Coaching and Training Reflections

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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call or video conference

Voice call or video? Three tips to decide which is best.

I simply have one question for you today. Why are we on so many video chats? With the spread of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders many of us are under, to say video conferencing is booming would be an understatement. Zoom said daily users spiked to 200 million in March, up from 10 million in …

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communicating during coronavirus

4 Things We Want You to Know

Dear friends and colleagues, The world feels a bit upside down now. To everyone who is experiencing illness or economic upheaval, our hearts are with you. If you are like us, you’re trying to juggle new challenges– from home schooling to finding out where toilet paper is in stock, while keeping yourself and your loved ones …

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Don’t Stop Communicating!

Dear Friends: Our thoughts are with those families who are personally impacted by the Coronavirus. While news of events being cancelled due to the virus make headlines, let us offer you some positive communication options during this time of uncertainty. Remember, you still have something to communicate even if you may not be able to …

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Coach Your Internal Speakers to Crush Their Next Talks

Development events,  quarterly briefings, town halls, annual meetings, or investor days. If you’re a communication professional, chances are you’re charged with preparing the executives, researchers and scientists you work with for their moment in the spotlight– how can you make sure they deliver with impact? Ruth Miligan has some tips to share with you in …

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Convert the conversation into a presentation

Every conversation we have is with ourselves.  And on occasion it involves someone else. Every time I repeat this quote in a public speaking class or executive presentation training, I get a good chuckle out of my audience.  It’s the nervous kind, that says, “uh, you are probably talking about me.” What can you do …

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Ohio State Puts Culture of Innovation in the Spotlight with TED-inspired Event

The Ohio State Research & Innovation Showcase was part of the OSU Innovator of the Year Awards Event. While the event has been held previously, it’s the first time the nominees each presented a short TED-like talk. And Articulation was called in to help. Coaches Ruth Milligan and Acacia Duncan coached the speakers using our proven Transforming Talks process.