Speaking for Success

Readings and Resources (Second Edition)
Edited by Steven D. Cohen
Paperback, 278 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-1004-7 ©2018
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    Speaking for Success: Readings and Resources is a collection of essential articles on the art of public speaking. With over a dozen new readings, this edition challenges students to change the way they prepare for presentations and improve their public speaking skills. It equips students to stand in front of an audience and make an impact, both in the classroom and in the workplace.

    This collection explores the tools and techniques that powerful speakers use to captivate their listeners. Unlike textbooks on communication theory, this volume explains what to do and how to do it. It also covers topics that often are overlooked, including first impressions, leadership styles, and public narratives. In many ways, these topics are just as important, if not more important, than the techniques themselves. After all, powerful public speaking is not simply about delivering an effective message; it is also about exercising leadership.

    Speaking for Success is an ideal standalone text or supplemental reader for public speaking courses. It not only teaches students how to develop a compelling presentation, but also gives them the knowledge and tools to speak with confidence.

    Steven D. Cohen is a leading expert on public speaking and effective presentation skills. A professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, he is well known for helping leaders and professionals speak with authority, confidence, and influence. Dr. Cohen has been quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Slate, Huffington Post, and New York Magazine, and was featured in the BBC Radio documentary, “Churchill’s Secret Cabinet.” He is the author of two highly-acclaimed books, Public Speaking: The Path to Success and Lessons from the Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art. Dr. Cohen earned a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Maryland, a master in public policy from Harvard University, and a bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of Florida.

    To learn more about Dr. Cohen, please visit www.stevendcohen.net.

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