Continuing Legal Education

Speaking to Win: Building Effective Communication Skills

December 13, 2013
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
3.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
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Masters Series

Don’t miss this opportunity to polish your presentation skills, while learning tried-and-true techniques for becoming a speaker your audience won’t forget!

As an attorney, it is imperative that you posses the skills necessary to effectively communicate with a multitude of audiences – from clients and juries, to opposing counsel, CLE classrooms, and the media. Join us for this fun-filled presentation by nationally-recognized speaker, Steven Stark, and improve the communication skills that you need when engaged in many of the varied and numerous tasks that comprise the practice of law! Learn how to capture your audience’s attention, exude confidence in front of a crowd, convey the right message as a lawyer, master your personal delivery style, and handle hostile questions without hesitation. Topics include:

  • The key ingredients to outstanding oral prose;
    Attention ISBA Faculty Members:
    ISBA is committed to helping our Law Ed faculty develop strong communication skills, which is why we are inviting you to attend this seminar for half-price. Simply use the Discount Code you received with your personal invitation and we’ll process your registration fee at 50% off!
  • Successfully conveying your message;
  • Presenting an oral argument before a judge;
  • Appearing on television and before the press;
  • Controlling your nerves; and
  • Much more!



Want to learn even more from Steven Stark?
Then don't miss his afternoon program titled, "Legal Writing in the Smartphone Age."
Click here for details!

About the Speaker:
Steven D. Stark is a writer, teacher, lawyer, and consultant. He has authored four books, one e-book, and one poetry chapbook. Steve has been a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, as well as a columnist for the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette. He has written extensively on American culture and politics in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and the Atlantic Monthly. Steve has a vast background in the fields of legal writing, communication, and inter-cultural studies. He is a former lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, and has taught writing and speaking to thousands of lawyers, judges, business people, and government officials all over the world. Steve is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. He devotes a substantial amount of his work to public interest, human rights, and pro bono organizations all over the world.