Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series, a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.
Have you ever had an opposing counsel who seemed to exude confidence? Someone who seemed unflappable, even when the judge was asking questions neither of you were prepared for? Or have you ever left a meeting with a potential client feeling as though they would’ve hired you, if only you had showed up the way you wanted?
Executive presence is a mysterious “soft” skill that can make the difference between feeling like Atticus Finch . . . or like a chicken with your head cut off. Many professionals give up and feel they either have it or they don’t, and it can seem like the harder you try to improve your presence, the more inauthentic you feel.
Enhancing your executive presence can be especially valuable for lawyers, and the very essence of executive presence is to develop authentic and effective communication and leadership skills to propel your career.
During this program we discuss why executive presence is a skill no attorney can live without and how you can transform yours, whether you are meeting with a colleague in person or arguing a motion on video.