Last spring I heard Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, the director of the Howe Center on Writing at Miami University speak on how anyone can learn to write. Through some additional conversations we learned that her re-framing of writing—as in getting rid of the freshman writing requirement—was driven by a theory called Threshold Concepts. The best way […]
In public speaking, defining the problem that your idea addresses is far from a waste of time. In fact, if it is not clearly identified, you will have an even bigger problem on your hands: an audience that doesn’t care.
When a client tells me they want to do a group presentation, my first instinct is to say DON’T DO IT! They take a lot more time. (I mean a lot!) It’s harder to make the presentation cohesive. The increased complexity means more risk of things going wrong. Long story short, they are just harder
Read Between the Lines with Articulation At Articulation, we’re executive communication coaches who love to talk about speaking. Today, in celebration of World Book Day, we’re doing something different. It’s not quite a book club, and not a book review. Think of it more like a reflection. We’re referring to it as “Read Between
One of our company values is transparency. We believe in it when working with clients, with speakers, and when people give us feedback. We want to be transparent in a “reporting” way about the work we’ve been doing. It’s in the spirit of if we don’t share it, you won’t know. We’ve had a strong
Provide more value to speakers when you deliver actionable feedback using these four tips from Coach Acacia Duncan.
Team business pitches play a critical role in major organizations across industries. How can you ensure your team comes to the pitch prepared to win? Ruth Milligan and Acacia Duncan conducted a brief LinkedIn Live conversation about our recent learnings from coaching consequential team-based business pitches. Some highlights of the talk included: The Tuckman Model
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 changes on our team. We’re pleased to announce that Acacia Duncan has taken on the role of Director of Training and Coaching. In her newly created position, Acacia will helm
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
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