For Immediate Release
ACT OF COMMUNICATION® LAUNCHES WITNESS PREPARATION VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING
ACT ASKS ALL LAWYERS TO THROW THE BOOK OUT ON OLD FASHIONED METHODS OF PREPARING WITNESSES FOR TRIAL OR DEPOSITION
CULVER CITY, CA., June 19, 2014 —
ACT of Communication®, one of the nation's premier witness preparation firms, once again clears a path for the legal industry into the digital age by deploying interactive platforms such as Skype, Google Hangout and other widely available video conferencing tools to turn the industry's theories on the topic of witness preparation upside down. With nearly 11,000 legal community Twitter followers, more than most state bar associations, the firm is no stranger to leading the way towards digital innovation in an industry some might argue as slow to adapt.
Katherine James, co-founder and lead witness preparation expert, states "When we tested this service in beta, many of our long-term clients were reluctant as to whether it could have the same positive impact of a face-to-face preparation. We were keenly aware of their concerns but after trying it just once, the concerns dissipated away and quickly turned in to us checking our calendars to schedule the next session."
Via video conferencing, the team at ACT of Communication®, is able to work one-on-one with any witness facing a trial or deposition–not by traditional means but by the innovative Star Witness Preparation System based on the teachings of theatre techniques. Invented, tested and successfully proven in over 1,000 cases by Katherine James, the techniques are unlike any taught in law schools or in the biggest of firms. As the system's name implies, even the most problematic witnesses can be turned in to stars. In addition, ACT of Communication® will also work closely with the attorney having to lead those same witnesses successfully through the process.
Although witness preparation via video conferencing is an ideal solution in a time crunch or in a small budget scenario, the service can be deployed in any trial or deposition–small or large. Attorney Lesley Clement was one of the first to utilize the service in what was recognized as one of the Top Verdicts of 2013 in California–Boice v Emeritus. “Working with Katherine James this way is a game changer. Lawyers want to cram every fact in our case down the clients’ throats, hoping that on the stand they can regurgitate our closing argument. Funny, but sadly true. Katherine teaches the best and most memorable communication is through story. Katherine gives our clients the comfort and strength to find their story, their truth and shows our clients how to tell the story of their irrevocably altered lives. Which is why I believe working with Katherine via video conferencing is a game changer." said Attorney Clement.
To learn more about ACT of Communication® and its future-forward witness preparation service via video conferencing, attorneys and members of the press are invited to visit www.actofcommunication.com.
Get a sneak peek into Witness Preparation techniques at: Witness Prep Sneak Peek
About ACT of Communication®
Founded in 1977, ACT of Communication® is the premier trial consulting firm specializing in live communication. Setting a new standard in the art of advocacy, ACT of Communication® trains thousands of attorneys in-person, online, via video and in workshop settings, continuing legal education (CLE) accredited classes and private trial consultation, with precise theatrical techniques to optimize results in trial, mediation, arbitration or other professional appearances – from witness preparation, depositions or negotiation conferences, trial strategy, judge and juror communications, to orchestrating opening and closing statements. To learn more please visit www.actofcommunication.com.