Are you a lawyer who struggles with public speaking?
You're not alone.
Many lawyers believe that they are competent public speakers because they can talk a lot, but they don't realize that the audience might not be as interested or engaged as they are. Good public speaking is about being able to communicate and connect with your audience, and for lawyers, this is even more important.
People often have high expectations for lawyers as public speakers, believing that they are naturally fearless and brilliant in this arena.
However, we all know that this is not always the case. That's why it's so important for lawyers to hone their speaking skills - whether it's to persuade a judge or tribunal, speak to a group of clients or shareholders, or present at a conference.
But don't worry if you're not a natural public speaker. It's a skill that can be learned!
My Fearless Speaker and Confident Speaker Programmes cover all aspects of public speaking, from preparation and structure to delivery and the use of body language and visual aids to reinforce your message. You'll learn how to speak confidently in a variety of public speaking situations, from one-on-one meetings with associates or clients to court appearances and conference presentations.
Even if you're shy about speaking in public, this training will teach you tricks and techniques used by professional speakers to capture and hold an audience's attention. With practice and the right tools, you can learn to present yourself as confident and knowledgeable, no matter what the setting.
So why is it so important for lawyers to be good public speakers? Here are just a few reasons:
To persuade a judge or tribunal to rule in your favour
To clearly communicate your argument to clients or shareholders
To represent your clients effectively in media interviews
To present a strong and confident image to the public
To stand out in a competitive job market
Are you going into 2023 as a highly effective public communicator?