Communications Skills

communicating better

Communicating Better in a Post-Pandemic World

Most business communications have one objective: to obtain a response. Focus on communicating better to increase your odds of a quick and meaningful reply. Lawyers spend a lot of time communicating to get work done. We communicate with clients, ...

Paul H. Burton - January 11, 2023
how to address an envelope

How to Address an Envelope Like a Pro

To address an envelope, you will need to know the recipient's address, your return address, and how to locate a postage stamp.

Bull Garlington - January 2, 2023
how long should a paragraph be

How Long Is a Paragraph?

Get to the Point | Short paragraphs produce more readable documents.

Theda C. Snyder - November 29, 2022
legalboards SOP

SOP Magic: Making Your Law Firm’s Processes Actionable With Legalboards

David and Karen Skinner | It’s easier than you think to create a library of SOPs that capture the processes you use every day in your practice.

David Skinner and Karen Skinner - November 14, 2022
two-word phrase or not

A Two-Word Phrase You Seldom Need

Get to the Point | You can get your point across without these extra words.

Theda C. Snyder - November 2, 2022
opposing counsel

Shutting Down Uncivil Opposing Counsel

It's been said (often) that lawyers were genteel, professional and respectful of their colleagues in the past. But the last few decades haven't been good ones for the profession on that front. Intimidation, shabby lawyering, "over-papering" and ...

Quinn Clancy - October 28, 2022
delegate effectively

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 - October 17, 2022
grammar resources

The Heyday of Grammar: You’re Not Hardcore Unless You Live Hardcore

Get to the Point | Teddy Snyder points to entertaining and useful grammar resources. "Our fascination with grammar is not new."

Theda C. Snyder - October 6, 2022
how to say no

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 - September 28, 2022
Microsoft Powerpoint Tips

Look Smart When Presenting with PowerPoint

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 notes while presenting has been ...

Carole Levitt - September 15, 2022
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