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Ruth Milligan
talk preparation
This blog post is a quick dedication to the one step in the talk preparation process that is the most important outside the day itself: the final rehearsal.
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ted-inspired-talks for research
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...
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vocal fry
For the last eight or nine years, vocal fry has been a thing. And it’s kind of driving us crazy. We assure you, no leaders we work with have vocal fry. In this video, Ruth Milligan encourages you to reclaim your strong voice! Breathe in. Breathe out. And eliminate the vocal fry. You’ll be better...
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executive communication tips for introverts
We’ve recently worked with an executive communication coaching client who’s been flip flopping decisions. Saying one thing in a meeting, then reversing it later in an email. It’s a huge executive communication problem. Through our experience, we’ve found a pattern with situations like this one. People like this client are almost always textbook introverts. The...
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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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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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