What are the most common public speaking mistakes litigators make in the courtroom? What is the number one non-verbal indicator of credibility? How do you keep from using distracting fillers such as "um," "like," "so," and "you know"? How loud should you speak and what effect does pitch have on a listener? When is it better to read a presentation, memorize it, or wing it? What are effective tactics for dealing with situations where you have to improvise? How much harm has the age of electronic communications done to our speaking abilities?
Come hear Judge Janice Wilson, recently retired from Multnomah County Circuit Court and now providing private arbitration/mediation services; Steve English, partner at Perkins Coie LLP and long-time trial attorney; and Laura Dominic, Senior Consultant at Tsongas Litigation Consulting, reveal how even the most confident, talented advocates can stumble in oral advocacy, and get some tips for improving your own arguments and presentations.
For more information: Call Leslie Johnson, Kent & Johnson, LLP at 503.220.0717. For registration questions, call the MBA at 503.222.3275.