Communications Skills

persuasive lawyer

Six Tips for Being a More Persuasive Lawyer

Gray Robinson | Unfortunately, the art of persuasion isn't taught in many law schools. Here are six fundamentals.

Gray Robinson - October 25, 2021
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Calming Down an Angry Client

These are not situations to be won or lost. When clients get mad, you can only claim success when you calm them and neutralize the conflict.

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 14, 2021
write like people read

Write Like People Read

Chris Graham | Have you noticed that the way you read websites, emails, text messages — even magazine and news articles — has changed over time?

Chris Graham - October 9, 2021
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Better Presentations: How to Stop ‘Rough-Drafting’ and Learn to Speak with Precision

Do your presentations suffer from "hanging fragmentitis"? When you hear yourself starting sentences over, help yourself bring that sentence to an end by doing three things.

Marsha Hunter - September 26, 2021
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Three Steps to Effective Delegation: What, Who and How

The first step in delegating is knowing what to delegate. Use this matrix to help determine what type of legal work you can (and should) assign to others, and what you can keep.

Yuliya LaRoe - August 17, 2021
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How to Say ‘No’ When ‘No’ Is What You Want to Say

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton | Who knows why we do it, but most of us tend to say “yes” to things when we should say "no."

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 15, 2021
be a thought leader

Should You Be a Thought Leader? The Answer May Surprise You

Teddy Snyder | Expertise and thought leadership are not the same thing. What is thought leadership? Let’s break it down.

Theda C. Snyder - July 6, 2021
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The Four Parts of Your Presentation

To present a subject effectively, you need to optimize the speaker (you), the course materials, the visual (the PowerPoint) and the notes.

Theda C. Snyder - May 26, 2021
transferable skills

What Makes for a Great Transferable Skill? How to Uncover Even a Niche Lawyer’s Hard and Soft Skills

Annie Little |To unlock the power of your transferable skills, you must effectively describe your soft skills to employers.

Annie Little - March 15, 2021
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Remote Work Challenges: What’s Your Biggest Frustration?

David and Karen Skinner | We asked a group of over 250 legal professionals what they found hardest about working remotely. It boils down to one thing.

David Skinner and Karen Skinner - February 25, 2021
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