Behind the Mask

“One of the most powerful communication tools I work with to help attorneys ‘get out of their own way’ and step into their power as great communicators and speakers in front of their jurors is the use of Character and Neutral masks.

“The origin of Masks—both Character and Neutral—go all the way back to the days of the Greeks, when theater and the law merged.

“From my early training studying theatre at The Juilliard School in New York City, the use of masks has been shared with hundreds of people I’ve worked with in the arena of effective presentation, breakthrough communication, and human connection.

“I believe there is a greater role, and a greater story hidden behind the masks we wear in life. With the lessons from the stage, my mission is to empower people to discover that within each of all of us is the power to unmask our hidden, raw potential and transform that authentic power into the greatest realization of ourselves in virtually every area of our lives.

“Many years ago, a great friend from high school made the choice to take his own life. I spent years trying to come up with a reason for why he did it, and out of all the theories, I believe that he chose to take his own life because of a belief system he had allowed to mold into what he thought was his true identity.

“This experience helped me form much of the basis of my work with Tell The Winning Story and to discover “my role” in this world beyond the stage. I know that what I now consider success as a teacher is 100 percent based on helping people awaken to the reality of who they are at their core, once the mask is removed. This is what I call Living The Greater Story. For me, helping people achieve this state is the greatest high in the world.

“As a communications specialist and jury trial consultant, I consider all the work I share as part of one central lesson: how to use the obstacles in our lives to live a greater story.

“Whether you are a Lawyer, Leader, or another member of The Human Race, I discovered that this same raw, authentic power that continues to transform inmate’s lives, also has the ability to help people experience an entirely new and more powerful level of communication effectiveness through the lessons from the stage.

“When we remove the mask, we set the stage for our greater story to begin!

“I look forward to working with you and your team and help Tell The Winning Story together.”

– Jesse Wilson