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Using Subject Matter Experts in Your Training Programs

Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger were recently interviewed by HR Daily Advisor about the content of their upcoming book, “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts...
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Facilitator Training

Business people step into the role of facilitator in a variety of situations. Because of this, we provide facilitator training options to meet the range of needs our clients face.
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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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Featured Training

Don't Waste Your Audience’s Time

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses respecting your learners' time.
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Featured Training

Help! My SME Just Went Rogue… Now What?!

If you’ve ever worked with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the training room, the title of this article is probably a familiar one.
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Training - Apr 3, 2017

Make Participating Easy

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, discusses making learning easy for learners.
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Training - Feb 27, 2017

Adult Learners Aren't Blank Slates

In this video, produced by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin's VP, reminds us to acknowledge our learners' past experiences.
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Facilitation - Feb 7, 2017

RETHINK: Training Materials as In-the-Moment Job Aids

In our work, we train and coach a lot of corporate trainers and subject matter experts (SMEs) to be more effective in the training room. Time and again we see them struggle with PowerPoint slides and facilitation guides.
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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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Presentation Rules - Sep 14, 2016

“I Hate Dry Runs” (How To Make Training Prep Less Torturous)

Recently we were working with a group of trainers in a facilitation skills training workshop. During a conversation about how they preferred to prepare, one of them, we’ll call him Steve, said, “I hate dry runs, but we do them...
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