Our Top 8 Thought Leadership Articles of 2018

Happy New Year! If you’re looking for top tips for public speaking and executive communications, this post is for you.

We know there’s a lot social media noise, and that your inboxes are likely overflowing, too. So to help you cut through the clutter, we’ve rounded up our most popular articles from 2018.

In no particular order, here are eight of the most important thought leadership articles from the Articulation team.

The One Imperative for an Effective Communication Culture: Feedback

To shape a culture where the complex messages truly resonate in clear and concise ways, it hinges on one thing: feedback. In this popular post Ruth shares five strategies for giving feedback in a productive communications culture.

The One Imperative for an Effective Communication Culture

Power Up Your Pauses

Understanding the importance of silence–what we call “oral punctuation”– is a necessary component of effectively sharing ideas. This article includes a few tools to increase your comfort with silence and to incorporate it properly into your communication.

How to Power Up Your Pauses to Move a Crowd

Tamekia’s Transforming Talks

In 2016, we met a young, dynamic woman at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH)… Tamekia Smith. Last year, she was selected to speak on the big TED stage. Tamekia is a shining example of the democratization of ideas at its best.

Tamekia’s Transforming Talks. And democratization of ideas at its best.

This is One Time to Think Small

Your talk is only as good as someone’s ability to receive and understand it. Yet, one of the most frequent faux pas we encounter is a speaker who insists on including jargon and complex wording in his presentation. Meagan says think small.

This is One Time to Think Small

That’s All the Time We Have

If audiences want short talks, why is it still so hard for speakers to oblige them? In this post Ruth shares three strategies we use when helping people to be more (much, much more) concise.

That’s all the time we have.

How Do You Choose the One Idea Worth Sharing in Your Speech

We ask our speakers to narrow their focus to one idea worth sharing. Often, they find that task difficult. Acacia offers three public speaking tips that can help you hone in on your one idea.

How do you choose the one idea worth sharing in your speech?

Storytelling as a Competency for Leadership

Great leaders can’t lead with their selfish desires. They need to lead with the audience and their aspirations. Consider these lessons from the movie The Greatest Showman.

Storytelling as a Competency for Leadership: Lessons from The Greatest Showman

Four Stages of Learning for Public Speaking Mastery

When working on any skill, especially one that has to do with public speaking, it helps to remember the four stages of learning that can lead to mastery. In this post, we look at the stages with a presentation-style lens.

Four Stages of Learning for Public Speaking Mastery

BONUS: Talk Like Someone’s Listening Series Recap

Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe how quickly our Talk Like Someone’s Listening video series came to a close. The series included nine videos that took a humorous look at some less than desirable speaking habits. They made us smile, nod our heads, wince a bit, and yes, laugh out loud!

Talk Like Someone’s Listening: Series Recap


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