Another terrific LCA litigation conference

The Litigation Counsel of America always has terrific CLE and educational programming.  This week’s LCA conference in Charleston, SC was no exception, as the 130 attendees learned some valuable trial advocacy skills from Ric Gass, Mike Brennan, and David Turek from…

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Top 11 Tips Before You Speak at TED

Here are 11 speaker tips from frequent TED coach Gina Barnett (excerpted from TED blog): Start drinking water 15 minutes before you start talking. Psych yourself up, not out. Use your body’s nervous energy for good. Focus on your breath when…

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BLAH BLAH BLAH

“BLAH BLAH BLAH” I was speaking today at a law firm retreat at the beautiful new Alfond Inn in Winterpark, Florida.  The hotel is becoming famous for its extensive and eclectic artwork in the lobbies and around the hotel. It’s…

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Speakers – Are you entertaining? Or effective?

Speakers – Are you entertaining? Or effective? We spend a lot of blog posts on the subject of providing more than simply good content. At Law Firm Speakers and Retreats, we think it’s important for presenters to also be entertaining,…

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“When a firm hires you, they want A SHOW.”

“When a firm hires you, they want A SHOW.” A wise old friend told me when I was first going into consulting: That was the best speaking advice I ever got. There are smart people everywhere.  Content is comparatively easy….

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A Two-Word Speaker-Evaluation Strategy (NALP)

A Two-Word Speaker-Evaluation Strategy. In the recent past, I have spoken at a variety of groups, organizations, associations, and random initials, like LMA, ALA, LCA, LAW, Legus, Meritas, and NALP*. I have spoken dozens of times to many of these groups, and…

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Now THIS is a testimonial!

Sure it’d help if you knew how nice Nancy Myrland really is.  Or how brilliantly Jonathan Fitzgarrald dresses. But trust me, this is a REAL compliment. Yes, Heather Morse-Geller is a terrific speaker.  Plain-spoken, she looks the audience in the…

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Increasing Revenue & Referrals in Global Law & CPA Firm Networks

Speech: Teaching International Law and Accounting Firm Networks to Generate More Referrals and Revenue As I’ve frequently mentioned, I’m a big fan of international law and accounting firm networks. I’ve seen countless times how global networks and affiliations generate intra-network referrals worldwide, while…

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International Law Firm Networks Should Have Fun

International Law Firm Networks Should Have Fun I’m a big fan of international law firm networks.  I think the “good” ones can offer great value to their members, in terms of in-bound and out-bound referrals, as well as significant education…

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