Learn the principles of engagement through communication from nationally recognized trainer and actor/director David C. Mann.
In this entertaining and compelling program, David Mann focuses on the goal of persuading juries and engaging witnesses by presenting complex material with the ease of a conversation. Examine the essentials of storytelling, using past masters as examples and learn how to use vocal inflection and body language to tell the story between the words. With concepts drawn from his successful career in performance and public speaking, David Mann will provide you with tools for powerful, engaging presentations, incorporating role-play of opening statements and direct/cross examination. He will also expose you to sound methods for more complete depositions, stronger closing arguments and more illuminating client interviews.
You will take away from this program the ability to:
- Incorporate persuasive storytelling into opening statements
- Communicate ideas clearly with persuasiveness appropriate to the material
- Construct powerful stories that illustrate critical aspects of the case
8:30 - 10:00
Principles of Persuasion
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:45
Delivering Opening Statement
Delivering Direct and Cross Examination
11:45 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:45
Goals of an Opening Statement
The Power Behind a Great Speech
Storytelling - Why Does It Work?
1:45 - 2:00
2:00 - 3:30
Storytelling - How Does It Work?
Construction of Opening Statements
Delivering New Opening Statements