Coaching and Training Reflections

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.

When someone flip flops decisions at work. Is it a communication challenge?

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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New Series: The Cultures of 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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