Featured Facilitation

Hybrid Meetings: Managing the Focal Point

As pandemic restrictions begin to lift, companies are finalizing plans to return employees to their physical offices. However, one thing the pandemic has shown is that people can work efficiently...
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Featured Presentation Rules

Being Inclusive When Your Audience Is Unknown To You, Part II

For too long, companies such as ours let it be other people's business to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. What authority did we, a small boutique training and consulting...
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Featured Presentation Rules

Being Inclusive When Your Audience Is Unknown To You, Part I

For too long, companies such as ours let it be other people's business to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. What authority did we, a small boutique training and consulting...
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Featured Facilitation

Dry Runs: The Key to Training Readiness in the Virtual World

In our book, Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning, Dale Ludwig and I encourage trainers (and subject matter experts turned trainers) to conduct...
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New Book: The VIRTUAL Orderly Conversation

                  The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, most of them incredibly sad, frightening, and shocking. In this global context, the frustration we all feel with virtual...
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News - Aug 3, 2020

Greg Celebrates 25 Years with Turpin

This month marks Greg’s 25th year with Turpin Communication! So, it’s time to say congratulations and send out a very big “Thank You” to him.
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Preparation - Mar 25, 2020

Why Redefine Business Presentations?

In all of our workshops, a certain amount of unlearning has always taken place. Over time, we realized that everything we were helping presenters unlearn came from the world of speechmaking. Although presenters knew they were...
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Leadership & Executive Presence - Mar 10, 2020

Leading Remote Teams During Challenging Times

If your organization is like many others, you’re worried about the spread of Coronavirus and what it means to your people and your business. It’s an uncertain, disquieting time for everyone.
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Leadership & Executive Presence - Mar 9, 2020

5 Key Components of a Successful Remote Workforce

At the top of most employee’s working conditions “wish list” is some level of flexibility. Effective and productive remote work opportunities can provide that benefit.
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Managing Nerves - Nov 4, 2019

4 Things Nervous, Over-Preparing Presenters Can Do to Calm Down and Engage

I recently delivered a workshop for eight very nervous presenters. They were a great group and talked very frankly about their worries and concerns about presenting. Their nervousness stemmed from different things. For example,
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