The Training Show

Are you a Trainer or a Training Manager? Do you have responsibility for implementing training? Or maybe you simply aspire to be part of the exciting world of training.

If you’re involved in or would like to be involved in training then The Training Show is for you!

The Training Show is the show for Learning Professionals Everywhere. Through the show, website and webinars, we focus on all facets of training. The show aims to provide help and practical advice on a range of topics to people involved in training and learning.

The Training Show is presented by Elaine Giles and Mike Thomas, two experienced IT Trainers from the UK.

Elaine Giles

Elaine Giles is an experienced and qualified IT Professional who is a Subject Matter Expert in many disciplines including training, presenting, front-end web design and system administration. She holds numerous technical certifications including the prestigious Microsoft MCSE and MCDBA qualifications and is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.

Elaine is an accomplished Trainer and Presenter in both face-to-face and virtual environments. An expert in slide design and presentation delivery, she recently launched

Elaine has extensive experience in both the Windows and Mac platforms and in addition to presenting The Training Show, she is also a co-host of MacBites, a number one rated Apple-related podcast.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas has almost 25 years experience of working in the IT industry, primarily designing and delivering training courses. Although an expert in a number of areas, he’s a self-confessed “spreadsheet geek” with a passion for Excel. Mike has worked with users across the globe, not only teaching them how to get the most out of Excel, but also developing time-saving and productivity-enhancing bespoke applications with the software.

Mike is vastly experienced in both the Microsoft Windows and Apple platforms and has successfully transferred his Excel and VBA skills to the Mac operating system.

Mike is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and away from The Training Show, he co-hosts the MacBites podcast and provides help and advice on all-things-Excel at The Excel Trainer.

Barbara Calder

Barbara has worked with Elaine for many years as her PA. At she is the Curriculum Development Assistant and on The Training Show, she works tirelessly in the back office.

Georgie Langfield

Georgie has worked closely with Elaine and Barbara for several years, first in an administrative capacity before moving to new challenges on the production side of Elaine’s virtual training projects. Georgie is currently the Assistant Producer on and performs a similar role for The Training Show.