Persuasive Presentations 2018

October 26, 2018 | 3.75 Other CLE Credits | WSBA Activity ID #1062110

Communicating persuasively is critical in the courtroom (and also throughout your practice). Persuasive Presentations will give you insight and tools to be at your best as a communicator.

Overview

This course will cover the basics of effective communication skills in the courtroom. It is designed to help develop confidence and a dynamic presence that successfully engages listeners. The "non-verbal" skills taught include vocal presence-resonance, articulation, vocal variety, and physical presence including gesture, movement, eye contact. Participants are encouraged to bring a short (one minute) speech or talk as one-on-one coaching will be offered as time permits.

Kimberly White empowers attorneys through dynamic and cutting edge techniques that are critical for a "superb presence". Ms. White is one of only 200 world-wide teachers trained and certified by Master Teacher Kristin Linklater in her premiere voice method, Freeing the Natural Voice. Ms. White recently was faculty on the Seattle Public Defenders Training Academy. In March she co-presented with Joshua Karton at the Women's Advocacy Project in San Francisco.

This program is available for in-person participation only.

Agenda

8:00-  8:30 a.m.

Sign-in and Coffee Service

8:30- 10:15 a.m.

Stage Presence in the Courtroom - Improving Your Confidence

The "non-verbal" skills of persuasive, dynamic communication

  • Your Natural Resonant Voice
  • Align your Body language with your message
  • Rapport: Connecting with your audience

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 am.-12:30 p.m.

Effective Communication Skills in the Courtroom - Practical Application

Up on your feet!

  • Get the juices flowing- Group Improvisation
  • Individual coaching with group feedback
  • Closure

12:30 p.m.

Evaluations and Adjourn



Presenters

Kimberly White empowers attorneys through dynamic, cutting edge techniques she has translated from 25+ years in the professional theater. Ms. White recently was faculty on the Seattle Public Defenders Training Academy. In December she presented at WSAJ: Fighting for Justice in a Divided World. Kimberly has been a key note speaker and lead trainings nationally including: co-leading with Joshua Karton at the Women's Advocacy Project in San Francisco, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, faculty on Seattle Public Defenders Trial Academy, World Global Fellows, and is a faculty member/associate of Act of Communication (a trial consulting firm in Los Angeles). With Seattle attorney Mary Ruth Mann, Kimberly co-created "Compelling Voice, Compelling Story", a two-four day workshop integrating the latest teachings on developing trial story with voice & presentation skills. Ms. White consults with lawyers on story, witness preparation, voice & presentation. She is one of 200 world-wide teachers trained and certified by Master Teacher Kristin Linklater in her premiere voice method, Freeing the Natural Voice.

Pricing

General Registration - $125

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $110

In-person participation ONLY