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The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers Featuring Brian K. Johnson 2020

Product ID: CA2985R2
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Win over any audience

Does just the thought of speaking in front of a crowd make your palms sweat and your heart race? Armed with knowledge about how high-pressure situations affect your speaking voice, thinking brain, and adrenaline-filled body, you can learn how to channel that nervous energy, exude confidence, and wow your audience with a more memorable delivery.

Drawing on cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, gesture studies, and sports psychology, The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers will provide highly-practical solutions for transforming your ineffective speaking habits. Rather than receiving vague advice like “talk slower,” communication consultant Brian K. Johnson will show you exactly how to immediately begin improving your public speaking.

Here’s how

You’ll become a more confident and polished speaker by learning:

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3.5 CLE

Date and Time

Tuesday, January 21, 20208:30 AM - 11:45 AM CT

Add to Calendar 1/21/2020 8:30:00 AM 1/21/2020 11:45:00 AM America/Chicago The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers Featuring Brian K. Johnson 2020

Win over any audience

Does just the thought of speaking in front of a crowd make your palms sweat and your heart race? Armed with knowledge about how high-pressure situations affect your speaking voice, thinking brain, and adrenaline-filled body, you can learn how to channel that nervous energy, exude confidence, and wow your audience with a more memorable delivery.

Drawing on cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, gesture studies, and sports psychology, The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers will provide highly-practical solutions for transforming your ineffective speaking habits. Rather than receiving vague advice like “talk slower,” communication consultant Brian K. Johnson will show you exactly how to immediately begin improving your public speaking.

Here’s how

You’ll become a more confident and polished speaker by learning:

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Win over any audience

Does just the thought of speaking in front of a crowd make your palms sweat and your heart race? Armed with knowledge about how high-pressure situations affect your speaking voice, thinking brain, and adrenaline-filled body, you can learn how to channel that nervous energy, exude confidence, and wow your audience with a more memorable delivery.

Drawing on cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, gesture studies, and sports psychology, The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers will provide highly-practical solutions for transforming your ineffective speaking habits. Rather than receiving vague advice like “talk slower,” communication consultant Brian K. Johnson will show you exactly how to immediately begin improving your public speaking.

Here’s how

You’ll become a more confident and polished speaker by learning:

Read More ↓

Brian K. Johnson has been a communication consultant to the legal profession for 40 years. He teaches public speaking to transactional lawyers, advocacy and persuasion to litigators, and interpersonal communication skills to entry-level attorneys.

His international consulting practice takes him to AMLaw 100 firms and lawyer training programs throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as to the U.K. and Europe. He has taught solicitor advocates in Belfast and Dublin and has twice been invited to teach federal prosecutors for the Republic of Estonia.

Since 1981, Brian has been a courtroom communication specialist for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He was the first non-lawyer to receive NITA’s Prentice Marshall Faculty award for his innovative teaching methods. For 20+ years, Brian has trained all Assistant U.S. Attorneys at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center.

He is also the co-author of three books for attorneys: The Articulate Advocate: Persuasive Techniques for Lawyers in Trial, Appeals, Arbitrations, and Motions; The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers; The Articulate Witness: An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath.

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. :Your Body

Channel Your Adrenaline
Performance pressure triggers adrenaline which targets the muscle groups that make speakers look, feel, and sound natural – or not. Speakers can channel that turbocharged energy from the very start when it is most intense.

Breathe Tactically
An adrenaline rush accelerates the respiratory system. Controlled, tactical breathing will help you feel better, speak better, and think better.

Plant Your Feet
How you stand is the foundation of your style when speaking. When thinking on your feet, the big muscles in the legs resist standing still. Ritualize and rely on a balanced and centered stance just as athletes do.

Focus on Your Listeners
Credibility requires that you look your listeners in the eye. The only way to focus your brain is to focus your eyes. Don’t relax; tell yourself to focus.

Be Ready to Gesture
The best way to dissipate the energy of adrenaline is to release your natural gestures immediately. Getting hands ready to gesture is the first step in that process.

9:30 a.m. : Your Brain

Use the Time Warp
Adrenaline makes time appear to slow down, so nervous speakers compensate by talking too fast. You must channel the time warp to get “in the zone” of concentration.
Think in Silence
Speakers need silence to compose the next thought and listeners need silence to process what they just heard. Thinking in silence solves the problem for both of them, and it eliminates the thinking noises – um and uh.

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Speak in Phrases
Don’t talk slow! That doesn’t work. The key to controlling your pace is to speak in phrases as you think in silence. Between those phrases, you have time to think. The phrasing of the Pledge of Allegiance is a good model for this rhythm.

Create Horizontal Notes
Words flow down the page vertically, but we gesture and think horizontally. (“On the one hand . . . and on the other hand.”) Horizontal notes work better.

10:45 a.m. : Your Voice
Emphasize Key Words in Each Phrase
Clarity and understanding result from emphasis on the key words that unlock the meaning for listeners. In every phrase at least one word deserves emphasis to be persuasive. Emphatic words result from emphatic gestures.

Audibly Punctuate
Punctuation matters as much in speaking as in writing. Exploit the audible period and come to a full stop. Imagine the audible period at the end of the Pledge of Allegiance when all citizens say the same way, “with liberty and justice for all.” Period.

11:25 a.m. : Practice
Practice doesn’t make perfect; it makes you better. Efficient, deliberate practice while structuring, improvising, forgetting and recovering, beginning and ending is the best way to be ready. When you know how to practice, you can improve quickly.

11:45 a.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Deliver a more effective, persuasive presentation
  • Eliminate thinking noises from your speech
  • Learn how to look, feel, and sound more confident under pressure
  • All attorneys

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