TBF016 – 5 Free Apps Every Trainer Should Have!

There seem to be a ton of Apps for teachers.  Math apps, colouring (Canadian spelling) apps, attendance apps…but what about trainers?  Albeit trainers have a different roomful of learners to look after but there are a few apps that would enhance our job.  I’m not saying that you’ll be able to sit back and kick your feet up, but I am saying that there are a few apps that can make things a bit more effective. Continue reading


What’s in a name?

When I originally started putting things on paper for the podcast I was really troubled over what to name it.  I thought I had some real gems. “See Jack Learn” was my personal favorite.  Behaviour based learning objectives have a visual aspect to them.  It plays on the “See Spot Run” books, leaning towards a slight nostalgia angle but also a very formative time in all of our lives, early childhood.

I tested it in some surveys and it do not test well.  Not at all.  Ultimately, I took Continue reading


I just recorded the second episode and I think it turned out alright.  I went out the the local Guitar Center and picked up some acoustic foam.  I created a small box that my microphone goes into, which is a whole lot more affordable than covering a whole room with the stuff.  I think it makes a difference in the audio quality but there is always room for improvement.

Here’s where the idea came from: http://youtu.be/CV5Rl-IK-eo  Thanks Jake Ludington for the DIY!

Learning all the time!


TBF001 – Introductions & WIIFM (What’s in it for me [and you])

I’m very excited to present the first episode of the Training By Fire podcast!

This episode give a brief introduction to two things, my podcast and I, and “What’s in it for me.”

I’m a guy who’s passionate about training and development and have been since university.  I’ve been working in the service industry since I was 12 and I also love podcasting!  It all makes sense.

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