Courtroom Persuasion workshops are built from successful acting and theater tips and strategies to motivate and persuade jurors. Workshops present information and practical skills for development.
Dramatic Persuasion in the Courtroom:
Ten Tips for Confident Lawyering, CCLC certified for 1.0 CLE hour
This presentation explains the concept of dramatic persuasion and debunks the myth that to be dramatic is to be phony. Presents solutions to some common performance problems lawyers experience. 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Make Your Voice Heard
Understand how the voice works, and you can master fundamentals of voice production. Through a combination of lecture and participation, lawyers will learn a variety of exercises for strengthening the voice and increasing dramatic range. The workshop closes with very useful tips for the care and maintenance of the voice.
Practical Physical Skills
Exercises focus on listening, watching and sensing which are critical to the taking of depositions, witness preparation, voir dire, and all other elements of a trial. This workshop serves to heighten concentration, observation and spontaneity.
Painting the Picture
Learn the techniques of playwrights and directors to make your language more memorable. Short writing exercises and storytelling “games” provide new ways of preparing a case for court, and creating memorable testimony.
Presenting A Persuasive Expert Witness and Teacher
When jurors hear two experts contradict each other, they believe one of them must be wrong. How jurors determine who is right depends on the expert’s ability to teach jurors how to think, not what to think. You will learn how to work closely with your expert while maintaining professional independence, how rapport between expert and jury is built, and how story can provide the framework for the jurors’ determination.
After an initial consultation a specific program can be developed for your needs.
Confidential Private Coaching is available around a specific issue of concern. May range from a single consultation to several sessions. Coaching is often used to fine tune opening statements, closing arguments, and to provide feedback on specific performance skills in the courtroom, whether it is during a mock trial or in court.