Truth Training can be an incredible time to learn the Calculators directly from Todd, as well as benefit from a room of like-minded people. It’s for this reason that we decided to include an annual Truth Training ticket with your TC 360 membership: because it gives you every opportunity to get in the room and make major progress.
We also recognize that Truth Training can still take some time and preparation, even WITH a ticket. So we want to make that prep work as streamlined as possible. That way, on your way to Houston, nothing gets left up to chance.
Tips to Prepare for Houston Truth Training
1. Book Your Hotel
One of the amazing perks of the Houston Truth Training is that the event takes place in the Airport Marriott. This means that you can book your stay and never have to leave—which also means no Uber or Lyft fees. The hotel is literally attached to the airport, so if you’re flying in, you can take the airport subway system right to the hotel. You’ll simply exit to baggage claim, grab your belongings, and then take the escalators down to the very bottom of the airport where the Subway is. The Subway map will show you exactly which stop takes you to the Marriott.
You’re welcome to stay in other accommodations besides the Marriott, however, this is by far the most convenient option. The entire Truth Training event will take place in the Mariott, including lunch and dinner.
If you’re booking your stay at the Marriott, we highly recommend doing so at your earliest convenience. This is a popular hotel choice, and getting an early start can help you get what you want from your stay.
Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental
18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032
2. Know What the Hotel Offers
Truth Training starts fairly early in the morning, so it can be crucial to have a morning game plan. At the time of writing, there are several available breakfast options. There’s a dine-in breakfast option, which means that eating breakfast can take a bit more time than a serve-yourself continental meal. It’s a good rule of thumb to give yourself at least an hour in the morning. Training starts at 8:30, so getting to breakfast at 7:30 should give you enough time. If you’re more of a quick-service person, the Marriott also has some grab and go options. You’re welcome to bring food into the conference room if you’d prefer to use that time for other things.
In the Marriott lobby, you can find a small selection of snacks that you can charge to your room, though you might even want to bring your own snacks. This is a good idea, especially if you prefer a quick breakfast, or have dietary restrictions.
In the room, we’ll have a small beverage service, including coffee, tea, water, and a small selection of sodas.
3. If You’re Off-Site, Have an Uber Plan
While we strongly recommend staying on-site for this event, the decision is up to you. If you do, be sure to have a plan of action as you travel to and from the event. The airport is a bit tricky to navigate, and the hotel is attached to the airport itself (and walking might prove tricky). This also means other accommodations are at least a few minutes away. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the event.
4. Pack the Right Clothes
When we’re in Houston, we won’t actually be leaving the building. So you’re welcome to pack based entirely on the indoor air conditioning, rather than the actual outside temperature. Todd likes to keep the room cold, so bringing layers is advised. (Emphasis on layers, because the mornings can be warm before the AC kicks in.)
There’s also no specific “dress code,” though aiming for business casual seems to work for most people. You can even be regular casual, if you like. We’ll be sitting more or less all day, so being comfortable should be a priority.
5. Come Prepared for Connection
While the highlight of Truth Training is getting to see the calculators in action with Todd himself, there’s so much to gain from this event. That includes the wisdom of your peers. We highly recommend coming to the event with an idea of how you can give forward to the community. If we all do it, we all stand to come away with some awesome knowledge and connections, too.
We want to hear your insights and your questions, so don’t hesitate to ask what you wish to know in class. And of course, there will be several opportunities to connect over meals with your peers. This is valuable time to share success stories, problem solve challenges, and go home with action items. (And consider bringing your business cards along!)
6. Prepare to Learn
Obviously, the primary goal of Truth Training is to learn! We have several recommendations for how to get the most out of your learning experience.
- Bring pencils, pens, and paper (we think this is one of the best ways to take notes, though you’re welcome to use your computer as well).
- Restart and update your computer before Day 1. On the first day, we give everyone an updated version of Truth Concepts, and software that enables screen-sharing. It can be a slow process, so help us speed it up by coming in with a fully updated computer!
- Review your Truth Concepts Academy. This doesn’t have to be an intensive process; we recommend choosing a few calculators you really want to master at Truth Training and review the Academy videos you have. Note questions you have, so you can make the most of this time with Todd.
How Do You Prepare?
Truth Training is a wonderful time for our whole Truth Concepts team. We love traveling to see you and connect with you. We expect a lot of good to come from the event, and we look forward to seeing you there!
If you’d like to join us for Truth Training, the sooner you sign up the better! This gives us a good idea of how many people will be attending, and how we can best serve the crowd. You can register here, or connect with Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.