Welcome to the ISBA Faculty Development Resources Webpage!
The Illinois State Bar Association is committed to cultivating an environment where faculty development leaders have access to the resources and tools they need to foster quality programming and excellence in learning. Your commitment and participation in our ISBA Law Ed programs are invaluable to the Association and paramount to our success in accomplishing our mission of providing the best CLE at the best price to ISBA members.
As part of ISBA's commitment to the professional development of our presenters, we have designed this premiere faculty development series just for you, which is intended to further your personal and professional growth by expanding your proficiency in communicating.
Speakers receive MCLE credit for presenting at CLE programs, as well as for the time it takes to prepare for the presentation. Preparation time is generally calculated at six-times the presentation time. For a complete overview of the Supreme Court MCLE rule regarding this issue, please refer to Rule 765(d)(5)(i). In addition to earning teaching credit, ISBA provides complimentary attendance MCLE credit if speakers choose to stay for other sessions of the program at which they speak. Speakers wishing to stay for additional sessions should check in at the registration desk and inform the staff that they will be attending.
Part of ISBA’s Law Ed Faculty Development Series: The Art of Effective Communication
Exclusively for ISBA Law Ed Faculty (and for those who want to become Law Ed Faculty)
Friday, June 21, 2013
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
(during ISBA’s Annual Meeting)
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
3.0 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.0* hours PMCLE credit
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Preparing and Delivering Powerful Presentations*
Start training now for your next courtroom appearance or CLE presentation. Will your opening grab their attention and tell them where you are planning to take them? How will you organize your presentation to inform them? Which points will you emphasize through silence, pauses and voice modulation? Will you use literature, poetry, a metaphor? Will your closing be memorable – and how do you plan to accomplish that? Our esteemed panel of experienced trial lawyers and speakers will share techniques and tips to help you deliver unforgettable presentations, addressing these topics:
Moderator: Cathy A. Pilkington, Law Offices of Cathy A. Pilkington, Chicago
Tom Leahy, Leahy & Hoste, Chicago
Todd A. Smith, Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., Chicago
Hon. Robert J. Anderson, 18th Judicial Circuit Court, Wheaton
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Planning and Presenting Your Next Speaking Engagement*
Award winning broadcast journalist, Bill Moller, helps you prepare for your next CLE presentation by giving you the tools you need to plan and present your next program – from preparing your notes and organizing your presentation to create a pleasing visual presentation your audience will never forget. Learn how your voice and mannerisms can effect your presentation, how to handle audience questions, and how to deal with those unexpected challenges that sometimes arises.
Bill Moller, Bill Moller Communications LLC, Chicago
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. CopyRights and Wrongs: A Talk-Show Interview Demonstration
As a Law Ed faculty member, it is important that you understand the boundaries and exceptions of copyright infringement – especially when drafting CLE materials. Join us for this talk-show interview demonstration (the preferred format for ISBA Law Ed programming) in which our professional facilitator, Bill Moller, leads a discussion on important copyright issues. Discover the basics of copyright, trademark, and infringement, as well as the limits of “fair use,” while also learning how to determine what is public domain and which commercial websites are available to buy licenses.
Facilitator: Bill Moller, Bill Moller Communications LLC, Chicago
Mark V. Partridge, Partridge IP Law, P.C., Chicago
If you missed Presenting On-Camera: Tips and Advice from a Broadcast Journalist Pro on November 13th be sure to check out Bill Moller's Top Tips for On-Camera Presentations for ISBA Faculty on the video below. Bill helps you prepare for your next CLE studio presentation and on-camera courtroom appearance with his prize-worthy presentation tips – from preparing your notes and organizing your presentation, to presenting your information on-camera with comfort and ease!
Past Sessions from ISBA's Law Ed Faculty Development Series:
(ISBA Faculty Members may contact Tiffany Bordenkircher for online access to these past programs)
7 Tips for More Engaging CLE
by Michelle Silverthorn
Learn how to engage your audience and keep them interested in your topic!
3 Techniques Bill Clinton Uses to Wow an Audience
By Sam Harrison
With decades of public speaking experience, Bill Clinton can teach you a thing or two about wowing your audience and engaging the crowd!
Back to School: Knowing How People Learn Makes You A Better Communicator
By Katherine James
Teaching others can be frustrating. This article helps you "learn how to communicate and teach "perfectly" to the learning style of everyone you meet."