There’s always a greater story hidden behind the rigid surface of your client. As a trial lawyer, it’s your job to be able to find this story, to craft it and then to awaken the jury to your client’s greater story.
Tell the Winning Story
When you’re facing the jury, you’re a storyteller whether you like it or not. The question is, how good is that story? Is it dead or alive?
In this CLE course, Juliard’s graduate Jesse Wilson will show you how to present your client’s winning story to the jury while avoiding the victim trap. Jesse will mainly discuss how to avoid telling the whining story, building a strong human connection with the jury, putting your client’s story before the jury and understanding the role of story & conflict at trial. To access the course please click here: The Winning vs. Whining Story: How to Transform Your Client from Victim to Victor.
Additional topics addressed include:
- Embracing & thriving in an uncomfortable courtroom
- Avoiding talking about your client like a victim
- Tapping into emotional evidence
- Breaking through your client’s rough exterior
- Crafting the theme of your case
- “But I don’t love my client”
- Reframing the definition of conflict
- What make a great story
- Focusing on conflict
- Using monologue to understand your client’s experiences
Born and raised in Los Angeles – almost underneath the iconic Hollywood sign – Jesse Wilson is the CEO and Founder of Tell The Winning Story, a communications effectiveness program that helps attorneys step into their true communications power through the raw power of the theater. He works with attorneys throughout the country to tell their client’s winning story.
This CLE course is offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- Missouri (MO)
- New Hampshire (NH)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.