MFI 19: Increase Audience Engagement at Your Next Presentation with the Help of a “Backchannel”

August 13, 2014

What is a “Backchannel” and Why Should You Be Using One? I discuss the concept of using a backchannel during  your conference or classroom sessions.  I cover the 4 main reasons I like to use a backchannel, and the 4 most popular technology tools to help you integrate a backchannel into your classroom setting. Modern […]

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MFI 18: 10 Keys To Improve Buy-In To Department Training

July 29, 2014

10 Keys To Improve Buy-In To Department Training In this episode I cover my most asked question regarding fire department training.  “How can I improve buy-in to our department training?”  I give 10 sure fire keys that you can implement right away to begin improving buy in to your training.  I discuss techniques that can […]

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Flipped Training – It’s Not About the Videos

June 30, 2014

Common assumptions about flipped learning… As the term flipped learning is becoming more popular these days, I think the concept behind the practice is getting lost.  When you ask most instructors if they know what flipped training is, they will often say something like “that’s when you put your lecture on video” or maybe  “that’s the […]

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MFI 17: What’s Your Backup Plan? – 3 Great Training Activities When Your Training is Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

June 27, 2014

Listener Question – Saving Files After Uploading to YouTube (4:20) This week’s listener question comes from Michael. He wants to know what he should do with the Camtasia or Screenflow project files and the YouTube mp4 files of his training content after the project is finished, and the file is uploaded to youTube.  I share my thoughts […]

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MFI 16: 5 Mistakes I Have Made on the Training Ground and How to Avoid Them

June 21, 2014

Listener Question – YouTube Privacy Settings (3:15) This week’s listener question comes from Andrew. He wants to know which of the YouTube privacy setting he should be using to protect his training videos.  I cover the pros and cons of all of the available options, and which one I recommend in each situation. Tech Tip […]

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MFI 15: Social Media Use with “The Fire Critic” – Rhett Fleitz

June 12, 2014

Special Guest: “The Fire Critic” Rhett Fleitz My guest on this episode is Rhett Fleitz.  Rhett is a FF/EMT with the City of Roanoke Virginia Fire & EMS Department.  He has been with the department for 15 year, and a total of 20 years in the fire service.  Rhett created the successful Fire Critic Blog where he […]

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