- Story-Telling Model
(1-, 2-, 4-, or 8-hour versions)
If you asked people in general, “Would you rather go to a movie or serve on a jury?”, which one would they pick? A movie of course!
In trial, the one who tells the best story [i.e., makes their case into a “movie”] wins! This workshop teaches attorneys how to use the Story-Telling Model © in preparing an opening that will make jurors who picked “movie” feel right at home. This model transforms your facts. Suddenly “facts” are compelling, understandable, and memorable. The focus is on how to create and present a plot-driven explanation of our side with central themes and sub-themes. Add in the visuals needed to illustrate your key concepts and now you have a movie that jurors “get.” You will learn the “why’s”: the psychological importance of stories in relaying and organizing information and the subtle elements of effective stories.
The one who tells the best story wins!
This seminar helps you overcome your biggest hurdle in creating a compelling opening: “thinking like an attorney”. Remember the first question: “Would you rather go to a movie or sit on jury duty?” Your jury is going to be made of 8-12 people who said, “movie.” So, let them have both. See them as your audience, not as your jurors. This interactive seminar allows you to work on your upcoming case, get feedback on your themes, and walk out of your conference room with a story-based outline for your opening.