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Speak, Succeed: How to Build Business Through Public Speaking
An oft-overlooked way for lawyers to create relationships and generate new business is through public speaking.
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You Can Improve Your Presentations
The importance of understanding your audience for each specific presentation, as well as the need to organize and deliver clear, concise messages in language your audiences can understand.
Make points that folks agree on first. Never create controversy early, unless you are doing it for dramatic effect...
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One of the best ways to improve your public speaking skills is to join Toastmasters International. A non-profit organization, Toastmasters was formed to help people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience.
Toastmasters groups typically comprise 20 or so people, who meet weekly for an hour or two to practise giving prepared speeches and analyze each other’s talks. You might even find a of Toastmasters lawyers’ group in your city.