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8608

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$245

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$265

National Speaker Series
ADVANCED SKILLS OF STORYTELLING & PERSUASION

FRIDAY  •  JUNE 20, 2014

State Bar of Georgia Conference Center
104 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 3 Trial Practice Hours

Featured Speaker:
David Mann

The best lawyers agree: without skilled delivery, the soundest arguments fail. In this entertaining and compelling program, David Mann focuses on the goal of persuading juries and engaging witnesses by presenting complex material with the ease of a conversation. Examine the essentials of storytelling, using past masters as examples and learn how to use vocal inflection and body language to tell the story between the words. With concepts drawn from his successful career in performance and public speaking, Mann will provide you with tools for powerful, engaging presentations, incorporating role-play of opening statements and direct/cross examination. He will also expose you to sound methods for more complete depositions, stronger closing arguments, and more illuminating client interviews.

7:45

Registration
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:15

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MORNING SESSIONS
8:30

Principles of Persuasion

  • Developing persuasion beyond the logical argument

Communication concepts

  • Engagement through non-verbal cues

managing voice

  • Emphasis, pausing, and pace as persuasive tools
  • How to project vocally, and use natural presence for advantage
10:00

BREAK

10:15

Voice and body for witness interrogation

  • How to deliver questions that engage jurors
  • How to question with sincerity to elicit desired responses from witnesses

Body language and gestures

  • How to find a relaxed, personal gestural language and resting position

Using a podium

  • Managing restricted movement for maximum engagement

Methods of rehearsal

  • How to efficiently practice statements and examinations
11:45

LUNCHEON (Included in registration fee)

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
12:15

storytelling goals of opening statement

  • Establishing a dynamic narrative to instantly engage jurors
  • Emphasizing character and motive to animate factual details
1:45

the six elements of storytelling

  • How to use the six primary elements that constitute a dynamic story
2:00
break
2:15

THE POWER BEHIND A GREAT SPEECH

  • How master orators use rhetorical devices for persuasive effect

The hollywood lawyer

  • Analysis of the persuasive presentation qualities of master performers

construction of opening statements

  • Practical application of the six story components

Delivering new opening statements

  • Practical examination of storytelling and presenting skill
3:30
ADJOURN