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Win Your Cases By Polishing Your Speaking Style

Law360 (November 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- You paint a picture of the daily life of your disabled client. As you describe his two-hour routine for getting ready for work each day, you speak slowly and deliberately. You pause noticeably from time to time. You move around the courtroom slowly; your gestures are short and slow as if moving your arms through something thick and heavy.

When you describe how he climbs the stairs to his office, you mime the slow struggle, pausing and breathing audibly as he reaches his desk.

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