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The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Corporate Lawyers (The… (edition 2010)
The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Corporate Lawyers (The Articulate Life) by Brian K. Johnson
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Designed to assist college law students as well as senior partners, this illustrated how-to guide teaches corporate lawyers how to speak persuasively while thinking on their feet and polish their personal style. Based on more than 25 years of experience coaching practicing attorneys, Johnson and Hunter's innovative techniques—which incorporate cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, and sports psychology—help transactional lawyers look, sound, and feel natural while speaking in public. How to factor in the effect of adrenaline on public presentations, eliminate "um" and other thinking noises, and remember facts while speaking extemporaneously are among the topics addressed in this guide.
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Addressing the distinctive communication skills expected of attorneysand based on three decades of experience coaching lawyersthis manual of practical, useful solutions integrates cutting-edge discoveries in human factors, linguistics, neuroscience, gesture studies, and sports psychology. These techniques will transform any attorney into a more confident speaker, whether addressing colleagues in a conference room, counseling clients in a boardroom, or presenting a CLE in a ballroom. Including tips on bringing the presentation off of one's notes and using direct eye contact, the book answers such common questions as: How do I channel nervous energy into dynamic delivery? What is a reliable way to remember what I want to say? How do I stop saying um and think in silence instead? and Why is gesturing so important? Topics are divided into chapters on the body, the brain, and the voice, with an extra section specifically dedicated to practice.
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