5 11, 2019

Releasing Your Inner Public Speaking Rockstar

By |2020-01-21T15:21:49-04:00November 5th, 2019|Acting for Lawyers™, Witness Worries|

Sometimes a client has everything going for them as they prepare for a speech; they’ve thought about what they want to say, they’ve outlined their ideas in a clear and cogent way, they have an objective for the speech that they can articulate, they are excited to reach the audience with their message -- they [...]

3 03, 2019

Angry Witness Part 2: His Own Worst Enemy

By |2019-08-23T23:48:28-04:00March 3rd, 2019|Witness Worries|

By far one of the angriest clients I have ever worked with was a Middle Eastern-born physician preparing to testify multiple times in his divorce proceeding. He was frustrated that his marriage was ending, that custody of the children could be disputed, and that his wife had used the allegation of spousal abuse as a [...]

21 01, 2019

Angry Witness part 1 – Why do I get so MAD?

By |2019-08-21T14:29:51-04:00January 21st, 2019|Witness Worries|

Defusing Anger During Cross Examination How many times have you observed a well-prepared, even-tempered witness get lured into a defensive posture or a contentious dialogue with a cross-examining attorney? It can be damaging for a jury to see a witness who has impressed them as reasonable, compassionate, and credible suddenly present as antagonistic, angry, and [...]

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