Acting Skills for Lawyers
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Laura Mathis, a working actress with over seventeen years of experience in theatre, film, and television as an actor, director, and writer has developed techniques for applying the skills and training utilized by world-famous stage and screen performers to the legal profession. In this ground-breaking, yet practical book, Laura shares the secrets used by professional actors in their field that can make you become a more skilled and dynamic lawyer, partner, manager, and person.
For the lawyer, research and written communications are only half the battle. In this innovative book you'll learn how to develop and use stage presence, use an actor's voice and gestures, develop different characters for different audiences, deliver effective speeches, adopt the role of talk-show host for depositions, improvise in unprepared situations, incorporate the skills of great storytellers, be the acting coach for your witness, use monologue skills in your closing arguments, and even take the perfect professional photo!
With Acting Skills for Lawyers you will discover the way to be completely present in the moment, in a focused, authentic, and powerful way. If you want to be yourself and use your own personality to succeed, while radiating passion and commitment with every word, make sure you add this book to your legal library.