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Public Speaking and Presentation Tips
how to close a speech
The hardest part of speaking is getting in… and getting out. In this short video, Ruth explains three strategies for how to close your speech with impact.
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how to open a speech
The hardest part of speaking is getting in... and getting out. In this quick tips video, Ruth Milligan shares an effective tip for opening your speech strong.
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For over a year or more as I walked the halls at a large executive speaking coach client organization, I’d been told about an executive with the UM, AH and LIKE problem. YOU KNOW, those filler words people use when speaking, and in public speaking in particular. They were correct but not complete. After a...
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What do you say in a short speech or talk when you don't have much time to prepare? In this short video public speaking tips, Executive Communication Coach Ruth Milligan shares a hack to help you organize your thoughts. Start by answering these 2 questions.
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metaphors for storytelling
Executive communication coach Ruth Milligan is back with more quick public speaking tips. In this video, she provides some reasons why metaphors are beneficial to storytelling. They help us make a greater impact on our audience, and provide a bridge so we can convey a thought or information in a more influential and engaging way....
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public speaking time vs content
In the battle of time vs. content, which wins out? The answer to this question is the top piece of advice we give out at Articulation. So which is it? Ruth Millgan explains in this short video.
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Instead of suggesting to a fast talker to "slow down," Ruth Milligan says try pausing instead. Watch this short video for public speaking tips.
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Public speaking tips- why do we need a problem
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.
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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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Executive Communication Coach Ruth Milligan reminisces about her Dad, Groundhog Day, and the culture of storytelling-- and how it can bring people together.
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Storytelling Martin Luther King Jr
On this blog where we only talk about storytelling, communications, presentations, speeches, talks, influence and more - the only appropriate post for today is MLK’s I Have a Dream speech. No one until that moment or after has delivered a more significant, consequential and memorable talk. Arguably the most important vision talk ever communicated.
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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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For the UXDX Conference in Ireland in 2019, I was invited to answer 10 questions about how to begin to get prepared to give a killer presentation. Okay, truth, there were 11 questions, but I skipped one. So here are my 10 answers in one, 10-minute, continuous video response (unedited at the request of the...
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