Elaine Cogan, How to Talk to (Almost) Anyone about (Almost) Anything
Elaine Cogan will present and discuss the second edition of her book How to Talk to (Almost) Anyone about (Almost) Anything from Wise Fool Press.
Sweaty palms? Dry throat? General nervousness? Most of us have one or more of these symptoms when we have to give a speech, whether for two minutes or twenty. This update of Elaine Cogan's classic how-to for effective public presentations at a council meeting, a club lunch, or a professional event will show you how to overcome that worst of fears: The conviction that your knees will buckle, your throat will lock up, or that you'll make your audience miserable.
Cogan has been a communications coach in Oregon for most of her adult life. She founded the planning and public affairs firm Cogan Owens Greene (then called Cogan and Associates) with her husband, Arnold in 1975. Cogan was named a “Woman of Achievement” by the League of Women Voters of Oregon and is a past president of the Portland League. She has also been a host of a weekly radio show, a columnist for the Oregon Journal and The Oregonian, as well as a television political commentator. She was also the first woman chair of the Portland Development Commission and the first woman president of Congregation Neveh Shalom.