Are you looking for outstanding training in public speaking for lawyers?
We provide coaching, books, and videos. Or, your firm or law department can get in touch with us about any of the programs listed below.
The Articulate Attorney®
Speak Well as You Think on Your Feet
Get your nose out of your notes, look your listeners in the eye, and be what you’ve always wanted to be: the articulate attorney. Becoming more fluent on your feet is the focus of this program, and we invite you to join us and just nine other transactional lawyers for two full days devoted to polishing your personal presentation style. We draw on cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, and sports psychology to give you the confidence you need to speak to any group of any size.
This course begins with a 60- or 90-minute lecture, an advanced examination of public speaking techniques. Then, individuals may sign up for 45-minute one-on-one coachings with video review. Lawyers work on issues currently in their workload with either Brian Johnson or Marsha Hunter. See our flyer for more details.
Interpersonal Communication Skills for New Lawyers
This program provides the fundamentals of professional speaking for entry-level associates. This is not a public speaking program, but rather a technique to apply the polish and precision of public speaking to the challenge of professional conversation. It provides new lawyers with the skills they need to report to practice groups and more senior lawyers. The course includes techniques to banish that accent of adolescence – um, like, you know – and the immature uptick of the questioning inflection that should be eliminated in a professional setting. We begin with a 60-minute lecture, followed by 30-minute one-on-one coachings or small group workshops.
Workshops for Women
Finding Your Assertive, Confident Voice
Women face a unique speaking challenge when communicating in a room full of men whose voices are often deeper, louder, and more resonant. This program focuses on how women can speak with articulate authority. It explores practical techniques for achieving confident, assertive communication. This interactive session is appropriate for both trial and corporate lawyers. Marsha Hunter, bringing her experience from teaching at the Center for Women in the Law at the University of Texas, in-house gender-specific programs, and numerous female-majority legal aid courses, is the trainer for the program.
Our password-protected videos are designed for law firm clients and practicing attorneys who desire access to an in-depth video library of lectures and instructional presentations to view at their convenience. If you are interested in access to these materials, contact us.
If you are a newer lawyer who doesn’t appear in court yet, our Professional Speaking Video Series is for you. By polishing the speaking skills you use every day, you will be well on your way to being an effective communicator, and that will pay huge dividends.
- Think the Thought: Paving the Way to Persuasion
- Speak the Word with Meaning: It’s How You Persuade
- How to Gesture the Structure of Your Thoughts
- Practice the Skill: You Need It to Succeed
Our Public Speaking for Lawyers Video Series is for transactional attorneys who must be as proficient at speaking as they are at writing. This series includes the following programs:
- Finding Your Style While Thinking on Your Feet
- Channeling Your Adrenaline for Dynamic Delivery
- What You Do with Your Hands: It’s More Important Than You Think
- Thinking, Structuring, Remembering Your Way to Success
- Speaking Well Through Pace, Projection, and Vocal Presence
- Practice, Practice, Practice to Gain Confidence
The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers
By Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter
Whether you speak frequently to groups or tremble in fear at the rare opportunity to do so, The Articulate Attorney will make you a more compelling communicator. Discover answers to these common questions:
- How do I channel my nervous energy into dynamic delivery?
- What’s the best way to remember what I want to say?
- How do I stop saying um and think in silence instead?
- Why is gesturing so important? What should I do with my hands?
- What’s the best way to use PowerPoint?
Based on more than 30 years of experience coaching lawyers, Brian K. Johnson and Marsha Hunter address the distinctive communication skills expected of attorneys. They offer practical, immediately useful solutions that integrate cutting-edge discoveries in human factors, linguistics, neuroscience, gesture studies, and sports psychology. These techniques will transform you into a more confident speaker, whether addressing colleagues in a conference room, counseling clients in a boardroom, or presenting a CLE in a ballroom.
Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages; all ebook formats
Foreword by Caren Ulrich Stacy, Bibliography, Appendices, Index
Reviews and Acclaim:
“This book should definitely be one of the most read, re-read, and earmarked books on a lawyer’s bookshelf.”
–Caren Ulrich Stacy, Diversity Lab
The Articulate Attorney Named Finalist in Book of the Year Awards
American Association of Law Libraries, June 2013
Associates Mind (blog), June 2013
Nevada Lawyer Magazine, July 2013 (LINK IS 404 ERROR)
Books can be ordered through your local independent bookstore, most online retailers, or by clicking the link below.
For more information and bulk sales, contact the publisher, Crown King Books.
Building Trial Skills: Chicago
The Articulate Advocate
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WHAT LAWYERS ARE SAYING
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The Articulate Witness