Here at the Art of Trial Sciences, we are pleased to announce that our latest article, Three Critical Components in Litigation Graphic Design That You’re Not Doing, has been published by The Jury Expert.
Consultant David Mykel’s “3 Critical Components in Litigation Graphic Design That You’re Not Doing” was recently published in the new issue of The Jury Expert. The Jury Expert is the preeminent national publication on jury research and litigation communication in the country. Developed by the American Society of Trial Consultants, its goal is to bring the latest in research, skills, and strategy regarding how the legal profession tries cases. Being a peer-reviewed publication, The Jury Expert is a collection of articles from the foremost professionals in the field, and VisuaLex is happy to be among them.
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The lack of leadership abilities, an inability to engender respect and overall poor performance was killing his profits. Unfortunately, while his way of describing his leaders was a novel one (i.e., morbid curiosity), the existence of poor leadership is anything but a novelty.
The most commonly occurring of these competencies are:
- Envision an Outcome – The ability to clearly envision a strategic outcome, think conceptually and see the big-picture.
- Understand Others – Often called “Emotional Intelligence” this is the ability to accurately understand those being lead.
- Inspire Others – Brining understanding of the strategic vision and emotional intelligence together to effectively communicate that vision and achieve buy in.
- Understand Themselves – One of the most overlooked traits, this is the ability to objectively understand one’s own strengths and weaknesses.
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By guest author Jay Niblick, Founder/CEO – Innermetrix Inc.
In an amazing presentation, Havard professor Amy Cuddy, gives inspirational advice in dealing with fears and communicating in an effective way through a simple, quick process.
Body language affects how others see us, but can it also change how we see ourselves? Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shares an easy way that anyone can change not only others’ perceptions of them, but the way they feel about themselves .
In her 20 minute TED talks, Cuddy points out that, “Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes.”
How is it that people can be convinced to say “yes” to something even if they may not be interested in the idea on its merits? In other words, why are we such suckers? Why do we end up saying “yes” to salespeople selling us products we don’t want all the time?
In the video below, Cialdini explains why we are so susceptible.
http://bigthink.com/robertcialdini (click the social psychology link)
In our increasingly overloaded lives today we need shortcuts, or rules of thumb, to guide our decision-making. So says Big Think expert Robert Cialdini, professor of marketing and psychology at Arizona State University
Cialdini’s research is based on six fundamental principles of human influence: reciprocity, scarcity, authority, consistency, liking and consensus. Cialdini says that if these principles are employed in an ethical manner, they can significantly increase the chances that someone will be persuaded by your request.
These shortcuts are explained in the video animation here:
Remarks is a new PDF app designed for the iPad from the fine folks at Readdle who know a thing or two about annotation and PDFs on the mobile screen. It is a fully featured PDF annotating application, with a variety of tools to fine-tune your marks. You can highlight, underline, strikeout text, draw upon the documents – that means pretty much anything you can do with the document on paper.
You can get Remarks for $4.99 in the app store – a small price to pay if it becomes your favorite note-taking, PDF annotating, document collaboration app on the go.
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Communicating is one of the most influential things we do on a daily basis. Whether we are communicating to our assistants, our colleagues, a judge, jury or with an expert, what we say and how we say it can have a profound effect on the outcome.
This ABA section delivers some easy, yet crucial tips, when communicating with our experts.
-David W Mykel
The Art of Trial Sciences
At ATS (Art of Trial Sciences) we typically address ways in which you can become a better communicator, but today, with the insight from a fellow colleague, we’re going to take a look at the receivers of your communication strategy.
Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm takes a look at a critical aspect of your presentation: your audience’s leader.
Who leads and who follows? That question can be critical to understanding and adapting to your jury. The individual who sets the agenda, guides the discussion, and leads uncommitted or wavering jurors to a conclusion is obviously worth a closer look than those who take their cues from others. A failure to know and to thoroughly learn about that future leader can have big consequences for your case. Samsung learned that recently when following Apple’s historic $1 billion patent verdict against the company, Judge Koh denied Samsung’s motion for a mistrial based on the supposed improper influence exerted by the jury’s foreperson….
By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm