Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 13:00
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Seminar Partners
Toronto, Ontario

Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, all lawyers must overcome the anxiety of the spoken word to win over a client or defeat an opponent. However, women lawyers – especially new lawyers – face unique challenges when communicating verbally, including societal pressure not to be overly aggressive, gendered communications habits, and stereotypes that undercut authority.

Using a unique blend of lecture and demonstrations, lawyer, author and professor of oral advocacy, Molly Bishop Shadel, will show you proven strategies to get and keep your listener’s attention, and increase your confidence. If you haven’t received formal presentation skills training, you may be relying on your instincts, not really understanding what you do wrong or what you do right in your verbal communications.

Let Professor Shadel show you how to neutralize common gender biases and stereotypes, and enhance your delivery for maximum persuasive power.