Featured Facilitation

Trusting and Being Trusted

Earlier this year, Greg Owen-Boger posted a blog entry here called “TRUST: It’s Yours to Lose”In it he talked about what a senior executive needed to do to keep the trust of the people in his...
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Featured Managing Nerves

Applying Presentation Skills to a Game of Charades

Last Thursday I spent Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. After the over-the-top dinner (prepared by my good friend Olive) had been devoured and dishes were done, family and friends retired to...
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Featured FAQs

My Time Has Been Cut Short!

I was on LinkedIn and ran across a discussion that caught my eye. The question that was posed was this: “You prepared a 30 minute presentation and when you arrived it was reduced to 20 minutes. What...
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Featured Preparation

Focus on Context

If you’re a business presenter, you know that one of the challenges you face is context. Not only do you need to think about how your recommendations fit into the context of your listeners’ lives,...
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Featured FAQs

What can I do about dry mouth?

Dry mouth can be a symptom of dehydration, so drink some water before you present. You also may want to cut back on caffeine before a presentation. Caffeine is a diuretic and can leave your mouth...
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Presentation Rules - Sep 10, 2012

Six Red Flags for Business Presenters

  I was on Linkedin this morning reading updates. While I was there, I saw a link to a blog that made me cringe. It was a post about how to deliver a perfect presentation. I clicked on it and saw, as I suspected, that every...
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Managing Nerves - Sep 4, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect… or not.

 
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News - Aug 27, 2012

20-year Milestone for Turpin Communication

  This week marks Turpin Communication’s 20th year in business. Although we’ve had 19 anniversaries leading up to this one, most of which have gone by unnoticed, this one feels different. This one feels like it needs to be...
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Managing Interactions - Aug 20, 2012

How Can I Help a Nervous Presenter?

Managers often come to us and ask how they can help their team members get a handle on the nervousness they experience when presenting. This isn’t surprising, of course, since this type of nervousness is a real issue for a lot...
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Facilitation - Jul 30, 2012

People think I’m mad all the time. As it turns out, I just have a “thinking face.” Anything I can do?

This is a problem I’m very familiar with; I too have a “thinking face.” When I am deep in thought my face naturally gets a very stern look on it. I didn’t realize it until my colleagues kept asking me, “What’s wrong?” or “What...
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