PUBLIC SPEAKING ISN’T TAUGHT IN LAW SCHOOL. SO, MOST ATTORNEYS LEARN IT ON THE JOB. SOME GET BETTER OVER TIME. MANY DO NOT.
As an attorney, you must master a spectrum of skills. Public speaking is at the core. Oral presentation skills are critical for interviews, depositions, oral arguments, openings, closings as well as less-formal client communications.
Power Speak is a proprietary presentation training model for lawyers to help you convey your client’s story with clarity and impact; maintain your credibility; and manage how you are perceived by others. It will also improve your speaking voice, speed, cadence, breath control, posture, presence, eye contact, gestures, and demeanor.
Ultimately, whether you are speaking with a client, board of directors, or addressing a filled courtroom, Power Speak will help you communicate more effectively.
POINTS OF FOCUS
Every session begins with an inventory of personal style. What messages are you sending with your body language, tone of voice and choice of words? What are your inherent strengths, and what areas need to be developed? Together, we'll develop a personalized communications plan to meet your specific needs, skill level and objectives.
Every speaking situation has its particular demands. Understanding what your listeners need from you allows you to tailor the content of your presentation to address those needs. Identifying and directing the intent of your speech allows you to quickly connect with the audience, gain their trust, and project authority. Active listening enhances that connection and strengthens your confidence in your ability to think on your feet, thereby increasing your competence at fielding audience questions.
WORKING THE ROOM
As a participant you'll learn relaxation and focusing techniques to counter shyness and stage fright. Voice production and breath-control exercises build vocal strength and stamina. Mindful use of the dynamics of pitch, pace, volume and pause, as well as emotion, add vitality and impact to all your communications.
Private and small-group seminars are designed to meet each client's specific needs.