Speak with Intention: Avoid the Gutter Ball

Posted on February 8th, 2017

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Written by Robin Miller

We just went bowling with our team for a New Year’s gathering and that’s about the only time I go bowling during the year. I always have great intentions when I put on my shoes and explore for the perfect ball. You know the one – the one that is going to bring me all the strikes and spares. I think that I have everything set – I stand up to the line – eye the pins, use my almost perfect form, release, and before you know it, the ball has veered to the right or the left and into the gutter.

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Communication Resolution: Toss Old Habits – Make Room for New

Posted on January 9th, 2017

It’s a new year. Good time to clear out what’s not working. Bags of clothes and lightly used items show up at our local thrift stores.  We are clearing out stuff. Either we got newer, better fitting things or we decided to lighten our load. The new sweater makes you feel great.  The old one, eh,  it doesn’t make you feel awesome.

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Holiday Communication Survival Tips

Posted on November 22nd, 2016


The holidays are here. For many of us this means more time with family; more gatherings with a variety of different folks. Sometimes being surrounded by people with different points of view can feel stressful and lead to challenging conversations. At ARTiculate, we believe that all voices matter and that effective communication requires connecting with your audience. You have the power to decide when, if, and how your voice is heard. To help you connect and engage with people over the holidays, we offer a few communication survival tips.

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Eye Contact as a Power Move: To look or not to look…

Posted on October 13th, 2016

To look or not to look – that is the question. What is the significant impact when we see or don’t see another human being?

Do we make eye contact as frequently and consistently as we think we do? Do we acknowledge people while we are walking or running? At social gatherings? At work? Do we acknowledge the service provider we encounter everyday? Do we adhere to status when we look or don’t look? What situations demand connection through eye contact? Are there times when it is okay not to connect?

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Communication Effectiveness: Ride the Ripple Effect

Posted on August 19th, 2016

Choose one thing. In order to be more effective, authentic, and aligned, choose one simple adjustment, new practice or habit to create or replace. Consistently practice this one simple adjustment, and then let the ripple effect work its magic.Ride the Ripple Effect

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