Mastering the Art of Public Speaking


Course Features

Perfect your communication skills

Master the art of public speaking

Learn frameworks and strategies to communicate professionally when it really counts. You will review some of the most important concepts from other Executive Certificate in Business Communication courses and explore new techniques to help participants deliver their ideas with power. Through mastery exercises and individual/group presentations, this course will help participants take their communication skills to the next level and show others they are ready to lead.

Participants must have earned the Executive Certificate in Business Communication before taking this course or have extensive public speaking experience. 

All courses include:

  • Industry-leading faculty
  • Collaborative learning
  • Research-driven results
  • Lifelong connections
  • Practical applications
  • Custom solutions

Program Details

Who should attend

  • Experienced speakers who want to elevate their communication skills
  • Professionals with frequent speaking engagements

What you will learn

  • Explore advanced public speaking principles
  • Deliver high-stakes presentations with poise and power
  • Use rhetorical techniques to make your message memorable
  • Respond to difficult questions more effectively
  • Inspire confidence in your ideas and leadership ability


Steve Cohen, professor who teaches the art of public speaking

Steven D. Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Steven D. Cohen, PhD, is an accomplished scholar and dynamic trainer whose research focuses on persuasive communication and effective presentation skills. He 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 has authored two books—Public Speaking: The Path to Success and Lessons from the Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art—and is the editor of Speaking for Success: Readings and Resources, a collection of essential articles on the art of public speaking. Prior to his academic career, Cohen was an assistant vice president and team leader at Bank of America and a senior strategy consultant at IBM Global Business Services. He holds a PhD in communication from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.