Category Archives: Oral presentation

Stop Apologizing For Showing Unreadable Text in Court – Fix It Instead


I love working as a trial technician because I get to be in the room where it happens, watching and listening to attorneys present their cases. As an attorney myself, I’ve been in their shoes, and I learn a lot by listening in court and thinking about the choices made in presentation.

One thing I often note are apologies by the attorneys. Among those apologies, among the most frequent is some variant of “I know you can’t read this from there.” Continue reading

The clues to a great story – Andrew Stanton Ted Talk

Storytelling is joke telling. It’s knowing your punchline, your ending, knowing that everything you’re saying, from the first sentence to the last, is leading to a singular goal, and ideally confirming some truth that deepens our understandings of who we are as human beings. We all love stories. We’re born for them. Stories affirm who we are.

Make me care.

The audience wants to work for their meal.

We’re born problem solvers.

A strong theme is always running through a well told story.