Attorneys Who Articulate – part 1

Most attorneys are known for their writing skills. Some are also orally articulate. Do you wish to be well understood? Then work to become an Articulate Attorney. One of the most important things governing the quality of our voices when we speak is how well we articulate the sounds – how well we shape the .. read more

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On March 6th, 2013, posted in: clarity, practice, presence, public speaking, respect by

What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

When is it time to put aside our daily chores and pay attention to the story being revealed around us? I can’t help but reflect on this today with a related circumstance in my past. My sophomore year in high school, I played a role in Bye, Bye, Birdie, a musical which (according to Wikipedia) demonstrates satire .. read more

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On September 7th, 2012, posted in: alertness, presence, relationship, Uncategorized by

Step Up

I get asked to do things that stretch me. No doubt, you do, too. Maybe it’s being a guest speaker in a webinar, a coach for a  new audience of professionals I haven’t experienced before, or even customize a topic for a presentation. My first reaction is usually, “gosh, am I good enough?”. And by .. read more

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One Simple Rule of Thumb for Courtroom/Public Speaking

Recently I spent an hour with a client wanting a review of the presentation he’s giving for an office all-staff meeting. As I requested, he sent me the focus of his message in advance so I could get a sense of the content. Although it was fairly technical, I knew there were ways he could .. read more

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On July 21st, 2011, posted in: courtroom, lawyers, presence, 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