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

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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Featured Training

Top 12 Recommendations for Trainers and SMEs

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...
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Featured Training

Dig Deeper and Listen for Nuance

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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Featured Leadership & Executive Presence

25 Lessons Over 25 Years

Turpin’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...
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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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Leadership & Executive Presence - Jul 6, 2017

8 Tried-and-True Steps to Building Trust

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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Leadership & Executive Presence - Jun 28, 2017

Communicate Like a Leader

Communication 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...
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Preparation - May 30, 2017

Change of Plan—You’re Delivering THESE Slides Instead

We are always looking for new ways to improve the impact that we have on our clients, their teams, and the portion of the business that they support. This article is about a recent client request and how we made an on-the-fly...
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Training - May 16, 2017

Don't Waste Your Audience’s Time

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses respecting your learners' time.
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