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Public Speaking Take 2

A few months ago I was asked by Pearson Education to illustrate the tenth edition of Public Speaking An Audience-Centered Approach. What was especially cool about this was that Pearson had also asked me to illustrate the ninth edition a few years ago. This time instead of an approach of line drawing with a watercolor wash, they wanted something more along the lines of a cut paper collage. I was happy to work on this as I always enjoy drawing crowds of people no matter which style the client prefers.

Public Speaking | Greg Betza

Public Speaking

Public Speaking | Greg Betza

Apparently Pearson has been publishing this book for quite some time and was looking to update the cover. From what I was told they always use illustrated covers for this series, so I was thrilled when my work was selected for the ninth edition.

Public speaking has never been my favorite activity, but it was a fun cover to do! And I hope it helps me warm to the idea of speaking in front of large crowds.

Thanks to Maria, Carolyn and Mika for thinking of me for the illustration.