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The great lawyer's calculated rhetoric
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we can actually hear and understand.

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Jim Richardson's All Day Program: "Jump-Starting Creativity for: Attorneys"

Keynote Speech, 20-90 minutes:
"How Humor WINS both Clients and Juries"
Half-Day Program, 1-6 hours:
"Interactive Skills:
seducing people into creative co-operation"
Half-Day Program, 1-6 hours:
"Summations: Putting the Kernel of your Case into a
Sound Bite that Convinces the Jury"
Jim complements your legal consultants
Audio Clips from Jim's Talks
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
EXAMPLE: "Did OJ's getting off the first time really have anything to do with 'shadow of a doubt' in death penalty cases?"
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Keynote (20-90 minutes):
"How Humor WINS both Clients and Juries"

Jim served on a jury a few years ago. During deliberations, every juror took turns trying to top each other.
How?
By compare/contrasting those deadly moments when the D.A. and the Defense outright offended the jurors.
Conclusion:

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Half-Day Program (1-6 hours):
"Interactive Skills:
seducing people into
creative co-operation"

Most attorneys fail to maximize their interactive skills.

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Half-Day Program (1-6 hours):
"Summations:
Putting the Kernel of your Case into a
Sound Bite
that Convinces the Jury"

What, specifically, is a sound bite?

sound bite/'saond bait/noun;
A short, pithy extract used for maximum punchiness;
also, a one-liner.
First appeared in print in the early eighties
. . . public will not follow more than a few seconds of speech.
"Anything more than that and you're losing them."
Washington Post 22 June 1980.
--The Oxford Dictionary of New Words

How can sound bites help WIN trials?

They are crucial:

On the world wide web's superhighway, the future is NOW, and information is POWER

Jim will show you how to add the warmth that wins over listeners: the long-lost art of "making love" to your audience

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Jim complements your legal consultants

Years of training actors, stand-up comics and business speakers in motivational analysis has sharpened Jim's intuitive edge.
While your experts are trying to figure out the legal arguments, Jim will aim his arrows at the sensibilities of the jury.
Jim has had many attorneys in his classes over the years, and they have praised his improvements to their courtroom presentation skills.

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Audio clips from Jim's Talks

Jim will be updating this section constantly from his current speeches, beginning Thursday, 24-Apr-2014 18:04:56 PDT.
If you would like to listen to Jim's newest audio clips right here on this web page, just as soon as they are available, then please get on Jim's e-mail list at:
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These two audio clips are from Jim's talk to the Menlo Park Rotary Club in Menlo Park, California. Jim adds some notes to supplement each audio clip to help the reader better follow Jim's argument:

  1. Jim how to use humor to:
    • Keep your job
    • Survive bad dates
    • Get children to automatically agree with your point-of-view

    "Bosses, Dates and New Moms"

    Are you starting to feel the pressure from clients and/or juries, starting to get burned out?
    Stress is often caused when we are pulled in too many directions at once. Like trying to hold back a team of wild horses who are all going off in different directions.
    Jim's techniques help you regain control, get those horses pulling in the same direction.
    Thinking metaphorically, you can use all the techniques Jim talks about on this audio clip; today, begin to compel:
    • your clients
    • judges
    • juries
    • other attorneys
    • folks in your personal life
    to agree with you; do it right, and they will have no choice.
    Now, that's power!
    (Look, just because you're lawyers doesn't mean you should use this information irresponsibly.)

    Thinking humorously to convince everyone you are right!
    (audio 422 K ".wave" file, playing time: 1 minutes, 46 seconds)


  2. Audio clip begins in mid-discussion, Jim proving to the audience that the number one complaint about doctors: "Doctors don't listen!"

    "How Better Listening Cures Patients Faster"

    The first step in getting folks to come around to your way of thinking is getting them to trust you as much as they trust their family doctor.
    (Assuming your family doctor is trustworthy.)
    How patients see the doctor during their examination
    is the same way your clients, judges, juries, and other attorneys
    initially see you

    (audio 488 K ".wave" file, playing time: 1 minutes, 52 seconds)

    Jim's unique analysis of Marcia Clarke's summation errors in the OJ Simpson murder trail are still relevant.
    Why?
    Although these coals have been raked cold by various legal pundits, Jim has still not heard anyone even hit a glancing blow at the core problem.

    An audio clip from one of Jim's talks shortly after the verdict was announced will appear here shortly after Thursday, 24-Apr-2014 18:04:56 PDT.
    If you would like to listen to this audio clip as soon as it is available,
    please get on Jim's e-mail list at: jim@jimrichardson.com

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: "Did OJ's getting off the first time really have anything to do with 'shadow of a doubt' in death penalty cases?"
    A: No: after the verdict was announced, every juror interviewed on television revealed an alarming fact. They never heard key evidence, and such evidence would have weighed heavily against OJ.
    Marcia Clarke never knew what the jury was actually hearing.
    She was essentially up there talking to herself.

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