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Archive for January, 2016

“A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way.”

Story-telling is virtually the oldest form of communication and in many ways is the most successful. For lawyers, this may be a very needed skill, that they’re none to familiar with. In “APPLIED LEGAL STORYTELLING, POLITICS, AND FACTUAL REALISM”,(Brian J. Foley, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University Earl Mack School of Law), the author […]

#2 Improv for Lawyers Podcast – Hal Peller Interview

Hal Peller is a former student of mine, who has gone on to teach the work of Viola Spolin from the classic improv manual, “Improvisation for the Theater”.  We discuss the importance of maintaining a “Yes, And” orientation in improv, along with the three basic rules Hal teaches in his Spolin workshops. The application for lawyers is […]

Improv for Lawyers Podcast

CLICK HERE FOR IMPROV FOR LAWYERS PODCAST In this podcast, you will hear about the four key areas where theatrical improvisation is a great asset for lawyers for improved and enhanced legal skills: 1-Applied Legal Story telling Presentation Skills: Creating persuasive narratives. 2- Advocacy & Persuasion: Aristotle & Pathos, Logos, Ethos. 3- Playing Along: Teamwork […]

Improvisational Theater Skills for Lawyers