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Video Time: 61:01
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More Training and Resources
These are the tips and secrets I’ve picked up from the 10,000+ hours I’ve invested in the courtroom and the 200+ trials that I’ve taken to verdict.
The Winning Story
This video training program that will walk you step-by-step through the process of planning, crafting, and delivering the most persuasive opening statements your jurors have ever heard.
Time Management webinar
Master your time and take back control of your practice AND your personal life.
The live CLE program was originally presented January 22, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.
Florida CLE course number: 1400231N
Approval Period: January 22, 2014 – July 22, 2015
Here is the outline that I presented to the Florida Bar (in case you want to submit the program for out-of-state CLE credit):
- Three Reasons Why Your Last Direct Examination Bombed
- “You are Not the Star” – Why Most Lawyers HATE Direct Examination
- “One Thing” – What jurors should remember about your direct examination
- “Punch the Jurors in the Nose” – The first 60 seconds of your direct examination
- Roadmaps and Headlines – Making it easy for jurors to follow
- The Magic Words that avoid objections in direct
- Give ’em the “How” and the “Why” before the “What” – How to organize your direct for maximum impact
- “Look out, you’re gonna get hit!” – The simple language trick that brings testimony to life
- “Wow, that’s fast!” – Helping jurors feel the passage of time
- “I could reach out and touch him” – Helping jurors see distances
- “Poke ’em in the eye (and nose, and ears)” – Touching multiple senses to take jurors into the scene
- “W.W.J.A.” – What Would Jurors Ask (if they could)
- “Cognitive Schizophrenia” – Ensuring that you get the picture out of your head and into the jurors’ heads
- “You’re not listening to me” – The #1 Reason for Divorce (and bad direct examinations, too)
- “How to Create Evidence (without losing your bar card)” – The power of asking, “What else?”