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Turpin Cares Featured in the Beverly Review

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Wed, Dec 12, '18

Our local newspaper, The Beverly Review, wrote about our efforts to help the homeless in Chicago. Check out full the article here.

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Topics: Turpin’s Culture, Turpin Cares

4 Reasons We Are Excited About Our New Website

Posted by Britt'ni Fields on Mon, Nov 26, '18

After 6 months of labor and love, today we formally announce the new version of our website. Here are the four things we’re excited about:

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Topics: News

Announcing Our 2nd Annual Holiday Drive with Turpin Cares

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Mon, Nov 26, '18

Last December Turpin Cares, Turpin’s philanthropic project that supports the homeless, partnered with our local Starbucks to collect pantry items for people in need.

This year we’re doing it again.

Last year we collected over 700 pantry items. This year we’re collecting hygiene items as well, and are targeting at least a 50% increase in donations.

Our local newspaper, The Beverly Review, wrote about our efforts. Check out full the article here.

Not local and want to get involved? Donations may be made in any amount here.

From The Beverly Review

Local business collecting donations for annual drive

Turpin Communication, a 26-year-old consulting firm with offices in Beverly, is helping those in need this holiday season with Turpin Cares’ second annual holiday drive.

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Topics: Turpin Cares, Turpin’s Culture

Is Nervousness Limiting Your Career?

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Tue, May 22, '18

If you suffer from nervousness during presentations, you’re not alone.For some business presenters, nervousness is a temporary condition. When they’ve moved past the first few minutes, their nerves seem to float away.

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Topics: Delivery, Presentation, Myself, Greg Owen-Boger, Coaching, Managing Nerves, My team

Turpin Communication Shares Expertise on Training SMEs During ATD’s International Conference & Exposition!

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Mon, Apr 30, '18

Turpin Communication will be speaking at this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference & Exposition.Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin Communication’s leadership team, will be speaking in two different time slots at this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference & Exposition. The annual conference, celebrating its 75th year, is the go-to event for the industry.

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Topics: Dale Ludwig, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, Training, My team, Subject Matter Experts, ATD

4 Ways to Progress from a Trainer to a "Thinking Coach"

Posted by Dale Ludwig on Thu, Apr 12, '18

The trainer’s responsibility is to help learners think criticallyIf you are a trainer or a SME who delivers training, one of your major responsibilities, and possibly one of your major challenges, is knowing how to use the conversation that takes place during training delivery to meet your learning goals. Some trainers welcome unplanned, spontaneous interaction with learners. Others prefer a more controlled Q&A session at the end of each training module. No matter what your preferences are, you need to let the conversation go far enough to take advantage of the learner’s insight or concern without going down the rabbit hole of inefficient, off-topic rambling.

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Topics: Dale Ludwig, Effective SMEs, Facilitation, Training, My consultancy, Subject Matter Experts, Coaching, ATD

Consider the SME’s Strengths: from “Effective SMEs”

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Mon, Mar 12, '18

This post is the seventh in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) discuss the importance of designing learning to play to the SME’s strengths.

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Topics: Dale Ludwig, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, Presentation, Training, My team, Subject Matter Experts, Delivery, Facilitation

Dry Runs: The Key to Training Readiness

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Mon, Mar 5, '18

Dry runs help you prepare to deliver trainingIn our new 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 a dry run before they deliver their training for the first time.

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Topics: Dale Ludwig, Delivery, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, Training, My team, Subject Matter Experts, Facilitation, Engagement

Designing for Busy People at Work: from “Effective SMEs”

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Mon, Feb 12, '18

This post is the sixth in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) redefine “adult learners” as “busy people at work.”

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Topics: Dale Ludwig, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, Training, My team, Subject Matter Experts

The 3rd Fundamental Principle of Success in the Training Room: From “Effective SMEs”

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Wed, Feb 7, '18

This post is the fifth in a series of excerpts from “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” In this excerpt Dale Ludwig (Turpin Communication’s Founder) and Greg Owen-Boger (Turpin’s VP) discuss the third of three fundamental principles for success in the training room.

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Topics: Dale Ludwig, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, Training, My team, Subject Matter Experts, The Orderly Conversation, Presentation Rules

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