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Success ≠ Perfection

"I want my presentation to be perfect." This is something we hear from our course participants now and then, and I reckon more people think it than actually say it. Most of the time, when people...
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Calculating the High Cost of Poor Communication

Business presentations and meetings exist for one reason: to move business forward.
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Three ways to deliver better presentations more easily

If you’re a business presenter, you know that the presentations you deliver serve one purpose—they help you get business done. Your presentations aren’t big speeches. They aren’t TED talks....
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Featured News

Kirkus Review for The Orderly Conversation

THE ORDERLY CONVERSATION Business Presentations Redefined Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger Granville Circle Press (234 pp.) $21.95 paperback ISBN: 978-0983870326; July 15, 2014
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4 Ways to Avoid Being a Soul-crushing Facilitator

Over the weekend I was reminded yet again of how poorly people understand the art of facilitating group discussions. BackstoryI participated in a meeting made up of leaders of various professional...
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News - Jul 15, 2014

New Book Offers Game-Changing Approach to Instructor-Led Training

Granville Circle Press announces the July 15, 2014 publication of “The Orderly Conversation,” a groundbreaking resource for business communication. News Release – PDF
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Managing Interactions - Jul 10, 2014

Grok Your Presentations

While listening to All Things Considered on NPR yesterday afternoon, I heard a story about video game jargon. Although I don’t know anything about video games, by the end of the story I knew exactly what they were talking...
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Managing Interactions - Jun 30, 2014

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. That’s why we’ve redefined...
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Presentation Rules - Jun 10, 2014

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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Presentation Rules - Feb 17, 2014

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 snapshot of the nine “habits.”
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