OPENINGS & CLOSINGS:

Start Strong and End Stronger Still

Gifted public speakers all know: it's how you start and finish that truly matter most. From the very first word of Opening Statement to the last Closing argument you make, every sentence you utter moves you closer to---or farther from---the verdict you want. Yet far too many litigators squander the critical opening moments of trial repeating polite but useless bromides that will never help win the case. 

At The Strategic Image, we believe in capitalizing on your limited time "at bat." So rather than just improve your oratory skills, we show you what to put in---and what to leave out---of every Opening and Closing you give. 

Award-winning novelists, journalists, and screenwriters all face this "in-or-out" dilemma, but the pros have figured it out! They know exactly what to include to grab the audience's attention, know exactly what to omit to keep audiences riveted in their seats, and know precisely how to make an audience care whether the hero wins in the end. And with our help, so will you. 

Whether we show you how to deliver a "logline" or how to "save the cat," the pros at The Strategic Image will help you grab your jury by the lapels in Opening, keep them enthralled during Case-in-Chief, then turn them into allies when you close. With years of professional storytelling to our credit, we know not just what to do, but when and how to do it to maximum effect.

 

For a trial attorney, becoming a Master Storyteller can be a game-changer. It can take your courtroom presentations, your win ratio, and your career to a whole new level. So why merely "present a fact pattern" or "lay a foundation" brick-by-boring-chronological-brick when you could master the very same techniques that win Oscars and the Pulitzer Prize?

 

If you're ready to up your game and out-run opposing counsel by a mile,