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Opening Argument I. The Importance of Opening Argument 129 II The Goals of Opening Argument 129 A. Trial Lawyers Must Be Good Storytellers 129 B. Cicero Is Not Just City Near Chicago 129 III. Delivery 130 A. Tone 130 1. Jurors give verdicts to people they like. 130 2. Speak with conviction 132 B. Nonverbal Communication 132 1. Make eye contact. 132 2. Stand still. 133 3. Be quiet. 133 4. Gesture. 133 5. Power ties and other urban legends. 134 C. Watch Your Words 135 1. Keep it simple. 135 2...

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