Powerful public speakers often seem magical. They have an incredible ability to impress their audience and convey leadership savvy every time they speak.In Lessons from the Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art, public speaking expert Steven D. Cohen lifts the curtain to reveal the techniques effective presenters use to craft powerful speeches, engage audiences, and lead through discourse. Moving beyond the fundamental concepts of speech preparation and basic speaking techniques, Lessons from the Podium encourages readers to identify their baseline public speaking ability and significantly improve upon that ability. By engaging in advanced speech construction exercises and studying sophisticated delivery concepts, readers will break bad habits, master the art of the first impression, improve emotional resonance, and learn how to expertly drive home key concepts in order to influence, educate, or inspire. Whether you’re a novice public speaker looking to find your voice or a seasoned orator who wants to take your speeches to the next level, Lessons from the Podium is the book that will unlock your true presenter potential.