Kia ora and welcome to this update on seeds, next impact lunch, musings from me and an invite to co-create an unconference ourselves in 2020 …
The next impact lunch is on Friday 6 September at XCHC – sign ups for the limited places available and full description, videos on it and info is here. And facebook group here. Last time was a dinner with 44 which was awesome for networking and encouragement – do you want to come to lunch?
Seeds podcast now has 120 episodes and is about to hit 40,000 listens – thanks to you all for supporting and spreading word about it. Have recently talked with:
- Bridget Williams on the SDGs and start-up Bead and Proceed;
- Israel Cooper on founding Home and the value of community;
- Hannah McKnight on communicating vision with NgatahiCommunications;
- Dave Sewell on Leadership and dealing with Stress;
- Emily Morrow on balance: achievable or mythical?;
- Ian Kennedy on being the ambassador to Japan;
- Related to that, key things I learned about doing business in Japan;
- Bill Murphy on Impact Investing and the Purpose Capital Impact Fund;
- Glen Herud on failure, starting again and Happy Cow Milk;
- 7 minutes from a talk in Melbourne on the business/charity paradigm…
A consistent key theme across such diverse people and backgrounds and topics threading through all interviews: be clear on your purpose and stay curious.
The most popular episode so far? With 1,100+ listens the 100th one was a short reflection from The Honourable Justice Joseph Williams sharing about the meaning of the Karakia “Whakataka te Hau” … it’s really profound and moving which explains why!
Impact Unconference 2020 – calling collaborators, yes you, for an unconference next year, it will not be normal!! No “sponsors” just many collaborators, if you want to be involved, that’s enough – read the description and send me your logo (already 14 up there) if you want to be added to the early supporters – yes, it’s early stage and will morph and be messy and evolve over time … but it’s time to start organising things that set Christchurch apart as the impact city we know it is … action: reach out if you want to be involved, and send your logo to be added as a supporter on the page. (Thanks former seeds guest Matthew Goldsworthy of Youth Arts NZ for the graphic).
Some recent musings: I recently reflected on what we are each building with our lives and posted it as a very short 5 minute seeds episode here – let’s go for the big visions! It starts: “You are walking along a deserted path in a place you’ve never visited before. The sun is beating down and it’s a hot day. In the distance you see three people …”
Am going to do another “How to create a podcast” session at the end of September – it’s an event on the Facebook page of Seeds. 27 September at 10am. You can find it here to sign up and tell others who might be interested … there will also be an impact panel exploring what sets Christchurch apart as an impact city (from 11am same day). Both events are part of Impact Week 2019 tying in with Impact Summit from UCE…
(if you can’t wait, I already put up all the info on how to make a podcast here)
Panel coming up: Will be hosting a panel discussion on Christchurch as the City of Impact on 27 September – just after the session on how to create a podcast. Great panel including Abdigani Ali, Bridget Williams and Tim Loftus with more to be added. More info and details here.
At the back end of the podcast statistics thought I’d share two graphs which are pretty fun to watch – one shows where in the world people have listened – up to 68 countries now – and the other shows the listens per day. I would be happy with the 5 or 10 listens the podcast got per day for the first many many months but as you can see from the stats the trend is growing up with more solid per day averages more recently. It’s not millions but remember this is people listening to an hour of talking, not just an autoplaying short video. It’s only grown due to a bit of hard work to put out an interview each week but a big thanks to all of you for helping spread the word by telling others, posting about it and being an unofficial ambassador for the show… and keep up the effort with all you are doing!
I love getting feedback from former guests like Bridget Williams from Bead and Proceed who posted this to Instagram …
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