A trial is a contest of competing stories—a live drama taking place in real time. The goal is to have the judge or jury, the trier of fact, absorb, process and act on YOUR story so that the outcome is what you want—for your point of view, your story, your client.

While preparing for this live dramatic contest, who better to employ for your team than Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James, who have mastered the complex skills needed for:

  • Live performance
  • Dramatic structure
  • Storytelling

And the in-depth knowledge of learning theory:

  • How people can learn
  • How they decide to take action

Our Techniques

Whether in a group workshop setting or on a one-to-one basis, here are some proven techniques utilized for optimal results:

  • Non-verbal communication & body language
  • Overcoming stage fright and fear
  • Physical relaxation
  • Vocal range, control, flexibility & stamina
  • The power of language: inviting response to questions; creating suspense; controlling attention
  • Storytelling: structure & delivery; creating simple, immediate & compelling stories, regardless of complexity or dryness of the case. Applicable to: law & motion; opening statement; arbitrations; settlement conferences
  • The dynamics of the question: open-ended & closed; active listening; creating a bond through questioning; creating the witness; pre-planned spontaneity
  • Role playing
  • Playing the physical space: taking, giving & sharing focus; anchoring ideas & attention
  • Rhetorical devices of speech and behavior
  • The value of stillness and silence

To view a list of upcoming ACT of COMMUNICATION® events, seminars and workshops, click here