The legal profession requires good speech and assertive communication. When the professional says he has a degree in law, it is common for people to imagine him with an excellent oratory and arguing very eloquently in a gallery. The problem is that most colleges teach technical subjects (nothing more natural), but forget that, to implement almost everything seen in college, the lawyer will need to communicate with excellence.
The Lawyers and Your Choices
Speaking will be part of the lawyer’s universe, as you will have to speak in an oral argument, in a meeting with a client, when presenting a project to the company and, even, to defend a position in a debate or when there is a need to present an academic paper. As a professor of Legal Oratory, I can say that most students are unprepared when it comes to communication and oratory. Many know very well about the topic, but are unable to communicate their ideas effectively.
- They end up being professionals who dominate the content a lot, but cannot make themselves understood, just like that college professor who must have already gone through his life who “knew a lot, but didn’t know how to pass”. Public speaking is much more than mastering the content and saying beautiful words.
In this article, you will learn more about the backstage of communication, how public speaking can increase the impact of your speech and leverage your results. Understanding the communication process and the best way to highlight what you want the other to understand will be much simpler to inform or persuade. Knowing the techniques and understanding how to structure the speech will make words gain more strength and you will achieve your result more easily and less physical and emotional exhaustion.
This article will cover communication techniques and a deep reflection on the attitudes that lawyers have today. Themes for the most diverse practices of the Merriam Municipal Court lawyer will be addressed, ranging from a presentation in a postgraduate course to the time of dispatching with the judge.
Let’s go to the tactics and tools:
If you argue in the same way you will only reach part of your audience. Look for information when you are going to support orally, know the preferences of the judge who will hear your arguments, know the chamber in which you are going to support and assist other lawyers in supporting. Any information you have about who you judge will be relevant to direct the speech. By directing the speech you will take many more relevant arguments and discard those irrelevant to that situation.
Right after that comes the need to organize what you have to say. Many lawyers have everything they need to say, but when it comes to arguing, they simply “throw in” their arguments. When the judges fail to understand the coherence of the speech or do not realize the central point of the argument, it becomes much more difficult to defer in its favor. If you do not structure your speech with a beginning, middle and end, judges or judges may lose the main argument and pay attention to the minor argument.