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Getting Presentations Started: How to set context and manage nervousness

Many presenters ask us about the best way to get their presentations started. They say that once the conversation gets going, they’re fine. But getting through the opening is always uncomfortable....
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Featured Facilitation

Business Communication in a Virtual World

During every communication workshop we deliver, whether it’s for presenters, facilitators, or trainers, there’s one frustration we hear repeatedly. No one likes to conduct business virtually....
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Turpin Cares Featured in the Beverly Review

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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Featured News

4 Reasons We Are Excited About Our New Website

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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Featured News

Announcing Our 2nd Annual Holiday Drive with Turpin Cares

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...
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Managing Nerves - May 22, 2018

Is Nervousness Limiting Your Career?

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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3 min read
Facilitation - Apr 12, 2018

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 training delivery to meet your...
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Facilitation - Mar 12, 2018

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

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...
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3 min read
Facilitation - Mar 5, 2018

Dry Runs: The Key to Training Readiness

In 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...
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1 min read
Training - Feb 12, 2018

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

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...
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