A LEADING EXPERT ON THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Dr. Steven D. Cohen is a faculty member at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education, and an assistant professor of communication at University of Baltimore’s Klein Family School of Communications Design.
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EXPLORE DR. COHEN’S ARTICLES ON POWERFUL PUBLIC SPEAKING
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.”
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.
The Music of Speech
Music and speech are both performance arts. While these two art forms may appear distinct, they share a key characteristic: the power to evoke visceral responses from listeners.
The Art of Public Narrative
Stories are fragments of the human experience. Powerful stories make people think about who they are, what they believe, and whether what they are doing is right.