Episode 127

What Makes For a Great Class with Sean Tipping [E127]

"Would you be willing to pay extra for certain classes?" 

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Matt Fanslow and Sean Tipping from the Automotive Diagnostic Podcast discuss what makes for a great automotive training class. They emphasize the importance of practical application, engaging instruction, and a balance between theory and hands-on experience. They also highlight the qualities of an effective instructor and the value of hands-on training.

Show Notes

  • The Build-A-Tech Program (00:00:11) NAPA Auto Tech offers training courses for technicians.
  • Cloning (00:01:39) 
  • Calibrating Subaru(00:08:30)
  • Characteristics of a GGreat Automotive Training Class (00:13:25) 
  • Balancing theory and practicality (00:16:52) 
  • Selecting the right class (00:17:57) 
  • Designing effective classes (00:19:13) 
  • The value of educational strategy (00:23:39)
  • Challenges in class development (00:25:53) 
  • The role of humor and interaction (00:31:56) 
  • Engaging Presentations (00:33:16)
  • Handling Audience Interaction (00:34:40) 
  • Effective Presentation Styles (00:37:14)
  • Responding to Questions (00:37:45) 
  • Honesty and Case Studies (00:42:19)
  • Powerpoint Presentations (00:51:52) 
  • Reference Material (00:55:09) 
  • Hands-On Training (01:04:16) 
  • Logistics of Hands-On Classes (01:05:13)
  • Challenges of Hosting Hands-on Classes (01:10:33) 
  • Interest and Investment in Specialized Classes (01:13:06) 

Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Autotech napaautotech.com

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About your host

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.