Here’s where you’ll find insight into how we think and work, how we look and sound, and the tools we deploy to bring your goals to life. Our blog stretches way back, so you might want to peruse the list to see what strikes your interests or needs. Our videos offer a glimpse of several of our coaches — as well as insights into our methods. And when you do work with us, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with our Resource Toolbox to make working with us that much easier.

Blog

Our blog posts offer a rich gathering of insights, tips and suggestions designed to help you become more polished, more influential and more impactful in how you communicate with others. Skim to a title that strikes your interests or needs. And come back often because we are serious keeping it fresh and useful for storytellers everywhere.

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Ruth Milligan
Ruth Milligan

Growing to Better Serve You

June already? The first half of 2022 has been a whirlwind as we support our clients through storytelling, message development, transforming talks, and more. In

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Coaching and Training Reflections
Ruth Milligan

5 Books We Love

World Book Day inspired us share a list of five notable books in our lives right now, for a variety of reasons. Without further ado:

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Coaching and Training Reflections
Ruth Milligan

Top 20 Speaking Tips

We’ve learned a lot here at Articulation in our role as speaker coaches over the last two decades.  As we marked 20 years, we celebrated

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Coaching and Training Reflections
Ruth Milligan

Ruth’s Top 20 Talks

Today is the 20th anniversary of my entrepreneurial journey. Many of you know I started as a general communications operative and consultant (Speechwriting, PR, Media,

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Acacia Duncan
Ruth Milligan

Proudly Promoting Acacia Duncan

Here at Articulation, we’ve been hard at work coaching clients on everything from transforming talks to hot seat speaker training. And we’ve had some exciting

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Coaching and Training Reflections
Ruth Milligan

Rules for a Virtual Team Pitch

The Virtual Team Pitch. I am going to claim this is the year that oral VIRTUAL RFP defenses became the norm. Why? Because we’ve helped

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Coaching and Training Reflections
Ruth Milligan

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

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Do Tell Virtually Podcast Meredith Kaganovskiy
Communicating in COVID
Ruth Milligan

Turning Around an Event Ocean Liner

Meredith Kaganovskiy is a certified meeting professional and Senior Project Manager of the DIA Global Annual Meeting. Meredith is passionate about creating experiences and environments

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Videos

Our videos offer a glimpse of several of our coaches — as well as insights into our methods. And you can find more of our videos on our YouTube channel.

Ruth's Tips

Resource Toolbox

We go through lots of Magic Markers, Post-it Notes and handouts during our classes and coaching sessions. Aside from these basics, we rely on a set of readily available resources designed to be platform agnostic, intuitive and easy to work with. Take a moment to review the tools we’ll be using together.

Voice Memos

This voice recording app comes standard on all iPhones and is available for free for Android devices at the Google Play store. We use this app more than anything else to record practice sessions. We ask speakers to use it to share recorded versions of their talks. All files can be shared via text or email.

Uber Conference

We use this tool to record all of our coaching calls. By using it, you’ll be able to listen to your call history and measure your progress over time.

Zoom Conference

This is our first choice for remote coaching sessions. If you’re used to working with Webex, that’s okay because we are, too. However, we find Zoom better suited to remote coaching and simplifying interaction online.

Power Point and Keynote

Speakers often use support slides in their presentations. But the slides — whether built in PowerPoint or Keynote — are less important than being able to record over them for practice, timing and sharing. That’s why we encourage clients to familiarize themselves with their preferred slide presentation software and its voice recording features. For more on recording with PowerPoint, visit Microsoft support. For Keynote recording help, go to Apple support. 

Logitech Spotlight Presenter

Undoubtedly, this is the Cadillac presenter on the market. But once you understand its capabilities to help with timing and spotlighting, you’ll want one too.

Computer to HDMI Display Adapter

Our most valuable tool is our Mac to HDMI adapter. Regardless of which computer you use, you’ll need the right HDMI cable to connect to our projector. You’ll find the one right for your computer on Amazon.