Presentation Skills For Attorneys

  • $199.00
  • Aug 01, 2017 (Recording)
  • 75 minutes

Just last month an attorney told me, "I do much better when I don't prepare for presentations." Says who? You cannot be the best judge of your own performance. Even if some audience members liked your presentation, or you won your case, it's nearly impossible for you to be the candid judge of you. If you don't believe preparing makes you better, then your standards are lower than they should be.

Yes, some people are naturally great speakers. But most of the population has to acquire the skill of becoming an effective presenter. Some attorneys have excellent speaking ability and are able to hold their audience's attention, while others create painful experiences for their listeners. You've known or seen brilliant attorneys that know the law but are unable to convey their thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Anyone who believes that knowledge alone equips you to speak well is insanely misguided.

This training is also beneficial for attorneys that may be confident in their speaking ability but want to take those skills to the next level.

You can have a beautiful PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation, yet it can undermine your key points. If this happens, people will struggle to remember what you even talked about. You many have distracting habits that take the focus off the message of your case. You may be able to craft compelling analogies and stories that relate to your audience but your physical delivery skills need major improvement. Stop settling for par presentation skills and learn to captivate your audience.

Learning Objectives

  1. Overcome speaker anxiety and appear more self-confident
  2. Use non-verbal communication to enhance performance
  3. Present yourself in a positive way to your clients
  4. Use visual aids more effectively
  5. Improve your speaking voice
  6. Write a speaker’s outline
  7. Write an introduction and conclusion

Key Benefit

  • Whether you’re arguing in court, interviewing potential clients, or presenting to your peers at a CLE seminar, this program teaches you to effectively persuade all audience types. Learn how audiences process information, discover ways to overcome shrinking attention spans, develop strategies for managing your nerves, identify distracting speaking habits and learn to make a strong first impression.

Topics Include

  • Overcome speaker anxiety
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Present yourself in a positive way to your clients
  • Prepare for client meetings
  • Non-verbal skills when delivering presentations
  • Dressing appropriately
  • Walking
  • Handshaking
  • Posture
  • Gestures
  • Eye contact
  • Movement
  • Time of presentation
  • Effective use of visual aids
  • Improving your speaking voice
  • Outlines
  • Writing/delivering an Introduction
  • Writing/delivering a conclusion
  • Q& A following a presentation

Bonus Materials

  • Handout- symptoms and solutions for nervousness

You Also Receive

  • 1.25 continuing education credit hours (as applicable)
  • Personal answers tailored to your questions and situations
  • Convenience of attending from office, home or mobile device

Your Avant Expert

Susan Schoenfeld, MA, has over 20 years of corporate experience, particularly in the legal arena. Since 1987, Susan has provided customized coaching, seminars, strategic planning and motivational speaking services to individuals, businesses and community groups statewide. She has presented numerous workshops to law firms and legal associations. Her background in professional theatre has helped make her presentations engaging. Some of her clients include Hyatt Corporation, Time Warner, Mercury Marine, Hinshaw & Culbertson, DLA Piper, Greenberg Traurig, Chicago Bar Association, National Association of Realtors, Women in Transportation International, Credit Management Association, University of Wisconsin, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Parking Association, FH&C, Council of Residential Specialist, Harley Davidson and Purchasing Managers Association. Susan is a certified DISC instructor. She has had articles published in several professional journals and she has coached executives on management skills and presentation techniques. She is a consultant with Loeb Consulting Group where she presents Management Skills Training for Law Firm Administrators and she also works with the Leaders Institute.

Presentation Skills For Attorneys

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