Phil Simon joins me on this episode to talk about his book, Slack for Dummies. If you’ve ever wanted to get more out of Slack then you’ll get a lot out of this conversation.
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Phil is a sought-after speaker and recognized authority on technology, trends, communication, and management. He advises companies on how to optimize their use of technology has written nine books, most recently Slack For Dummies. His contributions have appeared in Harvard Business Review, CNN,& Inc., The New York Times, Wired, NBC, CNBC, Wired, The Huffington Post, FoxNews, abcnews.com, forbes.com, BusinessWeek, and many other high-profile media outlets.
Whenever Phil and I have the opportunity to connect, we have a great discussion. This episode is no exception. We spend plenty of time “talking Slack,” including why Phil decided to write an entire book about it, the most creative use cases he discovered while writing the book, and more. If you’ve been dipping your toe into Slack, then this episode will help you warm up to the idea of not only using Slack… but really making it sing for you.
- What was Phil’s reasoning for diving into Slack? (1:45)
- These are some of the good things to know when first Getting into Slack (4:02)
- Phil talks about how he makes sure Slack doesn’t go off the rails and become something it wasn’t made for (7:38)
- What was it like when Phil realized how useful Slack is? (24:33)
- Phil explains one of the most creative ways he has seen Slack used (29:40)
- If you’re familiar with Slack and you want to take things to the next level, this is one action you can take (33:14)
“Once you go Slack, you don’t go back.“– Phil Simon
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