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Coaching and Training Reflections
Speaker Coaching Women in Analytics Conference
Speaker coaching support for your conference can go a very long way. Learn how one conference, Women in Analytics, learned they can level-up their conference when they support speakers in a manner that will not only distinguish the conference, but all of the speakers who present at it.
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Ruth Milligan Conquering Columbus Podcast
Articulation Founder Ruth Milligan sat down with the hosts of the popular podcast Conquering Columbus to share what she's learned and experienced as an entrepreneur, founder of TEDxColumbus and community leader.
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Our founder and executive communication coach Ruth Milligan reflects on a time she made a massive mistake, breaking one of her own rules. She gave feedback to a speaker who didn't request it.
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communication challenge flip flop decisions
I got my third phone call from a corporate client with the same set of unique communication challenges I had heard from two previous clients.   It’s probably not a trend, but it certainly could be a pattern of behavior worth knowing. So let’s unpack it. Situation: Executive at a company does well. Seems to fit...
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pitch competition
Articulation's executive communication coaches prepared Ohio State University students for the prestigious pitch competition hosted by Schmidt Futures.
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Internal Pitch Competition
As Internal Pitch Competitions are become more popular, make sure to think of their benefits beyond the prize winnings. Our client engaged us to do just that and the results have been notable.
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Ruth Milligan StoryTelling
I am hoping by now that everyone knows WHAT “storytelling” does for influencing and persuading audiences and WHY it works. Without citing any of the brain science that has been widely reported, it most simply triggers us to connect with what we don’t yet know and care about, with things we do know and care about.  I spent...
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public speaking tips
Happy New Year! If you’re looking for top tips for public speaking and executive communications, this post is for you. we’ve rounded up our most popular articles from 2018.
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public speaking translate healthcare insights
Our fourth quarter was a super interesting one, just like the first three of 2018. In short, it was a great year. In fact, our best ever. Thanks to all of our clients who trusted us to help them improve their TED-style presentations, storytelling competency and public speaking impact. While we coached and trained executives...
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one idea worth sharing speech
Three public speaking tips from executive communication coach Acacia Duncan that can help you hone in on your one idea for a successful TED-style talk.
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Helping clients crank a reluctant wheel
Our speech coaching practice rests on iterating: Helping clients crank a reluctant wheel from event invite to idea to proof to story to imagery to delivery to reflection - and then starting all over again.
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TED-style Talk Success: Leadership Matters
You could call it the TED talk effect. We have come to expect people to share complicated, technical, even scientific and medical concepts in an accessible way. One key area of change that organizations want is a culture that embodies communicating ideas in short, impactful talks. But, changing the culture and norms of an organization...
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Executive Presentation Style and Delivery: Make it about the green
I remember back in elementary school, lining up in gym, tensing all my muscles, just waiting for the teacher to yell, “GREEN LIGHT!” I’d take off as fast as I could trying to cover as much distance as I could before I heard “RED LIGHT!” I hated the red light. I just wanted to run....
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That's all the time we have
If audiences want short talks, why is it still so hard for speakers to oblige them? Here are three strategies we use when helping speakers to be more (much much more) concise.
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Use too much humor in your speech? The joke will be on you. Watch the latest episode of Talk Like Someone's Listening to learn how to engage your audience without losing credibility.
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