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1 Website, 2 Interviews in India about The Orderly Conversation

The Orderly Conversation is getting around. This time it’s in India where an online publication, Indezine, has interviewed co-authors Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger about the book and the writing...
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Lecture is not a four-letter word: 3 ways to succeed when you’re doing the talking

I had a conversation over the backyard fence with one of my neighbors a couple days ago. She was home for the weekend after her first two weeks of college. The conversation focused on the campus,...
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Training Activities: A Waste of Time or Necessary Part of Learning?

I recently attended (and spoke at) the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference in Orlando. I overheard this conversation, one trainer to another:
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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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Feeling a Little Silly at the Front of the Room? Three Very Serious Ideas About Enthusiasm

Some time 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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Facilitation - Mar 5, 2015

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 first job, the three years I...
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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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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 - 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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Facilitation - Nov 15, 2013

No Easy Button

Recently, Greg and I delivered a facilitation skills for trainers workshop to a group of Subject Matter Experts. This group had been called upon to deliver training to less-seasoned employees in the organization.
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