Welcome to our library, a collection of resources to help you improve your speaking skills.
Do Not Steal My Pause: How to Get the Floor Back When You Are Interrupted
by Marsha Hunter and Paula A. Monopoli, NALP Bulletin, July 2016
Using Gesture to Calm a Nervous Witness
by Brian K. Johnson, The Champion, November 2015
What Do You Do with Your Hands? Training to Answer the Pivotal Public Speaking Question
by Marsha Hunter, PD Quarterly, November 2014
Lawyers Talking, Fast and Slow
by Brian K. Johnson, Arizona Attorney, January 2013
Nailing Your Direct Examination
by Marsha Hunter, The Woman Advocate, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
Selecting Well-Spoken Lawyers
by Marsha Hunter, Texas Bar Journal, June 2012
Check out our most recent posts below.
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- Was Thomas Jefferson a Fast Talker?
- Visualize Your Performance
- You Think With Your Hands as You Gesture
- Making the Invisible Visible: Watching Your Gestures on Video
- Help the ABA Journal Select the Top 100 Legal Blogs
- What Does Swagger Look Like?
- Deliberate Practice and “Peak”
- Nikki Haley Stood Up – Stand Up When You Have the Floor
- Your No-Device Vacation Awaits
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Instructional Audio Files: The Six-Minute Fix
This series of three audio files offers quick and immediately useful techniques to improve your speaking skills, polish your persuasive style, and help you sound more confident. You can find complete transcripts here.
Visit our YouTube Channel for more videos. A sampling is below.
The Secret Handshake
What Do Your Gestures Look Like?
The Music of Your Voice
What Do I Do with My Hands?
Notes as a visual aid for the speaker?
The Articulate Advocate
The Articulate Attorney
The Articulate Witness