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Kyle, Brian and Glenn talk about training, life on the road, and their tips and tricks for staying healthy when you are away from home.

Travel is fun and nice, but not as glamorous as often made out to be. After spending years on the road, they share their thoughts on the effects of trainer travel on their family, their work, their health and life in general, along with some of their tips on how to keep yourself happy and healthy if you find yourself being a bit of a road warrior.

Music: “On the Road Again”–Katchafire

Malificent or Magnanimous . . . you choose.

Don’t miss this exciting episode where you can hear Kyle and Brian dig on Kyle’s new headphones, some exciting Veeam news,talk about dealing with change in the training world, Wayne and his zimmer frame.

Make sure you catch Kyle spending way too much time explaining the difference between a power transformer and an adapter, the amazing Mogics Power Bagel (http://mogics.com), and how to get the right bag.

Also, find out why Kyle’s got a crumpler (perhaps some insecticide will help…).

Music: Cab Calloway, Everybody Eats at My House

Vegas TTTT Session.

Kyle, Brian and James are joined by a gaggle of MCT Guests in a special group Trainers Talking Tech on Tuesday roundtable session.

Bryan Tuttle, Brian Yili, Rob Lisiecki, Rob de Roek, James Burnham, and Mike Corkery
review the important topics of the day, such as

  • Using a Parking Lot: Yay/Nay
  • What effects are new technology having on how we teach classes?
  • What effects should it have?
  • Corkery gives us an update on the SAV6000
  • Things you don’t want to pick up in Vegas . . .
  • Tributes to the Surface Pro.

All this and more!

Kyle’s Power Bagel: http://www.mogics.com/3824-2–PowerBrick

Despite sounding like a bad After-School special, come join Kyle, Brian and a very special guest for an entertaining and informative discussion where we can all learn:

  • Why we won’t have our one listener this episode
  • Tips on organizing course content from a seasoned pro
  • Why someone said “I’ve been teaching for 25 years, and I’ve never had a kid like Brian.”
  • Highlights from the recent Build and Google IO conferences

Wayne, Carl and James are joined by a special guest, Rose Herden–Accountant, Psychologist and Trainer Extraordinaire.

Listen in and hear how:

  • Rose makes us all look like mental midgets
  • How to deal with different students and different cultures in your classroom
  • Why you should encourage mistakes to help learning
  • Whether or not Brian still has microphone envy

Plus, you can play another exciting round of “Where is the world is Kyle Rosenthal?”!

All this and more !

Live from a secret location, like the Chancellor Room at the Bellevue Embassy Suites Hotel, our intrepid crew are joined by MCTs from around the world for a live panel session.

This week you’ll hear them welcome some newly-minted MCTs to the fold, and then try to put them off the career path they just chose.

What's Your One ThingFind out:

  • What their “1 Thing” is to succeed as a trainer
  • How to handle the “Alpha Student” in the room
  • Favorite Trainer Tech and Tips
  • Why Glenn thinks we should welcome our Robot Overlords (AI)
  • The Future of Training
  • The Days We’d Rather Forget (aka What not to do)

(aka The One Where They are Serious for a Bit)

Skype for Business guru Richard Luckett joins Brian, Kyle and James for an interesting and thorough walk through what it takes to teach course 40409: Deploying Voice Workloads for Skype for Business Online and Server 2015

aka “Things that make you go ummmmm”

We welcome a bing of trainers from around the world to scorching Las Vegas for a wide-ranging roundtable discussion about verbal tics, preparing to present and all sorts of their favorite tech.

Highlights include:
Where is Kyle’s beer?
Corkery makes Brian self-conscious
The New Zealand Hang Glider Corps
And much much more!

Don’t miss a single moment of the non-stop thrills and action as Kyle and Brian are joined by:
James Finley
Don Hester
Wayne McGlinn
Mike Corkery
Robert de Roeck
Christine Flora
Bryan Tuttle
Bill Wood