Month: January 2011

Our Speech from the Throne

When Thomas Jefferson was President, he didn’t give a State of the Union. And it wasn’t until 26 Presidents later that Woodrow Wilson took up the tradition again. History reports that Jefferson thought it was too monarchial like the Speech from the Throne, the equivalent talk in the House of Parliament kicking off a new session. …

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Your talk is a tour, not a race.

“I guess I just want to get it over with. ” – Julie, an ar.tic.u.la.tion client. When someone is either bored with their content, nervous to speak or unable to engage their audience, the focus isn’t always the message, it’s the finish line. As a result, a mini-crisis happens when no one is happy with your talk. …

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A new governor, MBA students, and a homeless guy.

  ​​SLXLM ​Yesterday I attended the 69th inauguration of a governor in Ohio, this time for Gov. John Kasich.  His personal brand is immutable:  he’s driven by a higher force, is fiercely devoted to his family, and is determined to not let special interests get in the way of fixing Ohio (we have a $10 …

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11 things to look forward to in 2011

Last year when we launched ar.tic.u.la.tion in mid-summer, we had no idea that we’d get the overwhelming response that we did.  Between individual style coaching, signature story development advising and some unique teaching opportunities, we feel very lucky.  But we know we need to work hard for that luck, so here are the top 11 …

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