This is displayed with permission of Trial® (July 2017). No juror will recall every fact or piece fo evidence, so you need to connect jurors to your client's case on a deeper level. This means crafting an story that live and breathes. Approach this as if there are two stories to communicate: the "surface" story; and the "beneath-the-surface" story.
The Director's Cut What You Can Learn from the Stage and Screen to Help Find the Right Story for Your Client In our Tell the Winning Story workshops, when you create your client’s monologue (finding your clients emotional truth) you play the part of the actor/storyteller, with your partner directing you. Then you trade places to become your partner’s director.
In 3-day intensive “Lessons From the Stage In Recovery” workshops, attendees are confronted with the role of the human ego in addiction. Using aspects of narrative therapy, psychodrama, cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, and 12-Step concepts, clients in treatment centers gain the ability to release their ‘old story’ and create a ‘new story’ for their lives.
Tell the Winning Story uses mask techniques with trial lawyers and clients alike to aid in showing the human spirit in the courtroom and fighting against the natural urges to cast themselves as the ‘characters’ they think the jury wants to see them as.
There is nothing normal or natural about speaking in public--even if you're an attorney. I believe that this is where much of the fear that most people have about public speaking comes from. Think about it… public speaking basically means you’re speaking to a person or a group of people that you really don’t know and you’re trying to get them to care about what you’re saying. Or trying to say. When public speaking, your job is to take the unnatural (you standing up in front of total