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Obligatory Sports Metaphor Blog Post

As I’ve been coaching both new and seasoned business presenters, two particular athletic analogies have proven really useful. (Full disclosure: I know stuff about sports, but it’s hardly my...
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Featured Facilitation

Feeling a Little Silly at the Front of the Room? Three Very Serious Ideas About Enthusiasm

A few weeks ago, I was delivering a workshop for a group of soon-to-be trainers. Each of them was a subject matter expert (SME), and they were preparing to deliver training to groups of people...
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Three New Guiding Principles for Business Presenters

I was asked to write an exclusive for PresentationXpert.com, an online magazine devoted to helping people take their presentation skills to the next level. Here’s how they describe their mission:
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Keep these 3 things in mind when using PowerPoint in informal settings

Here’s a question I found intriguing on LinkedIn. It’s from a woman named Alexis.
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Most of what I know about learning and development, I learned from 10th graders

I often make the comment in workshops—especially when the class is for internal trainers or SMEs preparing to lead their own workshops—that the best teacher-training I ever received occurred at my...
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Preparation - Feb 11, 2015

Level Up

It’s pretty close to impossible to get all the way to your first real job without hearing the phrase, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” What people usually mean by it is look professional—like management—even...
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News - Dec 10, 2014

5-Star Review for "The Orderly Conversation" at San Francisco Book Review

Review originally posted at The San Francisco Book Review
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Introduction - Nov 20, 2014

Success ≠ Perfection

"I want my presentation to be perfect." This is something we hear from our course participants now and then, and I reckon more people think it than actually say it. Most of the time, when people talk about a "perfect"...
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Meetings - Nov 3, 2014

Calculating the High Cost of Poor Communication

Business presentations and meetings exist for one reason: to move business forward.
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Infographics - Oct 7, 2014

9 Habits of Highly Effective Business Presenters

This infographic on the 9 Habits of Highly Effective Business Presenters was inspired by an article on this blog a few months ago. That article was inspired by a post by a fan of Turpin Communication. Enjoy.
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