Ruth Milligan

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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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3 Best Practices for Better Virtual Meetings

Ruth Milligan is back with another tip from the treehouse. And this time, it’s a survival tip on how to get through our new COVID-19 existence on virtual webinars and calls. Watch Ruth for three best practices and a demonstration that can help you conduct a better virtual meeting. She’ll share: 1. How to frame …

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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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5 Tips for a Successful Virtual Pitch

Our Ruth Milligan is back with tips from the treehouse. We’ve been preparing a lot of clients for pitches lately. And we’ve also had clients deal with canceled events and meetings. The good news (yes, there is good news) is that you don’t have to be in-person to communicate. And while new business pitches are …

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10 Tips for Entrepreneurs on Articulation’s 10th Anniversary

It’s been 10 years since I shed the skin of my first business, a traditional PR practice, which I ran for eight years, and then founded Articulation where we unleash leaders through storytelling power. This means I’m finally an adult – 18 years strong – in entrepreneurship. So as I celebrate the decade-a-versary of Articulation, …

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Leaders: How to Alienate Your Audience in 5 Minutes or Less

As you’re preparing for your next presentation, will you engage your audience or alienate them? Here are 5 different but surefire ways to alienate your audience… and how to avoid them. 1. “Let me tell you the same 7 stories I told you I told you at my first all employee meeting.” That’s not a …

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Go Deep: How to Show and Manage Your Emotions in Public Speaking

Emotion. Besides breath, emotion is one of the most underrated attributes of our oratorical treasure chests. Dig deep and you will find it can unlock the most unengaged of audiences. But what happens when you get really emotional while telling a personal story? Let me preface this by saying emotion is anything that makes you …

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The Values of TEDx: Building a Resilient Storytelling Culture

Year 11. Last week we announced our 11th year of speakers for TEDxColumbus.  I’ve transitioned to become a member of the curatorial committee, after 10 years of chairing and facilitating it. It reminded me of the values on which TEDx was formed and how they’ve helped to translate and ground us in our own coaching …

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