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Rethinking meetings ๐ŸŒด

The Shift: Redesigning worklife

Welcome to Issue #86!

Ever heard of a tree meeting?

Tree meetings are when you climb a tree with your team to have a discussion.

A new perspective can bring you unexpected resultsโ€ฆ.

Trees are uncomfortable, so you meet for a shorter time. Shorter meetings are better. 

Better than a shorter meeting is no meeting at all (lately, all mine have been voice notes on WhatsApp, usually when Iโ€™m out walking).

Edo Sadikoviฤ‡ on how trees can be a metaphor for how to work your meetings differently. Plus more creative places to meet like mushroom and pool meetings.

You create better results when you enjoy something and stimulate all your senses. 

Where was your most memorable meeting?

– Nika

Via Fanny Marcoux – simple marketing for busy freelancers.

Sende is a village home for people who work online, hidden in the Spanish mountains. โ€˜Sendaโ€™ means path in Spanish. Try it out (also in Portugal).


5 Things ๐Ÿ”— ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐ŸŒŸNotes: microblogging on Twitter is now in beta (up to 2,500 wordseditable). A bold move, and good to see them investing in writers. Notes have a unique URL so anyone can read them – best for promo and repurposing long-form content. But what will my feed look like?! Follow @TwitterWrite for updates.

๐ŸŒŸApply to be a TED Fellow. Recognising folks on the ground working on world-changing ideas – the doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, educators, activists, entrepreneurs, and non-profit leaders. Donโ€™t be shy; apply by 30 June.

๐ŸŒŸPhoebe Lovatt’s Public Library is a physical and digital space dedicated to sharing mind-expanding books and ideas. Books for reference and reading plus zines and mags for sale. Books and big ideas. Currently @consul_studio HQ, E1. That table! A gorgeous space ๐Ÿ’™

๐ŸŒŸAnne Helen on The Expanding Job. The great reshuffle continues, with a staggering 44% of workers looking for a new job. Many people like their work โ€œand could do it so well, for so much longer, with so much more creativity and precision, if they were just doing that one job, instead of the three currently required of them.โ€

๐ŸŒŸTechWomen100 Awards (WeAreTechWomen). Now in its sixth year and looking to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women working in technology (women make up just 17% of the industry). An awards series that showcases emerging tech talent and creates role models. Nominations open on 1 July.


Roe v. Wade. Shattered to hear the news from the US. Women already struggle so much to balance work and childcare. 5 people made a decision that impacts the lives of millions – and will affect the poorest women the most. We shouldnโ€™t overlook the economic impactAbortion access means financial freedom for individuals – and a healthier economy for everyone.


Written byย Nika Talbot, founder of award-winning Firebird Studio. Content designer and strategist, based near Brighton, heart in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Contact me if you have something to share, a link suggestion, or just want to say hi.

Enjoy reading this? Why not buy me a glass of Prosecco? ๐Ÿฅ‚

By Nika Talbot

Writer and tech storyteller | Building an online media business. Posts and stories on biz growth, writing, remote work and lifestyle design.

Contact me if you have a project to share, a link suggestion or just want to say hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ I love to collaborate and co-create.

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