Long, complex opening statements with lots of legal jargon leads to bored, confused jurors who tune out.
Are you making these mistakes in opening?
Your opening should be "sticky" so jurors can remember your theme all the way into the verdict room.
Opening is your one time to "hum the tune" so to speak of your trial themes. But making these three mistakes will get in your way.
Give the podcast a listen to find out the Three Mistakes You're Making in Opening. You can listen on iTunes or on your preferred podcast app.
What does it mean to "own the space?"
And further, why is that important?
You might be surprised to learn it takes very little to communicate you are in command of the space.
Give the podcast a listen to find out how to command the space, and why it's important you do. You can listen on iTunes or on your preferred podcast app.
I know you don't want to annoy jurors (at least I hope not.)
But you may be doing these 7 things and not know that jurors hate them.
The only thing you need to win the hearts and minds of jurors is you.
You don't need these seven things, so stop doing them.
Give the podcast a listen to find out the seven things you're doing that jurors hate. You can listen on iTunes or on your preferred podcast app.
Can you accurately read the body language of jurors?
Depends what you're trying to "read."
There are two things you can read when it comes to juror body language.
You don't need to memorize hundreds of nonverbal cues in order to do this either.
Give the podcast a listen to find out how to read body language and let go of your stories about what it means.
Are you wasting your mistakes?
Look, I know you make them, everyone does.
So let's not waste an opportunity to learn, ok?
You waste your mistakes when you beat yourself up and quit.
Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow, but only if you know how to use them to your advantage.
Give the podcast a listen to find out how to stop wasting your mistakes and start moving toward greatness.
Sari de la Motte is the host of "From Hostage to Hero." She has been dubbed the "Attorney Whisperer" because of her unique ability to help attorneys communicate their true selves.