Ruth Milligan

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How to Create Deeper Connections in Virtual Meetings

Connecting in a virtual environment is hard– we all experienced that over the course of the last year as we adjusted to the world of Zoom, Teams, or whatever platform we found ourselves on. While coaching hundreds of speakers and facilitating group meetings and workshops, Articulation discovered how to foster connection by being intentional. Whether …

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3 Good Reasons Why You Need to Rehearse for Your Presentation

In the last few months, we’ve had a few clients who have had this same general story: They report after an important town hall, annual meeting, board presentation, oral pitch…. “The event went…well…okay. It would have been better if everyone had a chance to practice. And we didn’t have time to rehearse the day before. …

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How to Dramatically Improve Your Voice When You Present Virtually

One of our clients asked, “Whenever I’m presenting online, I feel like I lose people’s attention. Is it my voice? What are some simple things I can change to improve the way I speak when I present virtually?” Dear client, we are happy to help. In the last year, we at Articulation have taken what …

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And the winner is…

Flexibility. As we sat in the gorgeous new conference facility at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, having just finished a day of rehearsals and a day of taping 16 talks, we started to finalize the panel discussion logistics. I said “Let’s try to do it in the lobby.” Long, pregnant pauses filled the cavernous room. (I guess …

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Our Passion Project: Introducing Teach It Online Now

Preface: I have waited six months to write a reflection on this year until I had something positive to contribute to the recovery to our economy in wake of COVID, fires, floods, hurricanes, and racial unrest. This blog represents my experience and is not supposed to compare or contrast to others’ experiences, which by and …

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Melinda Church Do Tell Virtually

A Strategic Approach to Virtual Fundraising

Relationships are at the heart of the philanthropy. How can fundraisers grow and cultivate relationships, without seeing their donors in person? The whole process shifted with the arrival of COVID-19. Melinda Church works with GGA as their lead on strategic communications, working with dozens of healthcare systems, universities, private K-12 schools and foundations, and others …

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