May
17
Fri
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episiode 1
May 17 @ 19:00 – 20:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episiode 1

In the 1st episode of the Practical Futurist Podcast, I spoke with Impacttologist Martin Brooks about the Future of Communication. Recorded in London May 2019. Listen to all Podcast episodes on the Podcast page with links to listen or subscribe via your favourite podcast platform. For more information on Martin and a full transcript of the episode, head to the Episode 1 page.

In this show we covered a range of topics:

  • What is an Impacttologist and who would hire one?
  • What levers can you pull to make you a better communicator and maximise your impact?
  • How we communicate in a world without face-to-face communication (eg messaging apps, Skype etc)?
  • Tips to become a better presenter
  • Tips to communicate more effectively in conference calls
  • How persuaders are irreplaceable and how those with these skills will transcend the threats from AI
  • 3 Suggestions for next week
  • What’s been the greatest technology threat/opportunity for your business?
Jun
3
Mon
2019
The Future of Work Podcast
Jun 3 @ 09:00 – 10:00

Andrew appeared on the 3rd Episode of the “We r Future” podcast to talk about the future of work.

A link to the podcast website can be found here or you can listen to or watch a replay below.

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The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 2
Jun 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 2

In Episode 2 we speak with Minter Dial about AI and Ethics, following on from the launch of his new book “Heartificial Empathy” and understand what companies can do to be more empathetic.

Listen to all Podcast episodes on the Podcast page with links to listen or subscribe via your favourite podcast platform. For more information on Minter nd a full transcript of the episode, head to the Episode 2 page.

In this show we covered a range of topics:

  • What is “Heartificial empathy”?
  • The need for empathy in business
  • Can we create empathy in a machine?
  • Feeling vs cognitive empathy
  • Ethics in AI
  • Avoiding conscious bias
  • How can we learn to be more empathetic?
  • The case for reading great novels
  • Empathy as a key competitive advantage
  • The rise of the “Empathy Index”
  • 3 Practical tips for next week
Jun
17
Mon
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 3
Jun 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 3

In Episode 3 we speak with James Poulter about the opportunities for voice with consumers and B2B.

Listen to all Podcast episodes on the Podcast page with links to listen or subscribe via your favourite podcast platform. For more information on James and a full transcript of the episode, head to the Episode 3 page.

In this show we covered a range of topics including:

  • Why James started podcasting back in 2007
  • Key learnings from being an early podcaster
  • How the next generation will interact with computers using voice
  • How smart speakers will drive the growth of all voice services
  • Is there a voice “killer app” yet?
  • What will Google Duplex do for voice?
  • Building empathy into voice services
  • The science of voice phrasing for success
  • The notion of a “brand tone of voice”
  • Predictions for voice in the next 18 months?
  • The possibility for dedicated voice departments
  • Ambient listening – what is it and what are the implications?
  • How voice is growing thanks to “screen fatigue”
  • The rise of voice + AR
  • Voice in the enterprise
  • Privacy vs utility – crossing the “privacy chasm”
  • Three things listeners can do next week to experiment with voice
  • Offer of a free Amazon Echo to the first listener to contact James @JamesPoulter with the hashtag #practicalfuturistpodcast
Jul
1
Mon
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 4
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 4

In Episode 4 of the Practical Futurist Podcast, we speak with Dom Price, Work Futurist at Australian Unicorn Atlassian and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Work?”

This special episode was recorded live in front of an audience at Australia House in London during Tech Week, hosted by The Australia United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce where

We discussed a range of topics relevant to companies of any size including:

  • The culture at Atlassian
  • Place, products, purpose, people
  • When AI evolves, what will we be doing?
  • Unlearning old ways of working
  • Why Dom hates business cases
  • How can you “unlearn”?
  • The 4 “L’s”
    – Love
    – Longed for
    – Loathed
    – Learn
  • Example of the 4L’s in practice
  • Declining every meeting
  • Staying up to date with latest trends
  • The Atlassian scale-up story
  • What would you do differently?
  • How do you hire people before you need them?
  • The best advice Dom ever received
  • Getting better not bigger
  • Creating company values
  • The values interview
  • Recognising excellence against values
  • What makes the Australian Tech market unique?
  • Learning a 2nd language – coding
  • The hiring challenge in Australia
  • Importing talent to amplify local talent
  • Success through diversity
  • You’re not going to be the next Netflix of …
  • Attracting talent beyond free lunches & ping-pong tables
  • Hiring for values
  • The secret sauce of Atlassian
  • How to win the global war on talent
  • Running a tech camp

You 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

Jul
15
Mon
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 5
Jul 15 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 5

In episode 5 we speak with Digital Strategist Tiffany St James about 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 Government
  • What would you do differently?
  • Digital Transformation with people
  • How do you transform a large corporate?
  • Changing the physical interior of a business
  • Being “digitally curious”
  • Instilling play into corporate education
  • Developing your problem solving muscle
  • Using escape rooms to aid problem solving
  • “Corporate adventuring” to find out information
  • Running a “corporate fire drill”
  • Use Corporate Venturing to solve problems
  • The Two Tribes in every organisation
  • Organising a Hackathon
  • Be careful not to over-serve young leaders
  • What can the board teach young people?
  • Hackathons to create cultural change
  • Digital Diversity
  • Digital maturity
  • The digital talent crisis
  • Getting people studying the right subjects
  • Get involved with local schools & unis
  • Studying a 2nd language – coding
  • Learning how to learn
  • What is Employee Experience (EX)?
  • Wellness in corporates – a fresh look
  • Quantified Workers
  • More productive employees take breaks together
  • Women in innovation
  • Diversity of Thought
  • Three things for next week

You 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

Jul
29
Mon
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 6
Jul 29 all-day
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 6

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 company
  • Internal vs External communications
  • Harnessing your external network
  • Employee Advocacy beyond: “Please retweet this”
  • How do you measure employee engagement?
  • Helping attract new talent to the firm
  • Using communication as a recruitment tool
  • How do you “activate” employees?
  • Stop “interruption messaging”
  • Culture and purpose
  • Personal brand vs company brand
  • Renting your brand to an organisation
  • Eminence vs advocacy
  • Showing up with your network
  • Design your value proposition to be network permeable
  • Getting your digital tools ready
  • What 3 things can you do next week to start an employee engagement program?
  • 1. Start talking with employees
  • 2. Reinspect the measures of our work
  • 3. Inspect your practice of iteration
  • The Agile Manifesto

You 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

Aug
12
Mon
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 7
Aug 12 all-day
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 7

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 our business
  • Simple tricks for networking events
  • How to stand out
  • Mistakes people make when pitching
  • Why the first 60 seconds is key
  • The worst pitch eve
  • Show you care what you’re talking about
  • Think about your style and tone
  • Getting your nerves under control
  • Your first and last 90 seconds
  • Owning the pause
  • How being different gets you noticed
  • Channeling Don Draper from Mad Men
  • The importance of rehearsals
  • Three things you can do next week
  • Why should people listen to you?
  • Think about your “sexy secret”
  • Find out more about Peter

More 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