A LEADING EXPERT ON THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Dr. Steven D. Cohen is a leading authority on persuasive speaking and effective presentation skills. He is an accomplished scholar and dynamic trainer who has brought research-based insights to companies in a wide range of industries. Dr. Cohen has been quoted in media outlets such as the Financial Times, Slate, HuffPost, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and NBC News. He also was featured in the BBC Radio documentary, “Churchill’s Secret Cabinet.” Dr. Cohen’s work examines the communication behaviors of effective leaders, with a particular focus on executive presence. He holds faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Harvard Division of Continuing Education.
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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.
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.
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.
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.