In addition to his work with The Professional Education Group, David is on the faculty of Loyola School of Law and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has constructed opening statements for winning verdicts in cases ranging from medical malpractice to securities fraud.
A professional theater artist for over two decades, David has performed or directed for the Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre Company, and Great River Shakespeare Festival. He has written and performed several critically acclaimed one-man shows and plays, and he is a recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship for Storytelling. David is a graduate of Northwestern University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Storytelling Goals of Opening Statement - Establishing a dynamic narrative to instantly engage jurors - Emphasizing character and motive to animate factual details YouTube Attention Spans and the Visual Mind - Wording that creates specific visual images and using action language
The Six Elements of Storytelling - Character creation, detail, structure, rhetoric, theme, and persuasive wording Great Speeches any The Hollywood Lawyer - Analysis of the persuasive presentation qualities of master performers Construction of Opening Statements - Practical application of the six story components
- Fantastic. Have Mann return to speak again – great info.- He provides a new perspective and gives lawyers “permission” to do something differently.- This is my 2nd time attending Mr. Mann’s presentation. He is excellent.- Best presentation on effective persuasive techniques for the courtroom I have ever attended in my career.- Outstanding analysis by a non-lawyer of what lawyers do well and do poorly and how to improve the latter.- Best CLE I’ve attended in a long time. Very helpful for courtroom presence and storytelling tips to be used at trial, mediations, or hearings before a judge.- A different type of seminar – very good for self-critical analysis and development.- I've been in this business for 30+ years and I learned several things today that will help me and my clients in the coming years until I put my trial bag away.
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