VOICE TRAINING FOR LAWYERS

professional voice training for legal professionals

Training and referrals

Trust our ears

Even in the finest law schools across the country, there are few classes on effective communication.  A good deal of time is spent learning what to say, but very little on how to say it. Unless a litigator is a natural, gifted storyteller who instinctively knows how to keep an audience attentive, many attorneys don’t know how to use voice and body language to win the jury’s favor. When so much is at stake and both trial teams are strong, the very real edge that strong presentation skills offer can make the difference between a win or a loss.

Eliza Jane Schnieder

Make the right impression with

Clarity

People form judgements about us the moment we open our mouths, and juries are no different. Voice quality can draw a jury in or push them away. A warm, authentic, intelligible, compelling voice will typically get a jury on your side. Problems arise if vocal quality is strident, harsh or nasally. It could be words are not clear, or volume is too low or too high, the rate is too slow or too fast. It could be that body language and gesture obscures your message, or a regional accent is confusing the listener or drawing attention away from your message. Whatever the communication issue, we want to help you eliminate the barriers to clarity. 

Rena Cook

Rest Assured

Our team of master coaches will help you understand what others hear when you speak, by identifying your personal “idiolect.” While keeping your voice totally authentic to you, we help you find your reliable vocal authority, the natural music in your voice, and a non-regionally specific use of language and body language that amplifies your intentions.

Eliza Jane Schneider

Eliza Jane Schneider is a celebrated voice over artist and dialect coach to the stars. She is a professional musician as well as master voice teacher. She studied at Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, UCLA and has been an invited guest to the Dialect 2000 Conference at Queens University in Belfast, the DRI, Harris Martin, the ADTA, The Bassett Firm, and Porter Hedges.  She has taught Voice Perception at UCLA, AFTRA, SAG, AFI, and Brown University, and presented her methods at VASTA’s storytelling conference in Singapore. Her clients include Oscar winners, CEOs and top-tier partners at K & S Law in Atlanta and HPTY in Texas. 

Rena Cook

Rena Cook is a TEDx speaker, author, voice trainer and Professor Emerita. She is author of three books on voice, including Empower your Voice: for women in Business, Politics and Life.  She heads our training for vocal authority, and body language integration. She studied voice at London’s Royal Central School of speech and Drama, University of Oklahoma and the University of Arizona. Her clients include Primerus Law Firms, Truskett Law, Koller Trial Law, Oklahoma Bar Association, US Cellular, Association of Women in Science 

"The sound of a speaker's voice matters twice as much as the content of the message”

The Wall Street Journal

communication is key

MASTERING YOUR VOCAL AUTHORITY

The Value of Training

Receiving  this kind of transformative voice and speech training can change the course of an attorney’s career. Firms that provide this training can attract and retain the brightest young associates.

Live, in-person Weekend Retreat:

Group Immersive Voice and Performance Training for Lawyers, with unlimited attendance, lead by master coaches Eliza Jane Schneider and Rena Cook

Half-day Trainings:

Half-day Trainings: on-site or virtual

Individual Diagnostic:

One-on-one personal assessment of individual vocal assets and liabilities

1-on-1 Individual Sessions:

1 session per week via Zoom per person

Delivery, Delivery, Delivery

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A logical progression

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Level 1: Identify

Level 1:  Identify:  Understand your own idiolect foundational of voice   Your Vocal Authority in 10 minutes a day  Level 2: Build: Build on voice skills toward expressivity The power of variety: pitch, rate, volume variety Body language and gesture Level 3:  Master: Transformation to compelling orator  Musicality of the voice Arc of the Story to captivate jury

Level 2: Build

Level 1:  Identify:  Understand your own idiolect foundational of voice   Your Vocal Authority in 10 minutes a day  Level 2: Build: Build on voice skills toward expressivity The power of variety: pitch, rate, volume variety Body language and gesture Level 3:  Master: Transformation to compelling orator  Musicality of the voice Arc of the Story to captivate jury

Level 3: Master

Transformation to compelling orator  Musicality of the voice Arc of the Story to captivate jury

Level 4: Project Coaching

We create continuing and scalable plans for firms and organizations.

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