About the Author

William Doll, Ph.D., J.D., is a sociologist, attorney, and Presidential Fellow in the SAGES program at Case Western Reserve University. He leads courses and workshops on public speaking and teaches seminars in public relations in American culture and on the future of news. He is also a former theater critic and feature writer for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

Since 1988 Dr. Doll has headed Bill Doll & Co., a communication and research firm in Cleveland that works with corporations, professional service firms, and nonprofits on speeches, op-eds, and complex communications and advocacy issues.

His work has appeared in Vital Speeches, the Wall Street Journal, FSB (Fortune Small Business), the Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications.


SPEAK: How to Talk to Classmates and Others was originally developed for SAGES, the undergraduate
seminar program at Case Western Reserve University.

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