your community's success.
    Related links & mentionsSean Fedorko's TEDx Talk, "The Case for Coworking"
    Brian Slawin's TEDx Talk, "Why Erie?"
    Subscribe to the show to get a new episode every MondaySubscribe in iTunesSubscribe in OvercastGet the RSS FeedSubscribe via emailAnd don't forget you can also follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/alexhillman :)

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    • 42 min
    EP52 - How we use Slack to build community online

    EP52 - How we use Slack to build community online

    In this episode, Sam and Alex talk tools - specifically, one tool we use at Indy Hall to create community continuity. Find out which communication software we use to create a first-class gathering space for our entire community.
    People underestimate how much value an online gathering place brings to a coworking community. Using Slack, we create opportunities for members to discover one another and feel ownership over the community they belong to.
    Subscribe to the show to get a new episode every MondaySubscribe in iTunesSubscribe in OvercastGet the RSS FeedSubscribe via emailAnd don't forget you can also follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/alexhillman :)

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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61 Ratings

61 Ratings

TryMyHardest ,

Excellent and super helpful

Alex is awesome! He actually personally connects and his episodes are golden!

TheTMFS ,

Immensely valuable

Thankful is a word that we hear all too often - almost to the point where it is all too easily dismissed.

With that being said, I am TRULY THANKFUL for the sharing that Alex and his team do through this podcast.

The podcast is a living, breathing example of the values that Alex and his team support - giving without the expectation of receiving.

Iknowmusicguy ,

Turned on and out of sight, man.

These two guys are hilarious. I am glad that you guys are in Philly. Nick Eubanks turned me on to the podcast. But it is good to hear a friendly voice in Alex Hillman. This is a goud one.

Baron