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Dale Ludwig Makes Training Industry’s Top 10 Articles of 2015!

Wow! An article written by Dale Ludwig, Turpin Communication’s President and Founder, has been listed in Training Industry’s Top 10 Articles of 2015! The Top 10 list highlights the most-read...
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What can I do about dry mouth?

Dry mouth can be a symptom of dehydration, so drink some water before you present. You also may want to cut back on caffeine before a presentation. Caffeine is a diuretic and can leave your mouth...
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People think I’m mad all the time. As it turns out, I just have a “thinking face.” Anything I can do?

This is a problem I’m very familiar with; I too have a “thinking face.” When I am deep in thought my face naturally gets a very stern look on it. I didn’t realize it until my colleagues kept asking...
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I have a hard time making recommendations to the highest level people in my company. It seems presumptuous.

I understand what you mean. It can feel really awkward making recommendations to your executives. But keep a few things in mind.
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Sarah Stocker

Sarah Stocker graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BA in Communication. After college, she spent the first five years working as a stage manager for various theatres in Ohio. After moving to Chicago, she worked as a contractor for several Chicago companies, first stage managing corporate theatre productions and then as a project and logistics coordinator for customized training seminars. She came to Turpin in 2005 as a camera operator, then progressed to her Workshop Coordinator and Coach roles. Sarah managed the creation of Turpin’s eCoach.
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FAQs - Jun 11, 2012

During a persuasive presentation, when should you make your recommendation?

It’s a good idea to state your recommendation (or solution) in the introduction of your presentation because it makes it easier for your audience to listen. Once you’ve told them what you want them to do (or believe) after your...
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FAQs - May 29, 2012

My boss likes to jump in and take over. It’s embarrassing. What can I do?

The answer to this question has everything to do with your relationship to your boss. You may not be able to do anything about this behavior.
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FAQs - Apr 23, 2012

How can I keep my enthusiasm where it needs to be?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution; different people need to do different things to increase their enthusiasm. Here are some things to consider.
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FAQs - Apr 2, 2012

I Want To Use A Podium. Is That OK?

The short answer is yes. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a podium or lectern. In some situations they’re necessary. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
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FAQs - Mar 20, 2012

Is There A Magic Number Of Slides?

Question: I’ve been told that I should use no more than X# of slides. Is that true?
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