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New ABA book is a comprehensive guide to public speaking for lawyers

By romeroi

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2018 —  The American Bar Association new book release, “Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys,” is a comprehensive guide that provides lawyers with basic as well as advanced techniques to enhance presentations, whether in or out of court.

While many people dread public speaking, it is a skill that can be learned, like writing, playing an instrument or becoming fluent in another language.

Attorneys and non-attorneys alike will find in this book techniques that can be used immediately to improve their presentation skills. From researching the audience to creating the perfect message to body language and delivery tips, this wide-reaching guide provides the tools needed to be a better speaker.

Author Faith Pincus is an accomplished speaker who has trained attorneys, CEOs, elected and appointed officials, candidates and management for more than 25 years. As an attorney and former federal law clerk, she is uniquely positioned to understand the speaking skills required of attorneys.

Title:                             Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys
Publisher:                    ABA Book Publishing
Pages:                           208
Product Code:             1620763
ISBN:                           9781641051873
Size:                             6 x 9, paperback and eBook
Price:                           $39.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or

 What others are saying about “Being Heard”:

“Faith Pincus, simply put, is both an exceptional speaker and an exceptional writer. She has personally been my coach and mentor for presentation skills and it has been a life-changer! Her book, “Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys”, is a must-read.” — Joseph E. Ankus, Esq., President/Founder, Ankus Consulting, Inc.

“Faith has written a fun, thoughtful and most helpful book for anyone who speaks—or needs to speak—in public. The sections for lawyers are full of good advice, and lawyers and others will also benefit greatly from the other public-speaking and media-handling advice she offers. These are truly words from the wise!” — Ken Masters, Masters Law Group

“This is the book I wish existed when I was a young prosecutor and during my 31-plus years as a senior writ attorney at the California Court of Appeal in San Francisco doing CLE presentations. Faith brings her own expertise and experience, as well as that of her many contacts, to create a book that is witty, an easy read, and a bible for any public speaker. It’s one I’ll now always keep at hand for reference.”  — Susan Horst, of counsel, California Appellate Law Group; former career senior writ attorney, California Court of Appeal

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Dean Pappas at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Dean Pappas, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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