Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Winter 2017, Volume 23, Issue 1

COACH’S CORNER Public Speaking Jitters? You Are Losing Business Development Opportunities.

By Eleanor Southers

Eleanor Southers is a Professional Legal Coach who helps attorneys at all stages of their careers to become more successful and contented. Working one on one, Ms. Southers guides attorneys to uncover and fulfill their goals. She can be reached at or her website:

For some, public speaking ranks right up there with root canals or at least something to be avoided at all cost. Unfortunately, attorneys also know that being an effective speaker, whether it be in Court, a seminar, or in a classroom can be a great benefit to their profession.

With that in mind, on why public speaking can be so intimidating how attorneys can work towards feeling more comfortable in public speaking:

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