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Meeting Culture | October 27, 2021

We’ve rounded up 10 of our top Control the Room podcast episodes that span topics from design thinking and remote work to how to be a great facilitator and have courageous conversations in the workplace. Listen in to start having more magical meetings today.

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Podcast | October 26, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Gregory Galle, Co-Founder of Solve/Next and the Author of Think Wrong, about about his 30 years of experience applying his Think Wrong problem-solving system to both the private & public sectors, the importance of understanding Cross-Sector Communication and creating the conditions for ‘Being’ in business.

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Podcast | October 19, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Petra Wille, Product Leadership Coach of Strong Product People, discuss her extensive experience developing product people and how her experience as a software developer influenced her facilitation practice, and her Team Radar meeting.

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Podcast | October 12, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Dana Publicover, Managing Director of Publicover & Co., about her extensive experience solving challenges for customers across a variety of creative industries, how her experience facilitating Design Sprints influenced her current business services, and getting past biases on discovery calls.

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Podcast | October 5, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Evo Heyning, CEO of Playable Agency and Executive Producer for Metaverse Media Series, about her extensive experience working with the metaverse, creating immersive experiences, and developing the spatial web.

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Podcast | September 28, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with A conversation with Madelon Guinazzo, Co-Founder and Consent Facilitator of Cuddlist, about the importance of social agreements, being more intentional about how we meet, the consent of self-care and trying to do the right thing for you and your clients. 

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Podcast | September 21, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Todd Allmond, Director of Customer Experience Center of Excellence at Microsoft, about his years of enterprise experience, how a field trip changed his career trajectory, and why digital customer experiences should be treated as products.

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Podcast | September 14, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Paula Rosecky, Facilitator of Paula Rosecky & Company, about her experience working with daughters of immigrants to help create a sense of belonging in their personal and professional lives, how Paula's multicultural upbringing influenced her take on facilitation, and more.

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Podcast | August 31, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Jeff Marple, Director of Digital Transformation Strategy at Keesal Propulsion Labs, about the opportunity for innovation in the legal industry, how knowing “your client’s environment” allows you to offer the most effective solutions to individual businesses' needs, and his point of view on “advocating for your customer”.

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Podcast | August 17, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with David Sibbet about the power of visual thinking to amplify learning, how companies can achieve a "sophisticated level of systems thinking" in meetings, the responsibility we must uphold to build a better world for humanity on both local and global levels, and more.