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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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PRICE: $199.00



 
     
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 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



"This course provides vital techniques for success in the practice of law. I have attended other seminars on these topics, and this was the best."
Karen Douglas,
Corning Incorporated



"This course gives lawyers tools to better balance life and work."
Mark Glasser,
King & Spalding



"This class will be very useful, giving great practical analysis of ways to communicate and persuade, and help move my positions along in all parts of my life, professionally and personally."
Michael Jaskolsky,
Quarles & Brady



"The material was thoughtful, insightful, interesting and the presenter made it relevant and practical. This is knowledge, understanding and insight I will be able to use and apply daily, both professionally and personally. "
Steven Snyder,
Davis, Snyder, Willford & Lehn