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Presentation Skills Training: REDEFINED.

Academic public speaking vs. business presentations
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Featured Managing Nerves

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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Featured Facilitation

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...
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2017 Year in Review

2017 Was a Big Year We celebrated Turpin’s 25th year in business. In case you missed it, Dale wrote 25 Lessons Over 25 Years, which is an excellent read.
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Featured Training

Adapting to the Needs of Adult Trainers

Originally published on Training Industry's blog June 15, 2016
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Facilitation - Jul 7, 2015

Training Activities: A Waste of Time or Necessary Part of Learning?

I recently attended (and spoke at) the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference in Orlando. I overheard this conversation, one trainer to another:
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Managing Nerves - Sep 4, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect… or not.

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FAQs - Mar 4, 2011

TRUST: It’s Yours to Lose

Earlier this week I was coaching a senior executive on a very high-stakes presentation. He told me he wanted to be perceived as trustworthy. Setting trustworthiness as a goal is common among our clients, so there was nothing...
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Facilitation - Sep 15, 2010

The BEST Way to Start a Presentation

QUESTION: According to most public speaking experts, the first 30 seconds of a speech are extremely crucial for the success of a presentation. So, what’s the best way to start a presentation?
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