Witness preparation is, in a word, essential. It’s not enough to prepare your case and to prepare yourself; you must prepare the very people who will tell the story throughout the trial! When witnesses can calmly and clearly communicate their answers in both depositions and when on the stand, you increase your chances of securing a winning verdict.
Sari has created the C.O.R.E. Witness Prep Program. Through her unique program, she helps witnesses first discover their core truths and then deliver those truths calmly and confidently.
Witness Preparation Covers:
How to accurately and precisely answer questions
Practical tips for dealing with nerves
How to handle communicating under pressure
Ways to increase confidence, reduce anger and communicate like a pro
Do’s and don’ts of testifying
… and more!
When we prepare a witness for deposition or trial, we start by identifying their core truths. We visually represent these truths as they emerge during the session so the witness can clearly see and recall the truths as we practice. Once the truths have been revealed, we walk witnesses through, step by step, the do’s and don’ts of testifying, using examples and role-playing. We discuss how to stay calm and give practical tools to communicate with confidence. After a break we then do a mock-depo/cross exam with both the attorney and coach present. Using the core truths, witnesses practice, in real time, how to communicate calmly, confidently and credibly. Witnesses get additional coaching during this live practice. The witness leaves feeling empowered, strong, and feeling as though no one can knock them off their game. The entire session is videotaped.
Witness coaching is offered in full and two day formats.*