Recommended Titles and Treatises
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Acting skills for lawyers
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Mathis, a professional actor with over a decade of stage experience, aims to introduce legal professionals to techniques used in the entertainment industry that can help hone one's presentation skills. She argues that "litigators are story tellers" and that because "public speaking skills are acting skills," attorneys should apply the techniques used by entertainment professionals. This title covers how to develop a stage presence, how to know your audience, how to best use and develop your voice, how to improvise, and how best to tell a story -- all while focusing on how these skills apply in legal settings such as a court room or at a deposition.
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