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Is Nervousness Limiting Your Career?

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Tue, May 22, '18

If you suffer from nervousness during presentations, you’re not alone.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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Topics: Delivery, Presentation, Myself, Greg Owen-Boger, Coaching, Managing Nerves, My team

The New Book, “Effective SMEs” Launches Today

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Tue, Nov 7, '17

Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger, of Turpin Communication, launch “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning” 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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Topics: Dale Ludwig, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, News, Presentation, Training, My team, Myself, ATD, Subject Matter Experts, Facilitation

Preview the First Chapter of Effective SMEs!

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Mon, Oct 30, '17

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate LearningIt's finally here!

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Topics: ATD, Dale Ludwig, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, News, Training, Myself, Subject Matter Experts, My team

Top 12 Recommendations for Trainers and SMEs

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Tue, Oct 24, '17

In this series of 12 videos, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin Communication's VP, advises how to get the most value out of your training sessions and how to support SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) in their role as trainer.

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

Many of these concepts are explored in further detail in the upcoming book, "Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning," published by ATD Press, and co-authored by Greg and Dale Ludwig, Turpin's Founder. Pre-order now at the ATD bookstore.

 

Coach Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to Understand Their Dual Role in the Training Room

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Topics: ATD, Effective SMEs, Greg Owen-Boger, Training, My consultancy, My team, Myself, Subject Matter Experts, Video

Dig Deeper and Listen for Nuance

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Tue, Oct 3, '17

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses digging deeper to achieve the best learning.

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Topics: ATD, Greg Owen-Boger, Training, Myself, My team, Video

25 Lessons Over 25 Years

Posted by Dale Ludwig on Tue, Aug 29, '17

Celebrating 25 years of client loyalty at Turpin CommunicationTurpin’s twenty-fifth anniversary is this week. That’s an exciting and satisfying thing for me to think about. Strangely, I’m writing this at the office (I usually write at home) on the old library table that was my desk 25 years ago. It hasn’t been my desk for a long time. Now it sits outside Kevin’s office and is used as a workshop suitcase packing surface.

We were talking about this anniversary at our last PR meeting. Brian suggested that I write this article, thinking that it would be a good way to mark the milestone. I thought I would have trouble coming up with 25 things that I’ve learned. I was wrong.

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Topics: Dale Ludwig, News, Turpin’s Culture, Myself, My team, My consultancy, Leadership & Executive Presence

What we wish everyone knew about meeting behavior

Posted by Dale Ludwig on Tue, Aug 22, '17

Meeting participants also have a responsibility to be engaged.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 other people in the room, the meeting participants who are not responsible for facilitation or the presentation of information. They, too, need to be engaged and appear to be engaged.

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Topics: Facilitation, Meetings, Myself, Dale Ludwig

Don’t Be “That Guy”

Posted by Greg Owen-Boger on Wed, Jul 19, '17

We all know a “That Guy.” You know, the one who no one wants to work with because he wastes time in meetings? If you have a “That Guy” on your team, check out what Greg Owen-Boger has to say about how to help him.

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Topics: Delivery, Greg Owen-Boger, Meetings, Training, Myself, Video, My team

8 Tried-and-True Steps to Building Trust

Posted by Dale Ludwig on Thu, Jul 6, '17

When we wrote about Turpin’s culture last fall, we had no idea who it might lead us to. As friends do, they lead you to their friends, and the next thing you know, you’re being interviewed for an article in Success Magazine!

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Topics: Barbara Egel, Dale Ludwig, News, Turpin’s Culture, Myself, My team, Leadership & Executive Presence

Communicate Like a Leader

Posted by Dale Ludwig on Wed, Jun 28, '17

Communication is an essential leadership skillCommunication is an Essential Leadership Skill

I recently watched a TED talk by Simon Sinek called “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.” His talk motivated me to buy his latest book, Leaders Eat Last. In both the talk and the book Sinek defines effective leadership in ways that reminded me that the work we do at Turpin is not only about helping people communicate more effectively and efficiently. It’s also about helping them become leaders.

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Topics: Leadership & Executive Presence, Preparation, Presentation, Training, Myself, Dale Ludwig

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