The Articulate Attorney®: Persuasive Communication Skills for Transactional Lawyers (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 - USB plus printed materials
Available Through: 4/30/2018


A pre-recorded VIDEO replay of the April 2015 live seminar, The Articulate Attorney: Persuasive Communication Skills for Transactional Lawyers.

Please note: This seminar is not eligible for discounts.

Discover answers to these common questions:

  • How do I channel my nervous energy into dynamic delivery
  • What’s the best way to organize and remember what I want to say?
  • How do I stop saying um and think in silence instead?
  • Why is gesturing so important, even in one-on-one conversations? What should I do with my hands?
  • What’s the best way to use PowerPoint?
Get your nose out of your notes, look your listeners in the eye, and be what you’ve always wanted to be: the articulate attorney. Spend three hours learning how to polish your personal presentation style. Marsha Hunter draws on cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, and sports psychology to give you the confidence you need when you speak professionally to any group of any size.

Ms. Hunter presents practical, immediately useful techniques for improving your personal presentation style. This CLE is organized in four sections: Your Body, Your Brain, Your Voice, and How to Practice. You will learn how to channel your physical energy toward alert excitement, and away from nerves and anxiety. Find the answer to the conundrum of whether you should gesture, or “talk with your hands.” Thinking clearly on your feet, remembering, and organizing will help you have confidence that you will recover if your train of thought temporarily leaves the tracks. Become more confident in your own natural voice. Be assured that you can find the right words to say at the pace that will allow listeners to absorb information. Finally, learn new ideas about how to find time to practice in your busy life.

BONUS! You will also receive Marsha Hunter's book The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers (2013 ed.) as part of this program.




Marsha Hunter,
Johnson & Hunter, Inc. / Santa Fe, New Mexico

Marsha Hunter, a specialist in legal communication, trains attorneys to speak confidently and persuasively in all settings. Under her guidance, trial lawyers sharpen their advocacy skills and corporate attorneys refine their presentations, becoming more articulate, fluent, and eloquent. Hunter teaches lawyers, and only lawyers, in the arts of oral advocacy and public and professional speaking.

Hunter teaches lawyers to use their bodies, brains, and voices for effective professional speech, employing pragmatic and immediately useful techniques for gesturing naturally, thinking clearly, and speaking persuasively. She cites recent developments in gesture research when answering the frequently-asked question “What do I do with my hands?,” as well as the latest research in cognitive science to help lawyers think clearly in voir dire, openings, direct and cross ex­aminations, and closing arguments. Hunter also helps trial lawyers grapple with the syntactical challenges of each phase of trial, eliminate thinking noises such as “um,” and control the pace of their speech.

For transactional attorneys, Hunter teaches advanced fundamentals of persuasive public speaking. She offers techniques that ensure polished, articulate speech, whether presenting to a board of trustees, a community group, or a small office gathering.

Marsha Hunter is a partner in Johnson and Hunter, Inc., with legal clients in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. She teaches communication skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the U. S. Department of Justice, elite law firms, and bar associations and law societies from Belfast to Tasmania. Johnson & Hunter is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hunter has published numerous articles in many legal publications and web sites, including the American Bar Association  Section of Litigation’s The Woman Advocate, Texas Bar Journal, and Professional Development Quarterly.

Marsha Hunter and Brian K. Johnson are co-authors of The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers (Crown King Books, 2009), a 2010 Silver Medal winner in the Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association, and The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers (Crown King Books, 2010; second edition 2013). Their third book, The Articulate Witness: An illustrated guide to testifying confidently under oath, was released in January, 2015, by Crown King Books.

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