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The Persuasive Lawyer

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A Framework to Improve Communication, Persuasion and Leverage Greater Cooperation

Beyond logical argument, this insight-filled and entertaining program examines persuasion in a fresh light and gives lawyers skills to effectively persuade anyone—including clients, opposing counsel, and staff.

  • Learn the importance of, and how to arouse in those you seek to persuade the right emotions consistent with you objectives.
  • Understand how to have a Learning Conversation, and inspire others to want to support your objectives.

 

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2:15 - 3:15   The Elements of Persuasion
Credibility, managing emotion and logical structure are all important in persuasion. Learn the essence of how to invite opposing counsel, decision-makers and others to support your objectives.
3:15 - 3:45   Turn Conflict into Influence
People become upset and conflict-oriented because they perceive that otherwise they are not going to get their needs met. Learn to identify the other's needs in order to get more of yours met.
3:45 - 4:45   The Stages of Effective Listening
Lawyers are often good speakers and great at presenting logical arguments. A major component of building influence in relationships and satisfying clients, however, is found in the art of listening. Giving another your undivided attention builds credibility and trust and evokes a reciprocal open-minded response. Learn advanced listening skills that can help you get better results.
4:45 - 5:00   Break
5:00 - 6:00   Overcoming Defensive Reactions
Under stress, communication tends to become aggressive and/or avoidant. Learn to minimize defensive reactions and get better results, even during difficult conversations.
6:00   Adjourn

Brian Hammer

Brian Hammer, M.A., J.D., is the founder and a facilitator for The Likeable Lawyer. Brian practiced law for over ten years before starting The Likeable Lawyer in 2003, and has designed and delivered thousands of highly-praised programs to law firms, corporations and organizations nationwide. He is a frequent speaker at bar conventions, law firm events and other professional association meetings. Brian is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, the University of North Carolina School of Business, and holds a Masters of Psychology degree from the University of Santa Monica.


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"The class content exceeded my expectations with an unusual and effective approach to increase success and satisfaction as a lawyer by identifying challenges and taking responsibility for resolving them."
Linda Jane Smith,
O'Melveny & Myers



"The Basis of Influence Series was exceptional. The speaker did a great job bringing in useful resources, leadership principles and interesting applicable examples. "
Terri Daugherty,
Luther-Anderson



"Exceeded my expectations! Best ethics-related course I've ever taken."
Solomon Hunter,
Pepper Hamilton



"The class was very enjoyable. It contains real life insight into how to effectively deal with everyone I deal with in the practice of law."
Deborah Truitt,
Truitt and Lyons



"The class content exceeded my expectations and caused me to think about the kind of person I come across as, which is important but not a subject lawyers are usually trained on."
John Lamb, Attorney,
Caterpillar Financial Services