Featured Facilitation

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

If 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...
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Featured Leadership & Executive Presence

25 Lessons Over 25 Years

August 29, 2017 marks Turpin’s twenty-fifth anniversary. That’s an exciting and satisfying thing for me to think about. Strangely, I’m writing this at the office (I usually write at home) on the...
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Featured Facilitation

What we wish everyone knew about meeting behavior

In previous blogs I’ve written about the need for meeting facilitators to initiate and manage the conversation that takes place during meetings and about how team presentations bring special...
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Featured Facilitation

What everyone ought to know about delivering team presentations

I’ve written a lot about how important it is for presenters to initiate and manage a genuine conversation with their audiences. How it’s the presenter’s responsibility to focus on making listening...
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Featured Leadership & Executive Presence

8 Tried-and-True Steps to Building Trust

When we wrote about Turpin’s culture in the fall of 2016, we had no idea who it might lead us to. As friends do, they lead you to their friends, and the next thing you know, you’re being...
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Dale Ludwig

Dale Ludwig has a Ph.D. in Communication and, prior to Turpin, taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He founded Turpin Communication in 1992 with the mission to provide the best presentation and facilitation skills training possible. Since then he has worked to do just that. In addition to being one of Turpin’s lead instructors, he also serves as our Chief Learning Architect when tailoring learning engagements for our clients. Dale is a frequent blogger and the co-author of the book "The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined." He’s excited about his latest book, also co-authored with Greg Owen-Boger, "Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning."
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Leadership & Executive Presence - Jun 28, 2017

Communicate Like a Leader

Communication is an Essential Leadership Skill I recently watched a TED talk by Simon Sinek called “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.” His talk motivated me to buy his latest book, Leaders Eat Last. In both the talk and the...
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Preparation - May 30, 2017

Change of Plan—You’re Delivering THESE Slides Instead

We are always looking for new ways to improve the impact that we have on our clients, their teams, and the portion of the business that they support. This article is about a recent client request and how we made an on-the-fly...
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Presentation Rules - Sep 14, 2016

“I Hate Dry Runs” (How To Make Training Prep Less Torturous)

Recently we were working with a group of trainers in a facilitation skills training workshop. During a conversation about how they preferred to prepare, one of them, we’ll call him Steve, said, “I hate dry runs, but we do them...
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Training - Jun 21, 2016

Adapting to the Needs of Adult Trainers

Originally published on Training Industry's blog June 15, 2016
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Meetings - Jun 1, 2016

2 Levels of Success in Business Communication

Originally published on Training Industry's blog May 23, 2016
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