Episode Number 84Liz Presson on Working Remotely

Liz Presson is an entrepreneur who uses community building, both internally and externally, to build better businesses. She was the founding employee of two digital media startups, including iConnect, a subsidiary of iContact, which sold to Vocus for $169m in 2012. She also co-founded a community management studio of her own. Now, Liz combines her work in community with her passion for changing the world’s perception of work as the creator of WorkingRemote.ly.

Show Notes

Liz Presson is one of those thought leaders in the new world of work who says and does amazing things. For starters, after working in a variety of different corporate experiences, she realized that what she really enjoyed — beyond what she was doing — was how she was doing it. Her passion lies in working remotely.

For Liz that means having the freedom to work from anywhere. Whether that’s a coffee shop in New York or a cafe in Seville. Her favorite spot is the beach in Nicaragua, which is conveniently in the Central time zone. You’ll have to listen to the show to hear how she answered a listener question from Nate Bagley on the most difficult part about transitioning from the corporate setting to wring remotely.

Her articles on community, work culture, and technology have been published in Fast Company, Forbes, Mashable, Yahoo, The Daily Muse, and others. Her recent pieces from Medium on working with purpose are favorites of ours.

What Are the 3 Apps Liz Can’t Live Without? The native voice memo feature on her phone helps her add ideas on the go. She’s also a fan of Work Talk Show sponsor Audible, and Instagram where you can follow her and her images of #WhatWorks today.

Shout-outs and Shameless Plugs! Nick gave a shout to his upcoming, nationally ranked digital marketing conference, the Social Brand Forum, featuring many past Work Talk Show guests. Get a special rate using promo code worktalk. DJ gave a shout to his Norwegian in-laws who are hosting his family during their upcoming trip. Liz gave a shout to Andrew Jones and his book The Fifth Age of Work as well as Lullabot, a fully distributed company that gives people the freedom to work the right way.

Finally, as always, we gave a shout to our tireless Chief Technical Officer Jess Ostroff at Don’t Panic Management.

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