Client and Witness Preparation Strategies

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Course Description

This program was recorded on November 29th, 2017

What happens when you don’t like your client but you love their story? This session with communications specialist and jury consultant Jesse Wilson will help you connect your client, the witnesses, and experts to the core of your client’s story so that their testimony can support the overall case narrative and case theme established by you, the attorney/storyteller. The power of tying the emotional connection to the case narrative throughout all phases of trial and among all parties associated with your case cannot be underestimated. In essence, this emotional connection approach allows you to build a team, and to work in a cohesive way that utilizes the case facts and points of law that will deliver the best possible case for your client.



  • Jesse Wilson
    Jesse Wilson is a communications specialist and jury trial consultant. A Juilliard Theater graduate, after 20 years of working in the world of theater, TV, and film, he has created “Tell The Winning Story” to empower trial lawyers to deliver high-impact presentations, as well as rapidly transform their communication and collaboration skills to effectively prepare clients and witnesses to testify. The true power of a story always comes from inside us, the storyteller... And the path to developing a winning story begins with the trial lawyer owning their own story. “Tell The Winning Story” provides the trial lawyer the difference between telling a “hidden, safe, ‘surface’ story,” and powerfully connecting to a story that goes right to the heart of the jury. Jesse’s hands on training is featured in his seminars, law firm retreats, intensives, workshops and webinars. For questions regarding pre-trial consultation with Jesse and/or to have him work exclusively with your team, please feel free to contact him.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. Your Client (The Plaintiff), The Witness, The Expert Witness, The Hostile Witness
    2. 3 case studies that demonstrate how to make the client the absolute best witness at trial.
    3. Breaking free of the “victim trap”-- transforming the client from victim to victor
    4. Educating the client on the value of conflict
    5. Getting the client excited about telling their own story
    6. Preparing vs Coaching the client
    7. Trusting the silence—the power of the nonverbal

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