Get To The Point

Cure Bad Speech Habits: “It’s, Like, Y’know, Amazing!”

By | Apr.21.14 | 2 Comments

If I hear an awards show red-carpet doyenne say “Your gown is amazing” one more time, I think I will puke on my tray-table. How about “terrific” or “magnificent” or “[...]

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Get to the Point!

Why a TED Talk Is Like a Chicago Hot Dog

By | Apr.03.14 | 1 Comment

These days it seems like everybody wants to claim, “I gave a TED talk.” The reason? These talks are famous for being fresh and interesting. TED talks are no longer than 18 minu[...]

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Law Practice Management

Run a Great Meeting

By | Jan.27.14 | 1 Comment

For law firms, January is a time for decision-making and planning. That means meetings — lots of meetings. Unfortunately, too many of these meetings are a frustrating waste of [...]

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Courting Insight: Body Language on Trial

By | Dec.12.13 | No Comments

The most brilliant trial attorneys seem to have a natural instinct for reading people, knowing intuitively what a nod from a juror or glance from a judge implies. For the rest of u[...]

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Happy Hallowe'en!

The Monster Under the Bed

By | Oct.31.13 | 1 Comment

Once past the age of trick-or-treating, we like to think we've kissed our last bogeyman goodbye. After all, we now know that zombies are merely figments, and it's only dust bunnies[...]

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Practice is for Professionals

Perfecting Your Presentation Skills

By | Oct.15.13 | 4 Comments

There's a misplaced belief among lawyers, one that many may hold as a self-evident "truth": Rehearsing and practicing is for lily-livered, milksop fraidy-cats. Just last week I hea[...]

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