Public Speaking

Make Eye Contact to Engage Your Listeners

By | Aug.01.16 | No Comments

Every group of listeners — whether a big audience, a small group, a jury or a single senior partner — is a multi-eyed monster that a speaker must confront, eyeball to eyeball. The only way to …Continue reading »

Attorney at Work Classic

The Project Management ABC’s

By | Jul.27.16 | No Comments

A Curmudgeon’s Perspective. The Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity (“A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers“) got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new …Continue reading »

Skill Building

Keep Growing: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

By | Jul.19.16 | 1 Comment

It’s always interesting to me how many lawyers still think a successful law practice centers on knowing lots of legal principles. The reality is, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s true that you know …Continue reading »

Stand and Deliver

Look Smart When Presenting with PowerPoint

By | Jun.15.16 | No Comments

Traditionally, most presenters see the same view of their slides that their audience sees. Don’t you long for the ability to view your own presentation notes at the same time? Although the ability to view your …Continue reading »

Friday 5+ Tech Tips

On Deck: Pro Tips for Creating Masterful Presentations

By | May.27.16 | 1 Comment

For Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we invite a dream team of law practice technology experts to give their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just …Continue reading »

Attorney at Work Classic

Use Body Language When You Negotiate

By | May.25.16 | No Comments

Lawyers negotiate all the time — with other lawyers, partners, staff and clients. Even at home, you’re probably negotiating to get someone in your family to do what you want. One key to successful negotiation is creating …Continue reading »


Expand Your Mind: Go to Mainstream Conferences

By | May.17.16 | 2 Comments

If you are a solo practitioner, of counsel, or a partner at a law firm, you have at least two roles: attorney and entrepreneur. Your time and energy are split between performing client work and …Continue reading »


Like? Yikes!

By | Mar.01.16 | 1 Comment

Those of us who love language and value the ability to be well-spoken have every reason to feel, like, depressed. I fear we have lost the battle with mass culture regarding articulate speech. Witness the ubiquity (a wonderful word …Continue reading »

Presentation Skills

The Trap of Vertical Speaking Notes

By | Jan.27.16 | No Comments

I coach hundreds of lawyers one-on-one each year. When they plop their legal pads on the table as we work, I can see the notes they have created for public speaking or trial advocacy. With …Continue reading »

Nothing But The Ruth!

Write What? A Simple Solution to Blogger’s Block

By | Jan.13.16 | 1 Comment

As a blogger, I often have random inspirations for posts. They can hit me at any time — when I’m going for a run, talking to colleagues, reading my Twitter feed. The one time my brain …Continue reading »