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Public speaking skills every lawyer should master

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For every lawyer who thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there’s another who has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help.

As an attorney and a formal federal law clerk, Faith Pincus gives lawyers the tools they need to succeed at public speaking. Her book, Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys, distills 25 years of coaching knowledge into one compact volume of tips and tricks.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks to Pincus about how to ditch the notecards, engage the audience and ask the right type of rhetorical questions.

Between oral arguments and CLE seminars, legal professionals are constantly presenting. In Pincus’ experience, lawyers always need help with their speech’s organization and preparation, regardless of whether they feel confident enough to wing it or nervous enough to carry novelesque notes.

Podcast listeners can purchase Being Heard through the ABA web store. Listen to the podcast for an exclusive 30% discount code.

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<p>Faith Pincus</p>

Faith Pincus

Faith Pincus has trained attorneys, CEOs, elected and appointed officials, candidates and management for more than 25 years. As an attorney and former federal law clerk, she is positioned to understand the speaking skills required of attorneys. She is the author of Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys.

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