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PAST-PRESIDENTS EVENING SEMINAR RECAP Jean Jewell, CLM JJewell@KelleyDrye.com 310-712-6167 Michael Palmer and Carol Phillips, (Past Presidents of ALA and GLA ALA), Charles Lohr and Mark Verbecken (Past Presidents of GLA ALA) assisted Jenni Prisk to show GLA ALA members how to be better presenters. Seven total Past Presidents attended. The presentations centered around legal management issues out of the box thinking that public speaking is still such an anathema to some? In my 17 years of coaching and training in speech skills I uncover daily the fears and anxiety of proficient, professional people. want to say?’ “What if I leave out some of the message?” “What will of us any good. Planning and preparation take the panic out of public speaking.” However, planning doesn’t mean 100% focus on writing and developing your speech. I t also means preparing the speaking instrument - you - with an equal amount of care and diligence. I do if someone asks me a question I can’t answer?” My response is always the same: “Worrying in advance of a situation doesn’t do any SPEAKING WORKSHOP Why is it in this age of technological speed, cutting edge ideas and Jenni Prisk jenni@prisk.com 858-642-6770 The same fears plague different people ... “What if I forget what I body and voice. When we speak, we should do the same. Take several deep breaths through your nose and exhale them through your energy. Project several HA sounds from deep in your diaphragm. in touch with your body. These exercises really do help! Raise and lower your shoulders several times. Swing your arms. Get mouth. Shake your hands and feet vigorously to get rid of nervous An actor does not set foot on the stage without exercising her room or in a podcast requires that the speaker puts the audience first. In other words, instead of becoming paralyzed by the “I” mesyour audience, focus only on benefiting them through your message, and thoughts of yourself will disappear. sages, replace these negative thoughts with a positive attitude toward inspiring your audience. We make our first impression in approximately 10 seconds, so when you begin to speak, reach out to with each audience member so that you can feel the speech becomThis close connection requires you to make extended eye contact Every speaking situation, whether it’s at the podium, in a board- 26 PACER RANIMES GNINEVE STNEDISERP-TSAP including reasons to attend ALA conferences and top things to remember about successful legal management. If you missed the seminar, following is Jenni Prisk’s article which provides the gist of her presentation. ing a one-on-one conversation, rather than an overwhelming presentation to a capacity-filled room. When an audience member receives and engagement. You may be asking: “How do I achieve this in a room with more attention from you, he or she is more likely to respond with interest up to 20 seconds at the center of each quadrant. This gives everyone in that area the feeling that you are speaking directly to them, and they will be drawn toward you. It is very important to hear yourself and trust yourself when you than 100 people in it?” Divide the room into quadrants and focus for are speaking. What do I mean by this? When you can hear every syllable you utter, you stay in touch with your message at the rate at which the audience is receiving it. You also become aware of misstating a point, so you can correct it immediately. Or, if you have an inclination to speak quickly, by hearing yourself your speech will ly 10 words behind the rate you at which you speak, therefore they essary fillers like “um” “you know” and “like.” Recently, I had the good fortune to spend an evening with the slow down. The audience assimilates your message at approximateyou pause, and take a deep nose breath, you eliminate those unnecGLA Chapter of ALA. We discussed public speaking and podcasts. An ing to only one person. Speaking slowly and clearly is vital, as the it with clarity. effective podcast requires the presenter to imagine that she is speakwant you to speak slowly and clearly, and to pause frequently. When viewer may be meeting you for the first time. Because you have important information to convey, you want to be sure that he receives time and space allotted to you. Giving in to fears of inadequacy or Greater Los Angeles Leadership Exchange When you trust yourself at the front of the room, or on camera, you give yourself permission to be the authority on the topic in the

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Leadership Exchange - August/September 2011
Robert Half Legal
Member Connection Campaign
President's Message
Editor’s Message
Region 6 Officers
August Calendar
September Calendar
Save The Dates
September Chapter Meeting Notice
2011 Justice Jog Law Firm Challenge
Human Resources
Certified Document Storage & Destruction
Business Partner/Member Mixer | Justice Jog Kick-Off
Members-In-Transition Welcomes You
GLA ALA Section Reports
American Language Services
Merrill Corporation
New Members & Member Updates
Region 6 Conference
New Member Spotlight
New Member Drive Contest
Information Technology
June Chapter Meeting Recap
New Member Orientation Invite
Community Outreach Program
2011 Justice Jog
First Legal Network
Past-Presidents Evening Seminar Recap
Iron Mountain
Special Counsel
SOS — Succeed Over Stress
Innovative Computing Systems
GLA ALA Essay Contest
Board of Directors
Office Space Available Ad
Esquire Innovations, Inc.
Ricoh Legal/Ikon
Pride of Los Angeles
Technology Tip
CBM Services
Davidson Legal Staffing
Coach’s Corner
ESP Legal Technology
Business Partner Spotlight
ALA Webinars
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Leadership Exchange - August/September 2011