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Winning at Persuasion

Nationally acclaimed speaker, D. Shane Read, teaches the art and science of public speaking at hearings and trials.

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Remote - Live Webcast

STARTThu., Dec. 15, 2022
1:30 PM
ENDThu., Dec. 15, 2022
4:45 PM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00


An energetic, captivating, and interactive program.

This course is based on Shane Read's textbook, Winning at Persuasion for Lawyers: The Art and Science of Public Speaking at Hearings and Trials (recognized with the coveted Kirkus Starred Review!) and gives you the strategies and skills to immediately elevate your presentation and public speaking skills. 

Exercises, video clips, and engaging visual aids help you put Shane’s suggestions to work immediately. 

Shane teaches you:

 How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking 
Almost everyone is scared of public speaking. Learn sure-fire steps to becoming a confident speaker.

The Seven Principles of Public Speaking 
This lecture provides a new approach to persuasive public speaking that great trial lawyers and oral advocates use.

Gestures and Delivery 
Learn how to gesture and its importance. Avoid the pitfalls that almost all lawyers get into.

How to Tell a Compelling Story and Use Insights from Brain Science to Persuade  
With these clear and concise principles, you can tell a compelling story. Also, use the latest findings from brain science to immediately elevate your persuasion skills as you develop a compelling story to tell.

Use Creative and Memorable Visual Aids 
Learn how to avoid Death by PowerPoint and use visual aids to dramatically enhance your success.

How to Not Use Notes 
Through innovative techniques, you will learn how to speak confidently and more persuasively without notes.

Learn from the Master Orators in History 
By employing time-tested principles in your next presentation, you will be grounded in truths that others have repeatedly used to succeed. Learn the strategies that the best lawyers are using to win under the national spotlight at trial and appellate oral arguments.

Why attend this course? 

When cases are not decided by written pleadings, they are won at mediations, hearings, and trials. In those situations, persuasive oral advocacy is essential. You must convince your audience that you are trustworthy, knowledgeable, and have the best argument. Even if you have the winning facts and law on your side, you must be able to communicate them effectively in order to win. Not surprisingly, when each side has a strong argument, excellent oral advocacy skills are even more important. 
By taking this course, you will learn how to structure a winning presentation that speaks from the heart to persuade so that you will have the best chance to win every time. 

About Shane Read.

Shane Read is a former civil and criminal Assistant United States Attorney who has tried over 100 trials to verdict, is an adjunct professor, and is an award-winning author of litigation textbooks. 

What others are saying about Shane Read:

“Shane Read is the best legal writer for skills development alive today.”
Mark Lanier, recognized internationally as one of the top trial attorneys in the United States.

“If you follow Shane’s advice, he can turn you into a great trial lawyer.”
Lisa Blue, Past President, The National Trial Lawyers

“Shane Read’s masterful art and science of public speaking, whatever your age and experience, will change your practice and your life.” 
Edward J. Nevin, Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates

Co-sponsored with the PBA Young Lawyers Division .

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped. This book is not available for purchase independent of this program.


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