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Virtual Magic: Making Great Legal Presentations Online

Total Credits: 1 including 1 General

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General |  Law Practice Management |  Practical Skills |  Trial Practice
Steve Hughes
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Given the continued reality of remote court, work-from-home, and hybrid firms, online presentations have become a daily necessity for lawyers. However, if you approach a virtual presentation the same way you would an in-person talk, your chances of success may be limited. The good news is that a great online legal presentation is relatively easy to create and deliver if you understand the dynamics of remote audiences. Virtual Magic is a cutting-edge virtual program that gives you the tools you need to connect with and influence clients, juries, and colleagues when you can’t be there in person. 

Specifically, you will learn to:

•    Avoid the five common mistakes that most lawyers make when giving virtual presentations.
•    Incorporate proven strategies to keep your remote audiences engaged.
•    Be more compelling and persuasive in your virtual presentations.  



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Hit Your Stride, LLC

Steve Hughes is President Hit Your Stride, LLC, a communications consultancy that helps people look and sound smart when they talk. He is the author of Captivate: Presentations That Engage and Inspire and he has been featured on NPR, CBS, and BBC Radio and in The Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. He is also the proud creator of “International Be Kind to Lawyers Day,” which is observed annually on the second Tuesday in April. 


Today he works with a short list of blue chip clients including AmLaw 200 law firms, national associations, and leading universities. Prior to launching Hit Your Stride, Steve was the co-owner of an award-winning 50-person advertising agency in St. Louis where he delivered hundreds of presentations with millions of dollars on the line. 


He holds a BA in French Literature and European History from the University of Kansas and an MBA in Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was awarded the prestigious Olin Cup.  



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 12


Megan F - Portland, Oregon


Timothy O - Kennebunk, Maine

"Headlines, not headings…"

Mike M - Portland, Oregon

"Methods to break up presentations to aid retention and keep it from becoming flat or overloading listener with too much too fast."

Brianne B - Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Pattern interruptions. "

Maryjo S - south portland, Maine

"simplicity matters in a presentation"

Tony S - Libertyville, Illinois

"So many, but probably more visuals and more headlines and more use of PPT Notes"

Pamela H - Bend, Oregon

"More slides, 4x4 content, more color, stand up and gesture and smile when on the phone, especially when leaving voice mails."

Debra H - Rockport, Maine

"Better presentation skills on Zoom visually and audio. Better slide formation."

Thomas L - Cheyenne, Wyoming

"Raise laptop"