Monday, October 24, 2016

WSBA CLE - Speaking as a Lawyer: Hone Your Communication Skills

Presented by WSBA

Live webcast option

Full day:
6 CLE credits
(1 Ethics
+ 5 Other)
Morning only:
3 Other credits
Afternoon only: 2 Other + 1 Ethics credits

Full-day: $275
Morning only: $159
Afternoon only: $159

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
8:25 to 11:45 a.m. (morning session)
12:45 to 4 p.m. (afternoon session)

The Conference Center at the WSBA Offices
1325 4th Ave., 6th floor, Seattle, WA 98101-2539 (View Map)
As a lawyer, you are expected to speak with authority, to influence, and to persuade. Yet much of your training and focus is on written communication. Spend a day with gifted trainers and coaches and learn techniques you can put to work immediately to improve your verbal communications with the court as well as with your colleagues, clients, and community.
Morning session: Speaking to influence
Learn techniques that focus your audience to actively listen to your most important points. Michael Shadow, Ph.D, an internationally acknowledged trainer and coach in persuasive communication and adjunct professor at the University of Washington and Seattle University, brings together the most recent brain and social psychology research in the fields of influence and attitude change in this fascinating session.
Afternoon session: Speaking with ease and awareness
Learn and practice three simple strategies to turn stage fright and speaker’s anxiety into a receptive connection with your audience. Communication trainer and consultant Connie Miller has coached attorneys in litigation communication for over 35 years, and this session will help both experienced speakers and novices become more confident in their ability to think clearly and quickly on their feet.
What do you do if you have said something that has been perceived as biased? Using hypotheticals drawn from legal practice, WSBA Diversity and Public Service Program Manager Joy Williams will teach four basic strategies for recovery using self and community acknowledgment, affirmations, and openness.
Join us in person in Seattle or via the live webcast from anywhere!
For accessibility or accommodation requests, or other questions, please email or call 206-443-WSBA (toll free: 800-945-WSBA). The WSBA Conference Center is equipped with hearing access via an induction loop.
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