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Arthur C. Benedict

Principal, Benedict Associates

Arthur Benedict is a communications consultant and speech writer/coach who teaches the public speaking course at Fels and management communication at Wharton. He was head of corporate communications for two global, chemical-pharmaceutical companies and has been writing speeches and helping leaders deliver them for over twenty years. As a consultant, he also works with individuals and organizations to help them deal with the media and public officials in crisis situations and has advised political candidates on their public statements. He holds a Masters degree from New York University.

Email: abenedic@wharton.upenn.edu

Courses Taught

Public Communications Spring 2017 - On-Campus
Instructor:
Arthur C. Benedict
Course Section:
001
Day(s):
Monday
Time:
6:00am-9:00pm
Course Location:
On-Campus
Course Description:

Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media.

Public Communications Spring 2017 - On-Campus
Instructor:
Arthur C. Benedict
Course Section:
002
Day(s):
Tuesday
Time:
6:00pm-9:00pm
Course Location:
On-Campus
Course Description:

Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media.

Public Communications Fall 2016 - On-Campus
Instructor:
Arthur C. Benedict
Course Section:
001
Day(s):
Monday
Time:
6:00pm-9:00pm
Course Location:
On-Campus
Course Description:

Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media.

Public Communications Fall 2016 - On-Campus
Instructor:
Arthur C. Benedict
Course Section:
002
Day(s):
Tuesday
Time:
6:00pm-9:00pm
Course Location:
On-Campus
Course Description:

Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media.

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu