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Dignity and Empathy

Key elements of persuasion

Groups / Teams

  • Build a trusting client relationship that informs the emotional connection of story

  • Help the audience listen and believe the information expressed consistent with their own beliefs

  • Earn trust and empower selected individuals

  • Convey a memorable structure simply and intentionally

  • Create interest and intrigue for your audience

  • Master physical skills, including connecting through your eyes, mirroring, raising or lowering status, illustrating with movement, voice impact through volume, rate, pitch, tone and inflection.

 Leaders / Managers

Storytelling is the essential human activity.

The harder the situation, the more essential it is.

Tim O'Brien, author

The Things They Carried

Effective storytelling matters in all stages of a criminal proceedings - from mitigation collection, investigation, plead negotiations through sentencing. Working with Matthew privately or in a workshop setting, participants learn the mechanics of effective story construction, the specifics of building around the theme you are trying to convey and have the opportunity to apply the skills to an actual case.

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