Podcast 6 – Interview with Sarah Hurst

August 17, 2010

This episode includes our interview with August speaker Sarah Hurst.

Essential skills are those that enable us to get through the good times and bad times, the fat times and lean times.  As a 25-year employee of the oil & gas manufacturing company, Stewart & Stevenson LLC, Sarah E. Hurst explains how the Company Training Department battled through each of these times.  From growth to layoff, from profit to loss, and soft skills to IT, Sarah has learned that flexibility and communication are vital to survival and prosperity.  Training both internal and external customers, getting management buy in, creating state of the art WebEx classes, learning JDE software, engaging new employees, motivating the tenured, working with international employees and different time zones – sound like your day?  Join us as we look at how this training manager was able to learn, grow, prosper and change her world in this Company.

Sarah E. Hurst is the Training Manager at Stewart & Stevenson LLC.  She has been with the Company since November 1985 and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas, Austin.  She completed the Training & Development Certification program at the University of Houston, Division of Distance and Continuing Education.

Interview with Sarah Hurst


Podcast 5 – Interview with June Speaker Lee Thurburn

June 17, 2010

In June, we had speaker Lee Thurburn share is thoughts about social media as a learning tool.  This interview discusses some of the uses, tools and challenges for using these tools to deliver learning across an organization.

The podcast also provides a review of a recent Mix N Mingle networking event hosted by the chapter.

Podcast 5 – Interview with Lee Thurburn

Interview with John Breckline of ASQ

May 30, 2010

During the joint meeting of the local chapters of the ASQ and ASTD, I had the opportunity to sit down with Regional Director John Breckline to discuss ASQ and how quality and training professionals can partner to make people and organizations more effective.

In addition to the interview, I introduced a contest where the first person to send me an email at rick@astdfortworth.org with a question and references the podcast contest will have the opportunity to sit in on a podcast and have their question answered as part of the show.

Also, I announced the following events…

  • June 3rd – Chapter Meeting with Lee Thurburn and Social Media
  • June 16th – Mix N Mingle

Details for these and other events can be found on our website at www.astdfortworth.org.

Interview with John Breckline with ASQ

Interview with Russ Riddle

May 15, 2010

This podcast features our speaker for May, Russ Riddle.  During the podcast we discuss his topic of Galvanizing Your Presentation Skills.

We also share some upcoming topics for podcasts this month.  They include…

  • Interview with John Breckline (Regional Direct for ASQ)
  • Discussion with John Poe from our Job Seekers Professional Development Network

Interview with Russ Riddle

Interview with Chapter President Rhonda Wilson

April 20, 2010

In this episode, we interview Chapter President, Rhonda Wilson.  We discuss our recent 100% Core and Membership Star Designations.

Interview with Chapter President Rhonda Wilson

Interview with Pete Sorenson

April 5, 2010

On April 1, 2010, we recorded content for our first podcast.  This week, we conduct an interview with our speaker Pete Sorenson.  In addition to the interview, we share the purpose of the podcast and provide some ideas of what to expect in future episodes.

To learn more about Pete, visit his site at http://www.ginkgo.to.

Interview with Pete Sorenson

Sound Check

March 18, 2010

We are in the process of exploring some options for a podcast for the chapter.  This post is to simply test WordPress with our file area on our main site (www.astdfortworth.org).

In the next few weeks, we intend to post additional content for our podcast.  Stay tuned for other announcements for our podcast.


Episode 000 – Sound Check