Turpin Communication
A distinctly different presentation and facilitation skills training company dedicated to helping business people Get Business Done


What we do is help business presenters, facilitators, and trainers succeed.

How we do it sets us apart.

While a particular workshop may focus on a very specific business goal—closing a deal, making a decision, learning something new, or gaining alignment—all workshops are designed to help individuals be more comfortable, confident, and effective in the work they do.

We Are Guided by These Three Principles

The Orderly Conversation®

We have a fluid definition of what it means to present and facilitate. Business presentations are often very interactive and require the skills of a facilitator. Group facilitators can only succeed when they are comfortable in the role of presenter and leader. At the heart of both processes is what we call The Orderly Conversation.

The Orderly Conversation by Turpin Communication, a presentation and facilitation skills training company in Chicago

Find your focus. Be yourself. Only better.

Our approach preserves every presenter’s personality and natural communication style. We help people manage the pressures of presenting and facilitating by reinforcing their strengths and helping them overcome their weaknesses.

Business Presentations Succeed on Two Levels

The first level of success has to do with the goal of the presentation. Was the deal closed, did the team agree, are they aligned, or did they learn the new skill? The second level involves creating the conditions for a fruitful conversation. This requires earning trust, making the process easy for everyone, and managing the give and take of the conversation. Often the first level of success isn’t achieved because of failure on the second. We help presenters succeed on both levels.

When we apply these principles to the training process, participants develop the skills and insight they need to:

  • Frame their presentations, meetings and training sessions so that they are listener-focused and appropriately persuasive
  • Create effective visual aids to support key messages
  • Manage nervousness and gain self-awareness
  • Engage listeners in a comfortable, flexible, goal-oriented conversation
  • Be clear and concise
  • Use visuals effectively whether seated or standing, projected, hand-held, or hard copy
  • Think on their feet
  • Facilitate fruitful interactions with listeners
  • Control the message and the room while also encouraging participation
  • Move business forward

Turpin Communication is located in Chicago, Illinois and delivers presentation trainingmeeting facilitation training, and training for trainers at client locations and in public workshops in Chicago.

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The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined

The Orderly Conversation, by Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger, is available in paperback, PDF, and now on the Kindle. Available at The Orderly Conversation website and Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Itasca Books. Bulk orders available at 800 CEO READ.




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Business Presentations Redefined