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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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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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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 Facilitation

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...
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Featured Preparation

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...
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Meetings - Jan 23, 2017

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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Managing Nerves - Aug 31, 2016

Eye Contact and Pausing… Is That All You Got?!

Some time back, Dale and I were the guest speakers on a webinar. The topic was about how we’ve redefined business presentations as Orderly Conversations. We were talking about the use of eye contact and pausing in order to get...
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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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Meetings - Jun 1, 2016

2 Levels of Success in Business Communication

Originally published on Training Industry's blog May 23, 2016
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Facilitation - Apr 18, 2016

For Leaders Who Expect Better Communication from Employees: 5 Ways to Achieve It

As a leader, you expect your employees’ business communication to be effective and efficient. But is it?
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