I found your podcasts a couple of weeks ago on iTunes. Thank you for posting your archive. I'm sure your wisdom is timeless :) .
Rather than listen to each podcast every week, I've been able to download a selection that is relevant to my needs. On to the feedback.
In my small experience with multinational companies, there seems to be a significant lack of training non-executive managers how to manage. Your podcasts do a great job of raising awareness of the need and providing tools to fill the gap.
In each podcast I find confirmation of things I know or methods for doing things I do in a new way.
However, after listening to 4 podcasts (Training 9/18/2006, Coaching 8/29/2005 & 9/5/2005, Presenting with PowerPoint 9/18/2005), I think you are in danger of not getting your message to the audience in the most concise manner possible.
Do you really need 45 minutes in each podcast to say what you need to say? Why not try for a 20-30 minute podcast instead? For example, the first substantive point in your PowerPoint podcast came after 8 minutes. By minute 18, you were off on interesting tangents, but you had seemed to lose focus. I love presentations so I could follow you, but anyone who who fears them may not have been helped by the digressions.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. In all of your podcasts, there is an element of -- 'oh! and another thing.' It makes the podcast sound too improvised. How can you apply your thinking on presentations to your podcasts?
That's enough for now. I've made my main point. If this is useful, I can make more later.
Thank you for the podcasts and thank you for listening.