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Introducing the Threshold Concepts for Learning to be an Effective Speaker

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 […]

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Permission to Speak: A Book Reflection

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

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Video: Tips for Winning Team Business Pitches

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

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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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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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