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A New Definition of Presentation Success

Why a Performance Approach to Business Presentations Doesn’t Work Presentations should not be confused with speeches. Speeches are a type of performance. Presentations are a type of conversation....
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Presentation Myth: Simple Slides are Always Better

A recent workshop participant said, “I don't want to simplify this slide. The abundance of the data is where the story is."
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Featured Presentation Rules

9 Habits of Highly Effective Business Presenters

A friend and fellow ATD Chicagoland board member sent this article to me, 9 Habits of Highly Effective Speakers, and asked what I thought. If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, here is a...
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FAQ

How do you define an Orderly Conversation? We define an Orderly Conversation as an interaction between two or more people that is both planned and spontaneous. For example business presentations,...
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Featured Managing Nerves

Self-awareness and Engagement

Last week we talked about “Beth,” a nervous presenter. Beth is a smart, articulate professional, but when it came to presenting she struggled and became self-conscious.
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Greg Owen-Boger

Greg Owen-Boger has been with Turpin Communication since 1995, first as a cameraman, then instructor, account manager, and now vice president. Schooled in management and the performing arts, Greg brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the organization. Greg is one of Turpin’s facilitators and coaches. When he’s not with clients, he manages the day-to-day operations of the company. Greg is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and was the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter. He is a popular speaker, frequent blogger, and the co-author of the book The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined. His latest book, also co-authored by Dale Ludwig, launched in 2017 and is entitled Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.
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Managing Nerves - Nov 21, 2013

Nervousness VS the Active Pause

I was working with an extremely nervous presenter in a recent Mastering Your Presentations workshop. She described her presentation experience like this: “My head races and swirls, and then it switches back on itself. I know...
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Managing Nerves - Feb 13, 2013

Just Because You Said It Doesn’t Mean It Was Heard

“I swear I said that they’d see incremental sales growth,” said Angela as she sat down to review her video with me. Angela was a participant in a recent Mastering Your Presentations workshop. Dale Ludwig was the lead...
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Managing Nerves - Nov 27, 2012

Applying Presentation Skills to a Game of Charades

Last Thursday I spent Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. After the over-the-top dinner (prepared by my good friend Olive) had been devoured and dishes were done, family and friends retired to the living room to play a game...
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Managing Nerves - Sep 4, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect… or not.

 
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Managing Interactions - Aug 20, 2012

How Can I Help a Nervous Presenter?

Managers often come to us and ask how they can help their team members get a handle on the nervousness they experience when presenting. This isn’t surprising, of course, since this type of nervousness is a real issue for a lot...
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