OWLS Leadership Committee Presents a Public Speaking Workshop Series for Lawyers in May 2015.
Develop and enhance your public speaking skills in this new 4-part luncheon series that offers you the opportunity to learn and practice your skills in a supportive environment in downtown Portland. CLE credit will be requested. $45 (early bird by May 1) for the entire series which runs from 12:00-1:15, lunch is provided. Click here to register.
Who should attend? Any lawyer who wants to develop practical skills and strengthen their public speaking skills, from novice to experienced public speakers. This series will help you develop your skills in 1:1 interactions, the conference room, the courtroom and beyond. You will have the opportunity to practice your new skills at the beginning of the next session.
What is it?
Part 1 – Elevator Speech (Wednesday 5/6/15, 12:00-1:15): Lawyers, step it up! Make an impression with your introduction. Location: Bank of America Building Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 121 SW Morrison St., Portland
Part 2 – Presentations (Wednesday 5/13/15, 12:00-1:15): Keep your audience interested with a clear and concise slide-based presentation – for the court, a jury, a meeting, or the community. Location: Bank of America Building, Room TBD, 121 SW Morrison St., Portland
Part 3 – Persuasive Speaking (Tuesday 5/19/15, 12:00-1:15): You’ve learned how to get their attention and keep their interest, now be persuasive – inside the courtroom, with opposing counsel, in a meeting, or in the community. Bank of America Building, Room TBD, 121 SW Morrison St., Portland
Part 4 – Professional Interaction (Wednesday 5/27/15, 12:00-1:15): Civility and professionalism for lawyers and why they matter in public speaking, whether in or outside of court. Bank of America Building, Room TBD, 121 SW Morrison St., Portland
About the Presenters:
Shari Gregory is Assistant Director and Attorney Counselor of the OAAP, Shari facilitates a variety of support groups for lawyers.
Judge Jean K. Maurer was the first female Presiding Judge for Multnomah County Circuit Court and is a constant voice for maintaining civility in and out of the courtroom. She has received multiple awards including the Multnomah Bar Association Award of Merit and the OWLS Justice Betty Roberts Award.
Violet Nazari is a former Parliamentary Debator and current teacher of employment classes at community organizations. Violet also represents workers in wage theft and workplace discrimination claims.
Andrea “Andi” Prewitt is an Instructor in the Communications Studies Department at Clark College and Chemeketa Community College and former award-winning Parliamentary Debater. Andi focuses her teaching on practical application, theory and skill building.
Jim Yocom represents small businesses and non-profits. He is a former lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, winning several teaching awards. Jim continues to teach locally on legal issues facing very small and solo businesses.