What is standing between you and connection?


“I seem to make no impression at all.”
“I come across as aggressive when I don’t mean to be.”
“People seem to assume I am someone other than who I am.”
“I know I could get better at speaking, but no one gives me honest feedback.”
“I can’t seem to get my message out when I’m talking to people alone or in groups.”
“I have trouble listening and staying present because I’m thinking about what to say next.”
“Conference calls have all the awkwardness of a middle school dance, where some people hang out around the edges while others keep stepping on toes.”
“I can handle small talk, it’s the pivot to actual connection that’s a challenge.”

Sound familiar? You aren’t alone.  (Even though you might prefer to be).

High Speed (Human) Connection in a Digital World

Data we create in our movements through a virtual world tell a story about us. We tell another story through social media. Marketers sell to us based on who they think we are, as individuals and groups.

When we meet someone, how do we tell and show them who we are? How do we own our personal story amidst all the other stories being created all around us? And does it matter?

Yes, it does. Because AI, automation and machine learning presume to know us better than we know ourselves. And technology is handling transactions that were once human driven (when is the last time you called a big company to have an actual person answer the phone?). Being able to forge and maintain meaningful connections remains our uniquely human ability.

Yet, how often do we get in our own way?

Our body language and other non-verbal cues, our breath and voice, and yes, our words and messages all shape the impression we make and the stories that other people create about us.

Connect to Your Best Self While Connecting to Others

Hilary Blair draws in audiences of all sizes with this interactive experience that is part speed dating, part science lesson, part master class and just a touch of performance art. 

Participants learn why we show up how we do and how we can shift our energy to get better results by paying attention to some little–but not insignificant–things like:

  • Our tone
  • How (and when) we say our names
  • Our posture
  • Our breath
  • Where we stand or sit relative to other people
  • The neuroscience of asking questions

Having the opportunity to see–and practice–the effects of subtle changes will forever change how you form and strengthen human connections.

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Take it from those who have worked with Hilary:

“Hunter Douglas hired Hilary Blair to provide a Keynote at the Hunter Douglas National Sales Meeting and she exceeded our expectations! Our sales team learned ways of working with their customers to deliver an effective sales message while keeping their true voice. In our business, personal relationships are everything – and our sales team felt more confident and better equipped to train our customers and increase sales following the session.”

Norm M.

Hunter Douglas

“You have no idea the impact you’ve had on folks as they STILL are talking about your session! You’ve got a gift and we are grateful that you were able to share your knowledge with us.”

Kevin J.

BPG

To see Hilary in action is inspiring. Her caring, loving spirit really resonates with so many women who have worked so hard, who feel so fragile, and who want so much to learn and to grow.

Christina M.

MTZ Productions

“I feel like I could write an entire book regarding my takeaways and what I learned from Hilary’s presentation and small group session.”

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Take it from those who have worked with Hilary

Take it from those who have worked with Hilary:

Pineapple Interiors

Prior to coaching with ARTiculate, I was receiving casual feedback on my presenting skills from my peers. While the intentions were good, the feedback was only causing more road blocks and stripping my confidence. Working with ARTiculate has shown me that I can be the great speaker and leader that I want to be. They make it fun, yet every session is productive. I would recommend anyone to ARTiculate.

Tammie O'Brien

Water Foundry, LLC

Exceptional team – my presentation skills have dramatically improved as a result of Hilary and Robin’s coaching. They are highly recommended.

William Sarni

Leading Edge Strategies

The ARTiculate Team was amazing. They came highly recommended from two independent top sources and not only provided the vocal training I desired, but helped me to greatly improve my stage presence and build my speaker platform. This went FAR beyond my expectations and I will be back for more!

Jeff Price

Staples

I highly recommend them if you want to gain your voice and be more effective in any interaction whether it is a one-on-one or a large audience presentation. I believe she could help even the most polished professional be more effective. They really know their stuff! In my sessions with them, I was able to identify a few key things about my voice that were holding me back and making me less powerful and ‘heard.’ They are great to work with and I treasured my time with them. Thank you, ARTiculate!

Carrie Clausen

Jill Borgelt

It is a joy to work with ARTiculate. They have very skilled, authentic facilitators who know how to create very real value for each participant.

Jill Borgelt

Denver Better Business Bureau

Our workshop with Articulate was excellent and offered all that we asked for and more. I would definitely recommend their company for media/speaking training. The trainers were engaging, fun and informative.

Denver Better Business Bureau

Liza Ferrari

I had a great experience at ARTiculate and notice myself using the tools they provided on a daily basis. I highly recommend them and their services!

Liza Ferrari

Norm Malone

Hunter Douglas hired Hilary Blair to provide a Keynote at the Hunter Douglas National Sales Meeting and she exceeded our expectations! Our sales team learned ways of working with their customers to deliver an effective sales message while keeping their true voice. In our business, personal relationships are everything – and our sales team felt more confident and better equipped to train our customers and increase sales following the session with ARTiculate. Thanks Hilary (and Team) for a great meeting!

Norm Malone
VP of Sales & Marketing, Hunter Douglas

Semple Brown Design

The ARTiculate Team found positive, encouraging ways to work with individuals in our firm who have widely varying experience and skills. Every one of us was able to improve.

Chris Wineman

Hunter Douglas

One, one hundred… five hundred. We all communicate to others, to groups of all sizes. This training helps groups and individuals at all levels of experience to improve the delivery of their message.

Ron Rubinoff

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