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KO Opening & Closing (w/Mel Orchard)

December 13 - December 15

CLE Workshop: Delivering the KO Opening and Closing Argument with the 8 Fundamentals of Breakthrough Communication

Join Jesse Wilson and Mel Orchard for an exclusive 3 day workshop which will focus on delivering a masterful Opening statement and Closing Argument while implementing breakthrough communication skills through the tools and techniques of the theater. You will learn from the best.

Jesse Wilson is a communications specialist and jury trial consultant who impacts audiences with his high energy delivery and practical content. Mel Orchard is a trial lawyer for the past 25 years, and is faculty member who teaches at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College and has co-taught with Jesse numerous times over the past six years.

3-Day Workshop Agenda

The Workshop is Broken into 3 Main Sections or "Acts"

Day One

Act I - Self Connection: Unleashing Your Power as a Great Communicator

The Journey Within: Uncovering the Driving Force of a Great Communicator

9 am-10 am

  • Harmonizing thought/emotion/body
  • Introduction to the 4 Steps of The Monologue and the importance of Emotional Connection to making an impact in the courtroom.

10:10 am-10:45 am

  • Introduction of the Emotional Connection Road Map attendees will follow from the beginning to the end of the workshop: Self, Client, Jury.
  • (Supporting Doc: Emotional Connection Scorecard)

10:45 am-11 am

Break

11 am-12:30 pm

  • Interactive: Verbal and Non-Verbal, with Masks
  • The 5 fundamental human emotions and how they affect emotional state of the attorney, the judge and the jury.

12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Lunch

Identifying Conflict as an Ally in your Case Narrative

1:30 pm-3 pm

  • Interactive: Conflict/Struggle/Resolution
  • Developing a Powerful Stage Presence – Introduce attorneys to “high performance communication effectiveness and presentation skills” involving breathing, body movement (spatial awareness), trusting silence, and articulation and how each affects the ability of judge and jury to recognize, understand, and recall key points in the case narrative.
  • (Supporting Doc: Vocal Variety Scorecard)

3 pm-3:15 pm

Break

Defining "The Crossroad"

3:15 pm-4:30 pm

  • Interactive: “Embodying the crossroad” — nonverbal communication exercise.
  • Attendees learn new skills to help develop language, themes, “power anchors” and strategy in the winning story.
  • (Supporting Doc: Emotional Connection Scorecard)

4:30 pm-5:30 pm

  • Interactive: Defining “the stretch…in a memorable character, your client, and you.”

Day Two

Act II - Client Connection: Transforming Your Client from Victim to Victor

9 am-10:45 am

  • Attorneys present the “first round” of their Opening Statement in front of the group, applying the “conflict/struggle/resolution” into the case narrative. Each attorney provides critique and feedback, applying the concepts learned in Act I.

10:45 am-11 am

Break

11 am-12:30 pm

  • Continue Opening Statements and critiques.

12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Lunch

"The Client’s Story"

1:30 pm-3:45 pm

  • Attorneys make “the personal connection” and apply the 4 Steps of the Monologue, The Crossroad, and The Stretch (The Greater Story), towards the creation of an original monologue in the voice and perspective of their client.

4 pm-5:30 pm

  • Discussion and reflection: The value of the “Winning Story vs The Whining Story,” how to craft a case narrative with the right balance and its specific effects in the courtroom on judge, jury and on the attorney’s case presentation.

Day Three

Act III - Jury Connection: Arming Them for Justice

9:30 am-11:15 am

  • Revision and new application from the Monologue work in Act I.
  • Attorneys apply “The Hot Choice List” into their second-round presentations of the client’s Monologue. Each attorney provides critique and feedback, applying the concepts learned in Act I and Act II.

11:15 am-11:30 am

Break

11:30 am-12:30 pm

  • Discussion and Interactive: “Where to place it?” Authentic emotional placement and strengthening impact in a case argument and case narrative.

12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Lunch

"The Closing Argument"

1:30 pm-3 pm

  • Attorneys present their 1st round of Closing Arguments based on the feedback from the instructor and their peers.

3 pm-3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm-4:15 pm

  • Discussion and Interactive: How to coach the client and witnesses to convey their winning story within the framework of the case narrative.

4:15 pm-5:30 pm

  • Discussion and Interactive: How to outline/storyboard the strongest and most critical case narrative elements for maximum courtroom impact.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: December 13 - December 15
Time: -
Venue: The Complex Theater
Address: 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Organizer Name: Jesse Wilson
Phone: 719-216-8390