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talking :scale

By Sana Tabassum
the talking :scale podcast is all about giving students and young designers the tools to take their productivity and workflow in their own hands by finding creative ways to navigate through a career in architecture.
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#12 How You Can Get More Done in a Week

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#12 How You Can Get More Done in a Week
In this episode β†’ I demystify my workflow and habits to uncover how I get so much done within a week. It's really important to start small but keep in touch with your overall vision and goals.Β  Productivity looks different for everyone and behind my consistent output is a carefully curated set of systems and habits that all work like cogs in a machine to help me reach my target deadlines and prepare things on time. Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/how-you-can-get-more-done-in-a-week/ talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
17:48
July 03, 2021
#11 Why You Should be Updating Your Portfolio
In this episode β†’ I talk about why you should be updating your portfolio this summer to increase your chances of demonstrating skills to employers and developing parts of your work that you may not have had the chance to whilst in university. I also give a brief overview of :scale studio which is launching soon! We will help you to develop your portfolio alongside your CV and other skills through a live course alongside studio mentors and like-minded peers. Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/why-you-should-be-updating-your-portfolio/ talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
17:55
June 27, 2021
#10 The Fight Against All-Nighters
In this episode β†’ All-nighters and working incredibly late is just a common attitude in our industry, to the point where some students feel as though it is a badge of honour. But it's really just part of this cycle of toxicity that has been around for a very long time. Is it because we are poor at time-management or because we undervalue ourselves so much? I explore the topic further in this episode, touching on points made in my recent article on the Architect's Journal. talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
15:50
June 19, 2021
#09 Jobseeking Strategies and Mistakes I Made
In this episode β†’ I share with you some tips for approaching job applications, mistakes I made and how I persevered through upskilling. Although the job market is incredibly tough at the moment, it doesn't mean that you can't use your time to keep on improving and developing your skills. I also share some of the mistakes I made and how I corrected and learnt from them.Β  talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
21:00
June 12, 2021
#8 Prioritising Breaks and Enjoying Deadlines
In this episode β†’ I talk about my journey with hustle culture, productivity and the importance of breaks. As deadlines are around the corner, I also mention a few tips to help you get through this period whilst still caring for your wellbeing.Β  We often consider breaks as a weakness because we are constantly striving to do the most at all times. But breaks can actually help you balance between a stressful experience and a healthier approach to the pressure of deadlines. talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
18:31
May 30, 2021
#7 How to Expand Your Social Media Skills
In this episode β†’ I talk to you about utilising social media and trying different things in order to put yourself out there. The more you do this, the better you get at it and it can be a great tool for networking, showcasing your work and just engaging with all kinds of communities. In a world where we are feeling more disconnected than ever, try brushing up your skills. Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/how-to-expand-your-social-media-skills/ talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
09:37
May 12, 2021
#6 Boosting Your Skills as an Architecture Student
In this episode β†’ I discuss the importance of skill-building and the kinds of common skills you can easily learn and translate back to your architectural career. I honestly believe that learning something new - big or small - can lead to multiple opportunities down the line! Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/boosting-your-skills-as-an-architecture-student/ talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
13:51
May 09, 2021
#5 Actual Interview Questions You Should be Prepared For
In this episode β†’ I let you in on the real questions that are typically asked in a Part 1 interview - no more cringe and vague questions to prepare for. I also give you a little insight into some of the responses I gave as well as some general tips for acing an interview. Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/actual-interview-questions-you-should-be-prepared-for/ talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
20:40
May 05, 2021
#4 Why You Need to be on LinkedIn Right Now
In this episode β†’ I explain why LinkedIn is the best tool for current graduates and how they can use it to their advantage to search for jobs, make connections and possibly even create content.Β  Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/why-you-need-to-be-on-linkedin-right-now/ talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
10:52
May 02, 2021
#3 Why It's Okay to Not Spend All Your Time in the Studio
In this episode β†’ I share with you the reason why it's okay to not spend all your time in the studio, working away for hours on end. Mixing up your environment, planning your time well and coming out with a really good result is achievable!Β  With a glimmer of normality creeping in, most of us might prefer to stay at home to work on our projects and that's completely okay. Don't let yourself get sucked in to the pressures of staying in the studio 24/7 talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Find the full article here β†’ Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
08:37
April 20, 2021
#2 How to Maintain a Theme in Your Portfolio
talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. In this episode β†’ We often overlook the importance of a theme and keeping a coherent style in our work but a theme can make a huge amount of difference in your portfolios. This episode breaks down the easiest ways you can build a theme and not get overwhelmed with the smaller details. Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/how-to-maintain-a-theme-in-your-portfolio/ Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
09:22
April 11, 2021
#1 5 Reasons You Should Keep a Sketchbook
talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession. But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you. You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. In this episode β†’ We discuss the importance of note-taking as an architecture student and how your sketchbook is probably one of the most vital tools you will use throughout your career. Find the full article here β†’ https://toscaleblog.co.uk/5-reasons-you-should-keep-a-sketchbook-for-architecture-students/Β  Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
11:09
April 11, 2021
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talking:scale is a podcast all about finding new and creative ways for architecture students to be productive and efficient with their time. πŸ™ƒ We often get overwhelmed and burnt out by the enormous amounts of pressure that comes with this profession.Β  But it doesn't need to be that way. By building our skills and habits, we can focus on finding the perfect balance that works for you.Β  You'll be able to listen to audio versions of our existing blog posts and join in on the discussion πŸ’¬. I'll also be chatting to some awesome members of the archi-community and the way they are shaping their careers, side hustles and wellbeing. Β At the core of this is the chance to learn from each other and simply share our experiences through a casual talk. Β  Make sure you don't miss out on any of our content and resources over on πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.toscaleblog.co.uk and come say hello on Instagram @to.scale
01:09
March 19, 2021