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Presentation skills for lawyers: Time to tear up the script?

The opposite of spontaneity is rigidity. It’s how most of us live our lives – through a combination of rationality, hard work and a devotion to format. There is nothing wrong with rigidity in terms of getting the job done, but it is hardly a formula to get to get you noticed. If you are […]

Webinar: Managing your wealth in a period of uncertainty

Managing your wealth in a period of uncertainty Sensible and actional steps to protect your savings and investments Wednesday 6 November 2019, 11:00 am GMT | REGISTER TODAY On November 6 The Lawyer in association with Netwealth will be hosting an interactive 60-minute webinar on how to manage your wealth in a period of uncertainty, focused […]

Career clinic: How do I deal with the diversity of management styles at my firm?

I love being a lawyer but I am struggling with managing the many different styles of management that my partners display. The partnership structure does not deliver consistency in style. For example, one of my partners micro-manages, rips all my writing to shreds and is generally moody and aggressive when busy. By complete contrast, another […]

The art of presentation: Make sure your audience understands you

When did you first hear the word ‘prorogue’? While the occasion may not be up there alongside the likes of other great life events (JFK, Watergate, the Spice Girls splitting), if you are not familiar with the distinctly quirky terminology of the UK Parliament you may well have checked its meaning online only to find […]

Boris Johnson

Presentation skills: beware the pitfalls of spontaneity

All it takes is a few seconds. One-time Labour leader, Neil Kinnock called it a ‘rush of blood to the head;’ the point when all good sense appears to go out of the window and a well planned speech stumbles down a calamitous path of spontaneity… It is perhaps no coincidence that Boris Johnson’s lead […]

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