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Announcing Turpin Cares: a project to help Chicago’s homeless

Since 1992, Turpin Communication has been dedicated to helping our clients and their employees improve their communication skills. In these 25 years, we’ve always looked for ways to improve the...
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Ground Rules for Effective Meetings: A Pledge for Greater Efficiency

This infographic is intended for printing and hanging in your conference rooms. Please let us know if you have any feedback.
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Turpin Communication's Culture – What We Stand For

Two recent events triggered the Turpin Team to discuss our culture, values, and generally what we, as an organization, stand for. It’s not that we don’t know who we are. We do. We live our values...
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Is it Time to Wrangle Your Team’s Life-sucking Meetings?

Over the weekend I was having coffee on the deck with our friends, Paul and Olive. We were discussing the week ahead.
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“I Hate Dry Runs” (How To Make Training Prep Less Torturous)

Recently we were working with a group of trainers in a facilitation skills training workshop. During a conversation about how they preferred to prepare, one of them, we’ll call him Steve, said, “I...
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Managing Nerves - Aug 31, 2016

Eye Contact and Pausing… Is That All You Got?!

Some time back, Dale and I were the guest speakers on a webinar. The topic was about how we’ve redefined business presentations as Orderly Conversations. We were talking about the use of eye contact and pausing in order to get...
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Training - Jun 21, 2016

Adapting to the Needs of Adult Trainers

Originally published on Training Industry's blog June 15, 2016
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Infographics - Jun 6, 2016

Successful Presenters Engage People in a Conversation

As a presenter, when you are engaged in the conversation, you are connected to your thoughts and externally focused on the people you are speaking with.
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Meetings - Jun 1, 2016

2 Levels of Success in Business Communication

Originally published on Training Industry's blog May 23, 2016
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Training - May 25, 2016

Throw Out the Ground Rules: 5 Things Learners Want Us to Know

  Have you ever attended a training event at work that began with the trainer delivering a set of ground rules for the class? If the answer is yes, the rules probably sounded like this.
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