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Are you willing to be great?

Someone once told me¬† the following: Every day brings us someone to learn from and someone who needs to learn from us. My first response was, “I wonder if I will be willing to learn?” An introvert who has a history of not asking for help, I have often fallen into the trap of NOT .. read more

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If you think you’re out of practice

Ever feel you just can’t make enough improvements because you don’t get enough practice? Many speakers would agree this is something that holds them back. And to a degree, I understand. Yet I also know this type thinking is an example of narrow application. Many litigators have told me a similar tale. They focus their .. read more

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On December 19th, 2011, posted in: clarity, litigator, practice, public speaking by 1 Comment

Discovering Your Courtroom Impact

You slide your chair away from the table, rise and approach. You can’t help but watch yourself, hear your footsteps and feel the hairs on the back of your neck. What are your opening words? Where is your opening focus? What is the impact you’ve already made? Litigators know the power of their presence and .. read more

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On July 19th, 2011, posted in: impact, litigator, performance, presence by