Powerful Public Speaking

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Create a connection. Make an impact.

When delivered with confidence, words have the power to change minds and hearts. Discover the secret to captivating and inspiring any audience in our Powerful Public Speaking course.

Master the strategies, techniques, and tools used by professional speakers in order to motivate your listeners and to show them that you are ready to lead. Share effective anecdotes and format your ideas in a cohesive structure that will drive home your point and create strong connections with your audience. In a series of interactive exercises, develop and deliver a speech to industry peers. This course is for anyone who wants to captivate audiences with impactful, compelling speeches.

Who this course is for:

  • Professionals who address audiences large and small
  • Rising managers who want to stand out in the workplace
  • Individuals looking to become more confident public speakers


  • Utilize professional techniques to draw in and captivate an audience
  • Become a more confident public speaker
  • Master the art and science of storytelling

This course satisfies a requirement for the Executive Certificate in Business Communication

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Dates Offered

March 20-22, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 03/14/2018
June 11-13, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 06/05/2018
September 12-14, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 09/06/2018
December 3-5, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 11/27/2018



JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. JHHS employees receive a 20% discount. For more information on discounts, registration, and cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page

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Located in the heart of Baltimore's thriving Harbor East neighborhood

  • All course materials included
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast and lunch
  • Free covered parking




Assistant Professor and Academic Program Director for Executive Education, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Dr. Steven Cohen is a leading expert on persuasive communication and effective presentation skills. A two-time author, he’s been featured in The Financial Times, Slate, and the BBC Radio documentary, “Churchill’s Secret Cabinet,” among other media. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University. Before joining Carey Business School, he held strategic roles at Bank of America and IBM Global Business Services.