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About two weeks ago I was talking to a friend whom I found out had just had his team size doubled (another manager moved on and he was left with double work)

I suggested manager tools to him and gave him a CD with a bunch of the initial podcasts on it. (not the registered user only 'casts of course!) He doesn't have an MP3 player yet but does have a car radio that plays MP3s)

His comments to me yesterday:
[quote]Just wanted to say thanks for the CD of podcasts. I have been listening to them in the car and they are very good. I have scheduled my first one-on-ones for next week, and downloaded some of the forms to use. The style of Mike and Mark is very relaxed, it is just like they are having a conversation, rather than wading through a book with the same information that would be in a "drier" style and I couldn't drive at the same time. [/quote]

Now he's asking me how to get the rest of the podcasts for himself.

Manager-Tools rocks!

mauzenne's picture

Thanks, Peter! YOU rock!

cincibuckeyenut's picture

I can't tell you how many people I have told about Manager Tools over the last month. It has to be 30-40. Putting together a CD and giving it out though is the one thing I haven't done but probably should have.

ctomasi's picture

Ditto. Telling is one thing. Making it easy for someone to get hooked is another. I'm definitely going to get some of the "key" shows together on CD.

Peter.westley's picture

oops - looks like I might have started something :-) - Not that I believe for a moment you would but just make sure y'all [b]don't[/b] put the registered users only 'casts on them thar CDs ;-)

ctomasi's picture

No no, definitely not the registered user stuff. I was thinking the O3s, Performance Reviews, Resume, and Effective Meetings would be a great starting place for anyone. Any other highly suggested casts anyone would suggestion?

bflynn's picture

[quote="cincibuckeyenut"]It has to be 30-40. Putting together a CD and giving it out though is the one thing I haven't done but probably should have.[/quote]

I absolutely agree with the idea of sharing, especially as a way of promoting the podcast. Mike/Mark, are there any limits you'd like to put on the distribution, copyright wise? Despite the public release, this is your material and your right to distribute. If there's a limit, how about authorizing 3-5 podcasts that members can copy to CD for evangelism?

I don't want to rain on any one's parade, but in our excitement, lets remember to stay respectful of the hard work these gentlemen have done.

Brian