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A podcast from the IMEX Group, The Talking Point explores the biggest topics in the meetings and events space. Twice a month Kit Watts, IMEX Strategic Communications Director, talks with the people influencing positive change in the industry, through the lens of our annual Talking Point for 2020 and 2021: NATURE.

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A podcast from the IMEX Group, The Talking Point explores the biggest topics in the meetings and events space. Twice a month Kit Watts, IMEX Strategic Communications Director, talks with the people influencing positive change in the industry, through the lens of our annual Talking Point for 2020 and 2021: NATURE.

    “Adaptive teams and wilding organisations” A conversation with Jon Barnes.

    “Adaptive teams and wilding organisations” A conversation with Jon Barnes.

    Today in our episode we’re talking re-wilding organisations to improve productivity, resilience, and collaboration with Jon Barnes, Adaptive Organisations Consultant. 

    You’ll take away insights including: 


    We speak a lot about learning from nature (it’s out Talking Point!), but exactly how are we putting this into practice at IMEX? 
    What does being a gardener have to do with good leadership?! 
    What is an adaptive team? And how can being adaptive increase employee freedom and responsibility? 
    Why should we move away from “traditional” agile working jargon towards nature metaphors? (Hint: human beings aren’t machines!) 
    Why over-structuring an organisation can result in waste of energy, talent and money – and how do we break out of those structures? 
    What are the longer-term benefits of “waiting and watching” – nurturing your team to develop their own solutions to problems? 

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    You can reach Jon at his website here: http://jonbarnes.me 

    We're excited that Jon has allowed us to give his Wilding Organisations book away totally free of charge. It really is the simplest and quickest way to get a flavour of adaptive working and the benefits it could bring to your business: http://jonbarnes.me/books/wilding-organisations 

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    If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our events, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/. We’re here to serve and we like to have fun doing so. If that sounds like you, be sure to follow us. 

    • 15 min
    “Lessons from 2020 and the second generation of virtual events”. A conversation with Dale Parmenter

    “Lessons from 2020 and the second generation of virtual events”. A conversation with Dale Parmenter

    Today in our episode we’re talking about the most important lessons learned from 2020 (!) and the meaning of a new term ‘second generation events’ with Dale Parmenter, CEO, DRPG.


    You’ll take away insights including:
    How to can embrace your virtual event abilities
    What are the most common mistakes event planners still make when producing a virtual event?
    Why it’s vital to look to television for inspiration when planning the audience experience
    Why failing to rehearse is rehearsing to fail – the false economy of trust!
    Why in-person, serendipitous meetings are never going to go away

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    If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our events, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/. We’re here to serve and we like to have fun doing so. If that sounds like you, be sure to follow us.

    • 18 min
    “Bringing communities together with nature” A conversation with Greg DeShields.

    “Bringing communities together with nature” A conversation with Greg DeShields.

    Today in our episode we’re talking about how nature can bring communities together with Greg DeShields, Executive Director, PHL Diversity.

    You’ll take away insights including:


    How and why Philadelphia came to position itself as a leader in diversity
    Why planners choose to take their events to a diverse city and the impact on communities
    Fairmount Park in Philadelphia is five times larger than New York’s Central Park – who knew?!
    How Philadelphia uses its parks to engage nearby communities, underserved groups and youth
    Why natural environments, even those within cities, can be huge assets to destinations as events start their return

    Greg DeShields spoke on an expert panel at PlanetIMEX in October 2020, in the session COVID-19 -where are we now? You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/i4hsGet0yJY

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    If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our events, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/. We’re here to serve and we like to have fun doing so. If that sounds like you, be sure to follow us.

    • 17 min
    “Reconnecting with nature” A conversation with Daniel Fox.

    “Reconnecting with nature” A conversation with Daniel Fox.

    Today in our episode we’re talking about the power of nature with Daniel Fox, photographer/philosopher/explorer/entrepreneur/artist and author of Feel The Wild. This is part two in a podcast series with Daniel.

    You’ll take away insights including:


    How do we re-connect with nature – is it as simple as leaving your phone behind?
    Why Daniel thinks climate change is about our relationship with the world, both giving and taking.
    What are young peoples’ attitudes towards nature?
    What happens when there is no connection with nature?
    How having ups and downs in life can create a certain kind of peace
    Where will Daniel’s travels take him next? (As soon as the world re-opens!)

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    Daniel Fox will be speaking at PlanetIMEX, the October edition. Stay tuned here: https://planetimex.com/

    Daniel’s book, Feel The Wild, is available now http://danielfox.co/book/

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    If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our events, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/. We’re here to serve and we like to have fun doing so. If that sounds like you, be sure to follow us.

    • 15 min
    “The power of nature and using your voice” A conversation with Daniel Fox.

    “The power of nature and using your voice” A conversation with Daniel Fox.

    Today in our episode we’re talking about the power of nature with Daniel Fox, photographer/philosopher/explorer/entrepreneur/artist and author of Feel The Wild. Keep an eye out for part two of this podcast, coming soon.

    You’ll take away insights including:


    What Daniel has to say about the craft of photography - Budding nature photographers listen up!
    Nature is both teacher and mentor – how do we listen?
    How Daniel’s mantra serves to connect him to nature and himself (and what do snow globes have to do with it?!)
    What is the power of using your voice, in nature and in life?
    Why it’s important to feel our connection with animals, whether in conflict or communion
    Earth, wind, fire, water – which is Daniel’s favourite element?

    Daniel Fox will be speaking at PlanetIMEX, the October edition. Stay tuned here: https://planetimex.com/

    Daniel’s book, Feel The Wild, is available now http://danielfox.co/book/

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    If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our events, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/. We’re here to serve and we like to have fun doing so. If that sounds like you, be sure to follow us.

    • 14 min
    “Putting human nature back into data” A conversation with David Allison.

    “Putting human nature back into data” A conversation with David Allison.

    Today in our episode we’re talking about putting human nature back into data with David Allison, Founder, The Valuegraphics Database, the first global database built to predict and influence the behavior of entire target audiences. You’ll take away insights including:


    How traditional demographics no longer work for us – as David says, we’re all the same age now!
    Why focussing on values over demographics can save you money
    How crises can impact a person’s values
    What factors can motivate a person who strongly values environmentalism
    How can values-thinking help businesses during the pandemic

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    David Allison will be speaking at PlanetIMEX, the October edition. Stay tuned here: https://planetimex.com/

    David Allison will be presenting “The Breakthrough Power of Shared Values - What Buttons to Push” during MPI’s WEC Grapevine. Learn more: http://wec.mpiweb.org/events/wec-grapevine/event-summary-baa585d4178443e383611e83429edcdf.aspx

    The Valuegraphics Database: https://valuegraphics.com/

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    If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our events, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/. We’re here to serve and we like to have fun doing so. If that sounds like you, be sure to follow us.

    • 14 min

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