A LEADING EXPERT ON THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

Dr. Steven D. Cohen is one of the foremost authorities on public speaking and effective presentations. He is an accomplished scholar and dynamic trainer who has brought research-based insights to clients in a wide range of industries. Dr. Cohen has been quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, BBC News, Slate, and New York Magazine and was featured in the BBC Radio 4 documentary, “Churchill’s Secret Cabinet.” He is an award-winning teacher who has helped professionals, managers, and leaders become more confident and influential speakers. Dr. Cohen holds faculty appointments at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and the University of Baltimore.

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EXPLORE DR. COHEN’S ARTICLES ON POWERFUL PUBLIC SPEAKING

It’s All About the Audience

The key to delivering a successful speech is showing your audience members that you care about them. You want them to see you as a leader who has their best interests at heart.

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A View from the Balcony

Every time you deliver a speech, you are, in fact, leading. Whether you are a student, an executive, a politician, or a professor, you must lead your audience toward a particular objective.

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Eliminating the Dreaded “Um”

It is difficult for me to watch political speeches. After all, I know that I am going to hear one alarming word over and over again. It’s not debt, deficit, or downturn. It’s um.

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The Music of Speech

Music and speech are both performance arts. While these two art forms appear distinct, they share a key characteristic: the power to evoke visceral responses from listeners.

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