What if you could stand in front of an audience and deliver a presentation so powerful it captivated them from start to finish? You can if you understand body language, how people think, and what causes people to pay attention. This dynamic program combines the time-tested wisdom of the Greek philosophers with the latest insights from today’s leading storytellers: Madison Avenue and Hollywood.
Captivate also incorporates proven strategies to take your natural speaking style and use it to your advantage. When all of these factors are applied correctly, your lawyers will connect with audiences so that they listen more, retain more, and act more on your recommendations.
Specifically, you will be able to:
- Establish credibility and appear more dynamic.
- Make a powerful first impression and build on it throughout your talk.
- Leverage the #1 trust-building skill to connect with any audience.
- Add more life and energy to your delivery.
Steve Hughes, President, Hit Your Stride, LLC
Steve Hughes is President Hit Your Stride, LLC, a communications consultancy that helps people look and sound smart when they talk. He is the author of Captivate: Presentations That Engage and Inspire and he has been featured on NPR, CBS, and BBC Radio and in The Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. He is also the proud creator of “International Be Kind to Lawyers Day,” which is observed annually on the second Tuesday in April.
Today he works with a short list of blue chip clients including AmLaw 200 law firms, national associations, and leading universities. Prior to launching Hit Your Stride, Steve was the co-owner of an award-winning 50-person advertising agency in St. Louis where he delivered hundreds of presentations with millions of dollars on the line.
He holds a BA in French Literature and European History from the University of Kansas and an MBA in Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was awarded the prestigious Olin Cup.