Ruth Milligan

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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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.

What To Do When You Work with an Introvert

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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