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Lessons from Aristotle: A Modern Application of Classical Wisdom

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Twenty-three hundred years ago, Aristotle laid out a three-step process for achieving exceptional results in persuasion and influence. This class translates the process for modern-day lawyers and shows lawyers how to employ Aristotle’s model to negotiate more effectively and achieve better results for clients.

  • Negotiate more effectively using Aristotle’s three elements of persuasion
  • Improve negotiation results with advance interest-based planning
  • Maintain clarity during times of stress

 

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PRICE: $349.00



 
     
9:30 - 10:30  

Professional Relationships: Reducing Conflict, Increasing Competence and Diligence
While few lawyers would intentionally act in ways that prejudice their client's positions, they sometimes unintentionally interact with opposing counsel, decision-makers and others in ways that diminish influence. Lawyers will take an objective look at themselves and learn how to maintain influence at all times.

10:30 - 11:30   Aristotle's Model of Persuasion
Aristotle laid out a model for persuasion that includes far more than logical argument. Discover how to effectively use communication, trust, emotion and passion to gain influence over clients, counsel and decision-makers.
11:30 - 11:45   Break
11:45 - 12:45   Don't Get Derailed by Stress and Anxiety
Productivity and effectiveness can diminish with increased stress and anxiety. In this very popular section, lawyers learn how to simply and easily take dominion over self-induced anxiety, and as a result are able to significantly increase their success and fulfillment as practicing professionals.
12:45- 1:45   Lunch (on your own)
1:45 - 2:45   Techniques of Automatic Influence
Maximize your influence and achieve your clients' objectives by learning to employ--and guard against--9 techniques that are proven to unconsciously influence.
2:45-3:00   Break
3:00-4:30   Unique Skills for Exceptional Results in Negotiation
Everyone involved in a negotiation has principles and needs at stake. You can achieve a significant edge toward achieving your clients' objectives with planning and expansive negotiation techniques that get more needs met.
4:30 - 5:30   Don't Get Derailed by Difficult People
Learn strategies to redirect and deflate negative emotions and stay aligned with getting the best results, even in intense situations.
5:30   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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"I really liked the conversational nature of the course and found it to be very engaging, helpful and informative. Much more fun than I have experienced before in a CLE program."
Nicole Stach,
Morgan Lewis



"I wish all of my CLE classes were this enjoyable and meaningful; which would make getting my 12 hours a year something to look forward to rather than dread."
Robert Brent Crews,
Crews Law Firm



"Interesting topic for a CLE and passionate presenters. I will benefit from this in all facets of my life, personal as well as professional. "
Jerry Stehlik,
Bucknell Stehlik Sato & Stubner, LLP



"It is hard to come up with something fresh in a negotiation course. This one offers several gems."
J. Stanton Curry,
Gallagher & Kennedy



"Best CLE I've had. The technology was top notch and the presenter was like talking to a friend or co-worker. This will help me to deal better with my clients in the future."
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Attorney, Myler Disability