S4E24 Networking for Instructors

In today’s episode we talk with Charlie Cook from Riding Shotgun With Charlie about how to network with people in a genuine manner to help get your message out and meet people

Today’s episode is also brought to you by the following:

Firearm Trainers Association (FTA) FTAProtect.com – In today’s world you need the backing from a quality organization to protect yourself and also your students. Podcast listeners can receive 10% off by using code FTP10.

This episode is also brought to you by MantisX
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Mantis BlackbeardX connects to your smartphone via bluetooth and you can easily download the MantisX application that gives you all the drills and history from previous sessions.
MantisX changed the way I train and I think you’ll find the Mantis BlackbeardX it a great training aid for yourself and your students.
Checkout MantisX.com for more information on the Mantis products including the new Mantis BlackbeardX systems.

Name an annual conference you recommend instructors to check out:

  • Do 100hrs of training from other instructors

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  1. Tim Milligan on February 15, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    Hello Rob,
    This is Tim Milligan and I own and operate T-M Firearms Training in deep southeast Iowa. I joined the FTA a couple of years ago and that is where I learned about and first listened to your podcast. Over time I have picked up a few tips that have helped me reach out to others and how to improve based on the experiences of others that you present. Keep up the good work with your podcast and helping other instructors like me. This was another episode that will help me with my future in the firearms training industry. I am one who needs to learn how to be better at networking. Your podcast has become a good source for me as firearms trainer.
    Thank you.

    • Rob Beckman on February 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      Tim – thanks for sending the kind words in. As a fulltime instructor myself I know how hard it can be at times and that drives a lot of the guests I bring on the show.

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