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Develop Your PowerPoint Like a Pro Without Hard, Fast Rules

People often ask us about the rules for PowerPoint. Some examples include, “What’s the rule for … the number of bullets on a slide?” the number of words per bullet?” the number of slides a...
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Featured Presentation

Presenting Information Persuasively

How to be persuasive when presenting data
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Featured Presentation

Presentation Skills Training: REDEFINED.

Academic public speaking vs. business presentations
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Featured Preparation

The Orderly Conversation Defined

One of the most important things for business communicators to understand is the distinction between a speech and a presentation. They are not the same.
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Featured Preparation

Don’t Overlook these Steps when Preparing Your Presentation

For some presenters, preparation is all about collecting data and turning it into PowerPoint slides. There’s more to effective, efficient preparation than that, though. It’s not that you won’t use...
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5 min read
Managing Nerves - Feb 20, 2019

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. This is a tough issue for us...
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4 min read
Facilitation - Feb 20, 2019

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. Neither do I.
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3 min read
News - Dec 12, 2018

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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1 min read
News - Nov 26, 2018

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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2 min read
News - Nov 26, 2018

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 again. Last year we collected over...
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