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CUSTOM DESIGNED PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR LAWYERS
Presented by Courtroom Performance, Inc
Please Note: This course has already
Date: Monday, May 23, 2005
Location: Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Whether you are presenting your case to a jury, or speaking at a continuing legal education (CLE) course, your ability to communicate directly relates to your presentation effectiveness. The first day of the course will teach you to enhance every aspect of your presentation. You will gain insight into the messages being sent by your body language, eye contact, facial expressions, and vocal inflection. You will also acquire solid skills that you can use immediately to help clarify your message, build credibility and strengthen your relationship with the audience.
You can further master your skills by attending a second day of individual instruction. No other course will give you the opportunity for hands-on, individual work that you’ll receive in a workshop presented by Courtroom Performance Inc.
(CPI) . Other interactive courses might evaluate what you’re doing “wrong,” but none of them will take the time to make sure you’re doing it right before you walk out the door. Limited to only eight (8) participants, you receive individual attention and have the opportunity to present. Your presentation will be videotaped and reviewed to give you an opportunity to see how your unique strengths and weaknesses effect the overall presentation of the case. You will receive one-on-one coaching and training, a video tape of your work, and a written evaluation for continuing improvement.
All participants in the course will receive a copy of The Lawyer’s Winning Edge” book and CD-ROM, written by the Lisa L. DeCaro and Leonard Matheo and published by Bradford Publishing Company (2004).
ABOUT THE Seminar Course faculty will utilize lecture, video, demonstration, interactive activities and some “on your feet” exercises to teach effective presentation skills. The topics covered in this part of the course include: vocal skills, body language, eye contact skills, building relationships with your audience, building credibility, and persuasive story telling skills.
ATTEND AND LEARN
- How to build credibility and strengthen the relationship with every member of the audience or jury
- How to use your body language to clarify your message
- How to use your vocal inflection and gestures to take control
- To control the visual focus of the courtroom/classroom
- To paint a clear picture that the audience (or judge/jury) can’t misunderstand
COURSE DETAILS The course is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m., with an hour for lunch (on your own). Enrollment for day one of this course is unlimited.
Day Two, Intensive Workshop
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
ABOUT THE Workshop Each four (4) hour session is limited to only eight (8) participants. Each attorney receives individual attention and will have the opportunity to present. The presentation will be videotaped, and this tape is reviewed to give you an opportunity to see how your unique strengths and weaknesses effect the overall presentation of the case. Each participant will receive one-on-one coaching and training, a video tape of his/her work and a written evaluation for continuing improvement.
ATTEND AND LEARN:
- About your presentation style, your strengths & weaknesses
- How to transform yourself into an excellent presenter
COURSE DETAILS Enrollment for Day Two is limited to sixteen (16) participants.
Two Sessions will be offered with eight registrants (8) per session.
Session I will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.
Session II will begin at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m.
Tuition for the seminar (Part One) and intensive workshop (Part Two), $599, $549 for Suffolk alumni, attorneys admitted to the bar after 2002. Tuition includes the videotape of your presentation and a written critique of your presentation style. If you would like to register, please click on the following PDF Form Public_Speaking_Registration_Form.pdf or call (617) 573-8627.
~ABOUT THE FACULTY~ Lisa L. DeCaro and Leonard Matheo are the founders of Courtroom Performance, Inc, a trial consulting firm dedicated to improving oral advocacy, and authors of the book, The Lawyer’s Winning Edge: Exceptional Courtroom Performance.
Professional actors and directors, each has over 15 years of experience in theater, film, and television. Ms. DeCaro and Mr. Matheo have helped thousands of attorneys and their witnesses prepare for deposition and trial, by employing the professional actor’s techniques of effective story analysis, story structure, and persuasive presentation.
Ms. DeCaro and Mr. Matheo are active members of the American Society of Trial Consultants and the Association for Continuing Legal Education. Both are frequent speakers at regional seminars and national conventions (including the annual conference of the ABA Litigation Leadership Section and many state bar programs), and have served as faculty for colleges and conferences nationwide (including UCLA Law School and UC Boulder School of Law). In addition to their book, Ms. DeCaro and Mr. Matheo have also authored popular papers and articles for national legal publications (including ALI ABA’s Practical Litigator, ABA’s Tips from the Trenches, The Brief, and Lawyers Weekly USA). Behind the scenes, they have helped attorneys win dozens of high-profile complex cases involving Fortune 100 companies.
Through seminars, workshops, publication, and trial consulting, they teach litigators how to compose a compelling opening statement and closing argument, how to use non-verbal communication and eye contact to emphasize their message, how to build a relationship with each juror, how to call the jurors to action, and how to advance their story through each element of the trial.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Tuition for the seminar (Day I)is $249, $199 for Suffolk alumni, attorneys admitted to the bar after 2002. Tuition includes “The Lawyer’s Winning Edge” book and CD-ROM. Please call to register for the workshop, (617) 573-8627.
Space is limited. Registrations at the door are welcome, but please register in advance to reserve a seat and your written course materials or call to confirm space availability.
Written requests for cancellations received via fax or email 24 hours prior to the program will be granted a refund, minus a $15 charge. If you cannot attend, you can send a substitute, otherwise you will receive the written course materials.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
There will not be CLE credit for this program.
If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify us as soon as possible.
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