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The Thiagi Group Training Intelligence Podcast

Long time training expert, Thiagi (Sivasailam Thiagarajan) discusses different interactive strategies for training and development. Joined by his colleague, Matthew Richter, Thiagi shares his engaging, practical, and innovative training techniques. Topics such as debriefing, jolts, puzzles, rapid instructional design, and more fill the episodes. TI, as they affectionately call the show, is broadcast approximately once a month. However, sometimes Thiagi can't help but do more.

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Episode 6: Magic!

Thiagi and Matt discuss how to use magic tricks as an interactive strategy for training. Thiagi performs a trick on you, the listeners, and then demos one other. They talk about the difference in using tricks for educational purposes versus entertainment, and then identify the risks and pitfalls of their use.


1 Apr 2010

Rank #1

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Episode 5: Rapid Instructional Design

In this episode, Thiagi explains Rapid Instructional Design (RID) and how it is a faster, cheaper, and better way to create and facilitate learning. He uses Matt as a faux client, role playing how he designs so quickly. He also answers many of the popular concerns surrounding RID.


4 Mar 2010

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Puzzles

In this episode, Thiagi explores different types of puzzles and how they can be used most effectively as learning tools.


8 Feb 2010

Rank #3

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Episode 2: Debriefing

In this episode Thiagi and Matt review Thiagi's infamous 6-step debriefing process. Lots of examples and details for using the process properly. Feel free to email us with any debriefing questions.


1 Feb 2010

Rank #4

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Episode 1: Jolts

Our inaugural podcast. Thiagi and Matt discuss using jolts—play, debrief, and creation.


27 Jan 2010

Rank #5