Featured Training

Adult Learners Aren't Blank Slates

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, reminds us to acknowledge our learners' past experiences.
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Featured Facilitation

RETHINK: Training Materials as In-the-Moment Job Aids

In our work, we train and coach a lot of corporate trainers and subject matter experts (SMEs) to be more effective in the training room. Time and again we see them struggle with PowerPoint slides...
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Featured Meetings

Trainers: Establish Context and a Reason to Participate

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses why providing context and reason to participate is important.
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Featured News

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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Featured Facilitation

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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11 min read
Leadership & Executive Presence - Nov 29, 2016

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 every day, but we never...
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3 min read
Meetings - Sep 20, 2016

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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2 min read
Presentation Rules - Sep 14, 2016

“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 hate dry runs, but we do them...
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1 min read
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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2 min read
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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