Legally speaking: 40 powerful presentation principles lawyers need to know

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Miranda Publishing, LLC, Oct 31, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 311 pages
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A comprehenisve guidebook for lawyers-provides hints, techniques, a large bibliography of books, web sites, and other sources to help attorneys improve their presentation skills and public speaking abilities in or out of the courtroom. Address stage fright, writing a speech, and using gestures, visual aids, quotes, and stories to improve presentations.

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Contents

MASTER THE MENTAL
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Convert Stage Fright into Stage Might i l
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Visualize Speaking Success
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David J. Dempsey is the CEO of Dempsey Communications, LLC, a presentation skills training company dedicated to preparing business professionals to communicate with power, passion, and persuasion. He has trained thousands of corporate executives around the country for over twenty-five years. His straightforward blend of expert advice, hands-on teaching techniques, and real-world experience offers busy professionals an opportunity to immediately increase their effectiveness in front of every audience. David is also a successful trial attorney and a veteran of the courtroom, having tried numerous cases at both the state and federal levels since 1980. In addition, he is a university professor who has taught beginning and advanced public speaking at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta since 1986. David has honed his speaking and training talents in the competitive speaking arena. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest distinction obtained by less than five percent of the approximately one million Toastmasters International members. His speaking career highlights include being named the two-time Georgia state champion of the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking (1987 and 2000). He is the author of Legally Speaking: 40 Powerful Presentation Principles Lawyers Need to Know (Miranda Publishing, 2002), a book that shares insights, tips, and proven principles learned in his twenty-five year journey as a professor, speaker, litigator, trainer, coach, and consultant. It arms readers with secrets and techniques that will significantly improve any presentation. The book has received glowing endorsements from Senator Bob Dole, Senator Saxby Chambliss, Governor Carl Sanders, Former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America President Mary Alexander. In addition, Davids second book: Better to BEST: How to Speak for Extraordinary Results . . . Every Time! is a book written exclusively for business executives to ensue they speak in a way that produces results.

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