The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union Community Center 1259 Aala Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
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About this Event

Business communication exists to move business forward. In a perfect world, that work is efficient and effective. Now, think about the last presentation or meeting you attended. Was it both efficient and effective?

No? You’re not alone. It’s time for a new approach, one that is practical and flexible enough to work in a variety of situations.

In this session, you will be introduced to the concept of The Orderly Conversation, which is a type of communication that combines a carefully organized message with flexible, spontaneous delivery. This means that while you prepare, you need to look ahead to the uncertainties of the conversation, and once the conversation starts, you need to adapt what was planned to what’s happening in the moment. And this is why the traditional approach of one-way speechmaking, which we all learned in school, falls short in business settings.

This session is not about tips and tricks. Instead, it’s a serious, big-picture look at culturally-sensitive group communication. It’s about the skills and techniques you use to achieve your goal and manage the process effectively and efficiently.

You will examine and learn the skills to:

  • Engage listeners in a genuine conversation
  • Frame business conversations to provide context and relevance
  • Be spontaneous and think on your feet
  • Encourage participation while controlling the message and the room
  • Coach others using The Orderly Conversation techniques


12:00 - 12:10 ATD Announcements/Opening

12:10 - 1:30 Presentation


Parking is available in the HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union parking structure for this event. As you drive into 1259 Aala Street, take a ticket as you enter the garage. Please park anywhere on Level 1A or 2A. Bring your ticket to class for free validation.

Payment Instructions

You can now pay with one of the world’s most popular online payment options, PayPal. After registering for the event, click on balance due on the bottom right hand corner or sign into your account and click on “View Profile” and select “Invoices and payments”.  Then click on the "Pay Online" button to take you to PayPal to complete your payment.

About the Presenter


Dale Ludwig                                                                

Dale Ludwig is the Founder and President of Turpin Communication, a presentation and facilitation training company in Chicago. Over the past 23 years he and his partners have developed methodologies that challenge much of the conventional wisdom in the field. Working with presenters, facilitators and trainers, Turpin’s work (1) focuses on The Orderly Conversation® that must take place, (2) acknowledges the Default Approach that every presenter and facilitator brings to that process and (3) helps communicators develop the skills they need to engage listeners in a productive interaction. Dale has a PhD in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a frequent blogger and is the author of the white paper, “Getting Past 101,” which can be downloaded at 

Greg Owen-Boger

Greg Owen-Boger is the Vice President of Turpin Communication, where he is a speaker trainer and executive coach. Schooled in management and the performing arts, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, Greg brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the organization. He joined Turpin in 1995 as a camera man and quickly worked his way up. He is a frequent blogger, popular speaker, and he is among many thought leaders who contributed to the book “Master Presenter: Lessons from the World's Top Experts on Becoming a More Influential Speaker.” Greg was the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter.

Together, Dale and Greg co-authored the “groundbreaking” book, “The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined,” which is available at online retailers and at

AOE (Area of Expertise)

The AOE's for this Event are “Coaching”, “Integrated Talent Management”, and “Training Delivery", three of 10 ATD competencies.  You will receive a stamp for this event on your Area of Expertise tracking card. (Tracking cards are available at the event.)

Everyone who obtains stamps in all 10 Areas of Expertise in 2016 will receive an ATD Area of Expertise Certificate of Completion for 2016.  There will also be a drawing at the end of the year to win an All-Access Pass to attend all events in 2017 for FREE! (You must be an ATD Member to be eligible for this drawing.)


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