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Live Seminar

The Persuasive Lawyer

Jan 24, 2012
Sacramento, California
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

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A Framework to Improve Persuasion and Increase Leverage in All Aspects of Life

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.

  • Turn conflict into influence.
  • Increase persuasion with lawyers and decision-makers.
  • Communicate in ways that invite professional support.
  • Gain influence over opposing counsel.
  • Overcome defensive reactions and reduce stress.

 

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3.50 hrs, including:
Substance Abuse: 1.00
Ethics: 1.50
Elimination of Bias: 1.00
PRICE: $199.00



 
1:00 p.m.   Registration
1:15 - 2:15   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.
2:15 - 2:45   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.
2:45 - 3:45   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.
3:45 - 4:00   Break
4:00 - 5:00   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.
5:00   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.


Name:Sheraton Grande Sacramento
Address: 1230 J Street
Sacramento
California
95814
Phone:(916) 447-1700
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Credit Reporting

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"The class exceeded my expectations in providing clear tools for any litigator to be more persuasive and effective in negotiating and arguing on behalf of clients."
Randy Canche,
Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr



"Content was excellent. I had never taken a webinar class but thought it worked very well."
Holly Wheeler,
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor



"Excellent course. I enjoyed the wide scope of the presentation and the unusual variety of useful information."
Carl Forest,
Patton Boggs



"This was one of the best CLEs I have ever attended in 20+ years of practice. The substantive content was meaningful and can be applied immediately to both legal and personal interactions. A refreshing change from the "norm" of presenters reading their PowerPoint slides."
Lois Eisenstein,
Attorney, University of Arizona



"This course was filled with concrete examples, and teaches important fundamentals for improving lawyer and client relationships."
Michael Russ,
King and Spalding