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The Practical Futurist Podcast

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International Keynote Speaker and Practical Futurist Andrew Grill looks at what's new and what's next, providing practical and actionable advice in each bi-weekly episode, where he is joined by global experts to talk about the near-term future.

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Episode 7: The Future of Pitching for Success with Peter Hopwood
In Episode 7 we speak with Pitching expert Peter Hopwood and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Pitching for Success?”Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking and pitch trainer and conference host.We spoke with Peter from Croatia where he lives and works.We discussed a range of topics relevant to companies of any size including:Getting people curious about your businessSimple tricks for networking eventsHow to stand outMistakes people make when pitchingWhy the first 60 seconds is keyThe worst pitch everShow you care what you're talking aboutThink about your style and toneGetting your nerves under controlOwning the pauseHow being different gets you noticedChanneling Don Draper from Mad MenThe importance of rehearsalsThree things you can do next weekWhy should people listen to you?Think about your "sexy secret"Find out more about PeterMore information and show notes can be found on the episode page.For more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
Episode 6: The Future of Employee Communication with Ethan McCarty
In Episode 6 we speak with the CEO of Integral Communications Group Ethan McCarty  and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Employee Communication?”A former journalist, Ethan joined IBM in early 2000 to manage the web presence for IBM’s $6 billion a year research division, he also co-authored their groundbreaking blogging guidelines, launched IBM’s intranet podcasting platform and worked on IBM’s award-winning annual report to shareholders.He is now the CEO of Integral Communications Group, a consulting firm specializing in employee activation, as well as a masters-level lecturer on digital media and employee communications for Columbia University.We spoke to Ethan from New York where he lives and works.We discussed a range of topics relevant to companies of any size including:Why Ethan started an employee activation companyInternal vs External communicationsHarnessing your external networkEmployee Advocacy beyond: "Please retweet this"How do you measure employee engagement?Helping attract new talent to the firmUsing communication as a recruitment toolHow do you "activate" employees?Stop "interruption messaging"Culture and purposePersonal brand vs company brandRenting your brand to an organisationEminence vs advocacyShowing up with your networkDesign your value proposition to be network permeableGetting your digital tools readyWhat 3 things can you do next week to start an employee engagement program?1. Start talking with employees2. Reinspect the measures of our work3. Inspect your practice of iterationThe Agile ManifestoMore information and show notes can be found on the episode page.For more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
Episode 5: The Future of Digital Transformation with Tiffany St James
In Episode 5 we speak with Digital Strategist Tiffany St James and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Digital Transformation?”Tiffany is the former Head of Public Participation for the UK Government and an Executive Director of the British Interactive Media Association.She embeds digital and social media capability into national and international organisations and governments, and speaks worldwide on social media, digital strategy, women in tech and tech innovation.We discussed a range of topics relevant to companies of any size including:Digital Transformation in the UK GovernmentWhat would you do differently?Digital Transformation with peopleHow do you transform a large corporate?Changing the physical interior of a businessBeing "digitally curious"Instilling play into corporate educationDeveloping your problem solving muscleUsing escape rooms to aid problem solving"Corporate adventuring" to find out informationRunning a "corporate fire drill"Use Corporate Venturing to solve problemsThe Two Tribes in every organisationOrganising a HackathonBe careful not to over-serve young leadersWhat can the board teach young people?Hackathons to create cultural changeDigital DiversityDigital MaturityThe digital talent crisisGetting people studying the right subjectsGet involved with local schools & unisStudying a 2nd language - codingLearning how to learnWhat is Employee Experience (EX)?Wellness in corporates - a fresh lookQuantified WorkersMore productive employees take breaks togetherWomen in innovationDiversity of ThoughtThree things for next weekYou can read all the show notes on the Episode page.For more on Andrew - what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill
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Episode 4: The Future of Work with Dom Price from AtlassianEpisode 3: The Future of Voice with James PoulterEpisode 1: The Future of Communication with Martin BrooksEpisode 2: The Future of AI and Ethics with Minter DialThe Practical Futurist Podcast
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Started
May 17th, 2019
Latest Episode
Aug 11th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
7
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31 minutes
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