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Advanced Storytelling and Persuasion Skills for Lawyers 2019

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Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Butler
Butler County Bar Association
240 S. Main Street, Butler PA, 16001
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Easton
Northampton County Bar Association
155 South Ninth Street, Easton PA, 18042-4399
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Greensburg
Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7
102 Equity Drive, Greensburg PA, 15601
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown - Living/Learning Cntr
450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown PA, 15904
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Johnstown
Cancelled
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown - Living/Learning Cntr
450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown PA, 15904
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE PRICE
Lancaster
Lancaster County Bar Association
28 East Orange Street, Lancaster PA, 17602
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Mansfield
Mansfield University
20 Straughn Drive, Mansfield PA, 16933
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Meadville
Economic Progress Alliance Conf. Ctr. - William J. Douglass Jr. Corp. Conf. Center.
764 Bessemer Street, Ste. 101, Meadville PA, 16335
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Norristown
Montgomery Bar Association
100 West Airy Street, P.O. Box 268, Norristown PA, 19401
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Pittsburgh
PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Warren
Warren Library Association
205 Market St., Warren PA, 16365
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Washington
Washington County Bar Association
119 South College Street, Washington PA, 15301
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
West Chester
Chester County Bar Association
15 W Gay Street, 2nd Floor, West Chester PA, 19380
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Wilkes-Barre
Kings College
Lane's Lane (off N. Main St.), Sheehy-Farmer Campus Ctr., Wilkes-Barre PA, 18711
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
York
York College of Pennsylvania
Grantley Hall, Rm. 10, York PA, 17403
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Webcast
Online
STARTThu., Oct. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 10, 2019
4:00 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00

About

The best lawyers agree: without skilled delivery, the soundest arguments can fail. David illuminates the secrets of presenting complex material with the ease of a conversation. To engage a jury, judge, court personnel, opponent, or prospective client, a successful advocate identifies the essential intention, says it directly, and leaves out the smokescreens. Learn how to engage the jury by giving the case story a dynamic narrative, and how to tell the story between the works by improving vocal inflection and body language. With concepts drawn from performance and years of public speaking, David will share the secrets of powerful, engaging presentations that can apply to openings, closings, medications, arbitrations, depositions, witness preparation, witness interrogation, oral arguments, or prospective client interviews.

Key points for engaging opponents & court personnel:

  • Using voice and body to get twice the results from half the words
  • Using the facts to engage rather than simply instruct the jury
  • Clarifying technical information by using descriptive images
  • Projecting confidence while remaining flexible

You will take away from this course the ability to:

  • Construct powerful stories that illustrate critical aspects of the case
  • Use plain language instead of legal jargon
  • Employ effective methods of rehearsal
  • Shape case stories into repeatable, engaging wording
  • Create a 3-way dynamic between attorney, witness and jury
  • Use the courtroom to its best advantage through physical presence and gesture
  • Project a message clearly with persuasiveness appropriate to the material

Program Highlights:

  • Master persuasive delivery in the courtroom
  • Discover what gives a story persuasive power
  • Clarifying technical information by using descriptive images
  • Develop the ability to use plain language for maximum clarity
  • Examine the secrets of master performers and orators
  • Fill the courtroom vocally and physically for maximum impact

 

Program schedule

 

9:00 - 10:30 am

Principles of Persuasion - Developing persuasion beyond the logical argument

Communication Concepts - Engaging through non-verbal cues

Managing Voice - Emphasis, pausing, and pace as persuasive tools; how to project vocally, and use natural presence for advantage

 

 

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Voice and Body for Witness Interrogation - How to deliver questions that engage jurors; how to question with sincerity to elicit desired responses from witnesses

Body language and Gestures - How to find a relaxed, personal gestural language & resting position

Using a podium - Managing restricted movement for maximum engagement

Methods of Rehearsal - How to efficiently practice statements and examinations

 

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Lunch

 

12:45 - 2:15 pm

Storytelling Goals of Opening Statement - Establishing a dynamic narrative to instantly engage jurors; emphasizing character and motive to animate factual details

YouTube Attention Spans and the Visual Mind - Wording that creates specific visual images and using action language

 

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Break

 

2:30 - 4:00 pm

The Six Element of Storytelling - Character creation, detail, structure, rhetoric, theme and persuasive wording

Great Speeches and The Hollywood Lawyer - Analysis of the persuasive presentation qualities of master performers

Construction of Opening Statements - Practical application of the six story components

 

Tuition includes a digital copy of the speaker's materials. Course materials are not available for separate purchase.

Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
David C. Mann The Professional Education Group (PEG)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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