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Three Must-Haves For Running Fruitful Business Meetings

Whenever you’re delivering a presentation or running a meeting, one of your primary responsibilities is to facilitate the discussion that takes place during it. After all, if your meetings or...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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Facilitation - Nov 11, 2017

Risks and Rewards of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the Training Role

This post is the first 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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Facilitation - Nov 7, 2017

The New Book, “Effective SMEs” Launches Today

Dale Ludwig (Turpin’s Founder) and I are happy to announce the launch of our new book, Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning!
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Facilitation - Sep 25, 2017

Put Activities in Check

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses eliminating unnecessary activities.
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Facilitation - Aug 22, 2017

What we wish everyone knew about meeting behavior

In previous blogs I’ve written about the need for meeting facilitators to initiate and manage the conversation that takes place during meetings and about how team presentations bring special challenges. This post is about the...
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Facilitation - Jul 31, 2017

What everyone ought to know about delivering team presentations

I’ve written a lot about how important it is for presenters to initiate and manage a genuine conversation with their audiences. How it’s the presenter’s responsibility to focus on making listening and understanding easy for...
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