DeBlis & DeBlis is proud to announce that it has teamed up with the Magnet Theater to offer an improv workshop designed especially for lawyers and accountants.
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When faced with a crisis, are you able to …
- Think on your feet?
- Improvise on the spot?
- Maintain your poise and stay as cool as a cucumber?
Lawyers can learn a lot from improvisation – much more than just thinking fast on their feet, being in the moment, and being spontaneous. There are certain aspects of improvisation that are strikingly similar to trying a case. In both disciplines, the key concept is the creation of a new, temporary reality. In improvisation, the actors must draw the audience into sharing the constructed reality of the stage. Then, and only then, will the audience be able to “see” the objects and characters portrayed. That’s because in improvisation, props and costumes are prohibited.
In trial, the lawyer must draw the jury into sharing the re-constructed reality of past events – often times tragic events – such that they “see” what happened, even though they weren’t present to witness the original events. Improvisation teachers have developed principles to guide performers in creating and maintaining a constructed reality in which the audience participates. And these principles are as important to trial lawyers as the scientific method is to scientists.
What you’ll learn …
During this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how applying improv techniques in various contexts can help you become a more effective attorney, mediator, or arbitrator. You’ll also find out how using improv techniques can help you add strength, animation and powerful persuasive techniques in the courtroom, at the settlement table, or when negotiating a wide variety of issues.
JOIN US ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 FROM 12 NOON TO 2 PM AT OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH IN MONTCLAIR, NJ FOR A FREE INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV CLASS. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
* RSVP TO MICHAEL AT MJDEBLIS@DEBLISLAW.COM *