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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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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...
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Calculating the High Cost of Poor Communication

Business presentations and meetings exist for one reason: to move business forward.
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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...
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Kirkus Review for The Orderly Conversation

THE ORDERLY CONVERSATION Business Presentations Redefined Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger Granville Circle Press (234 pp.) $21.95 paperback ISBN: 978-0983870326; July 15, 2014
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Facilitation - Sep 2, 2014

4 Ways to Avoid Being a Soul-crushing Facilitator

Last weekend I was reminded yet again of how poorly people understand the art of facilitating group discussions. Backstory I participated in a meeting made up of leaders of various professional organizations in Chicago. Our...
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The Orderly Conversation - Aug 26, 2014

What Business Presenters Can Learn and Laugh About at the Emmys

One of the funniest moments of the 2014 Emmy Award show last night had to do with the power and challenges of eye contact. It happened midway through the show when Gail Mancuso won the best directing Emmy for a comedy series,...
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News - Jul 15, 2014

New Book Offers Game-Changing Approach to Instructor-Led Training

Granville Circle Press announces the July 15, 2014 publication of “The Orderly Conversation,” a groundbreaking resource for business communication. News Release – PDF
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Managing Interactions - Jul 10, 2014

Grok Your Presentations

While listening to All Things Considered on NPR yesterday afternoon, I heard a story about video game jargon. Although I don’t know anything about video games, by the end of the story I knew exactly what they were talking...
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Managing Interactions - Jun 30, 2014

A New Definition of Presentation Success

Why a Performance Approach to Business Presentations Doesn’t Work Presentations should not be confused with speeches. Speeches are a type of performance. Presentations are a type of conversation. That’s why we’ve redefined...
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