Kim’s Training Podcast

Posted by Frank Fillmore on May 8, 2012 under Authorized Training Partner, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 Migrations, IBM Champion. Tags: .

Lots is happening with training – some good and some not-so-good, and as we get closer to IDUG and the chance to wallow in  DB2 education I want to do a bit of self-promotion.  The IBM Champions program has been inviting Champions to record podcasts, and I was lucky enough to get to do my recording with Crysta Anderson and David Pittman, both IBM Social Media Strategists, as well as terrific recording facilitators (for normally nervous presenters like me – a real treat!)

I was given the opportunity to discuss training, from my perspective, and while I really enjoyed the discussion, have to say it reminded me in a sort of frustrating way that training was the reason I came to work for The Fillmore Group seven years ago.  I thought it would be simple to take the lessons I’d learned in the Microsoft training world – seeding the market via education, exciting evangelists with training, using training to ensure customers get the most value from their software investments – and apply them to DB2 training. 

There is so much more that needs to be done.  Please listen to the podcast, and if you would like to help change the way IBM “positions” training, please drop me a line. 

The podcast is on Crysta’s site; click here.

2 Comments so far

  1. Crysta Anderson May 11, 2012 2:34 pm

    It was so great to speak with you, Kim. You’re doing incredible things to change how people think about training – keep up the good fight!

  2. David Pittman May 11, 2012 2:43 pm

    It was a pleasure talking with you, Kim. One thing that Crysta and I always enjoy is hearing how enthusiastic IBM Champions are about what they do (notice I didn’t say “their work” because several have said, “It doesn’t feel like work”).

    Training is so often over-looked in corporate budgets, but I believe it is one area where a small investment can pay huge dividends in efficiency, productivity and improved results for the business.

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