TBF034 – Stay Out of Prison

First podcast of the new year.  Feels good to be on my new recording equiptment!

In this round we talk about my blog post on hashtags, my blog post on bingo cards, and something that was actually interesting, a study by the Rand Corporation about education is prison systems.

Happy to hear your feedback!

dan@trainingbyfire.com

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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ATR2020 Mic Stand Adapter

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I recently wanted to up my podcasting and voice-over game so I purchased an Audio

Technica ATR 2020 UBS microphone off of Amazon.  At the checkout it gave me the “often purchased with this item is….” and linked to a studio microphone stand and pop filter.  “Go big or go home!” I said loudly, and purchased them.  When they showed up on my door step I tore open the boxes and had a look at my loot.

I was immediately dissappointed when I saw that the microphone did not naturally fit onto the stand.  It came with a little desktop tripod thingy but that wasn’t going to cut it.  I went to Home Depot and found a solution for $1.71. Continue reading

Bingo Dabbing my way to a Better Life

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A crossover element of adult education and gamification has inspired me to try something new.

A little while back I dissected a game on my phone, Jetpack Joyride, and tried to find ideas that could be used in training and development.  Achievements are an element of that game that encourage players to gain experience by exploring the game, but it does this in a very casual way.  Nothing needs to be done in a particular order, but there are a lot of different targets.  Once you try thing ‘x’ or do task ‘y,’ you earn the achievement.  It doesn’t really get you anything, but you’ve learned more or done something new. Continue reading

#HashtagChallenges

I occasionally take part in an online Twitter chat called Learn Chat, otherwise know in the Twitterverse as #lrnchat.  This was my introduction to hashtags as a value-added tool.  Like all tools, it can be mis-used (#bestboyfriendever, #mycarsucksbutnotasmuchasyours, #myomlettehastoomanymushrooms, etc) but when use properly, it can have tremendous value.help


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