A LEADING EXPERT ON THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Dr. Steven D. Cohen is one of the foremost authorities on persuasive communication and effective presentation skills. 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, Slate, Huffington Post, Inc., and New York Magazine and was featured in a BBC Radio documentary. 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 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.