The Practical Futurist Podcast

The Practical Futurist Podcast

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.... Show More

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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 even... Read more

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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 re... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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In Episode 4 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 AtlassianPlace, products, purpos... Read more

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In Episode 3 we speak with James Poulter, the co-founder of Voice Agency Vixen Labs and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Voice?”.In this show we covered a range of topics including:Why James started podcasting back in 2007Key learnings from being an early podcasterHow the next generation will interact with computers using voiceHow smart speakers will drive the growth of all voice servicesIs there a voice “kille... Read more

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In Episode 2 we speak with Minter Dial about the future of AI and Ethics and answer the question “What’s the Future of … AI & Ethics?”.In this show we covered a range of topics:What is "Heartificial empathy"?The need for empathy in businessCan we create empathy in a machine?Feeling vs cognitive empathyEthics in AIAvoiding conscious biasHow can we learn to be more empathetic?The case for reading great novelsEmpathy as a key comp... Read more

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In the 1st episode of the Practical Futurist Podcast, we spoke with Impacttologist Martin Brooks and answered the question “What’s the Future of Communication?”.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)?Tip... Read more

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