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Why Redefine Business Presentations?

In all of our workshops, a certain amount of unlearning has always taken place. Over time, we realized that everything we were helping presenters unlearn came from the world of speechmaking....
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4 Things Nervous, Over-Preparing Presenters Can Do to Calm Down and Engage

I recently delivered a workshop for eight very nervous presenters. They were a great group and talked very frankly about their worries and concerns about presenting. Their nervousness stemmed from...
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Featured Presentation

Presentation Skills Training: REDEFINED.

Academic public speaking vs. business presentations
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Featured Preparation

The Orderly Conversation Defined

One of the most important things for business communicators to understand is the distinction between a speech and a presentation. They are not the same.
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The 3rd Fundamental Principle of Success in the Training Room: From “Effective SMEs”

This post is the fifth 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 Communication’s...
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News - Jan 4, 2018

2017 Year in Review

2017 Was a Big Year We celebrated Turpin’s 25th year in business. In case you missed it, Dale wrote 25 Lessons Over 25 Years, which is an excellent read.
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Facilitation - Dec 5, 2016

Ground Rules for Effective Meetings: A Pledge for Greater Efficiency

This infographic is intended for printing and hanging in your conference rooms. Please let us know if you have any feedback.
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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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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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