5 PowerPoint Blunders: The Worst Litigators' Mistakes

February 22nd, 2024|

Discover the top blunders that litigators make in their trial presentations and learn how to avoid them for a successful outcome. 1. Overloading slides with text and information One common mistake that litigators make in presentations is overloading slides with too much text and information. This can overwhelm the judge and jury and make it difficult for them to focus on key points. It's important to keep slides concise and use visuals to support the content. Additionally, overcrowded slides can detract from the overall visual appeal of the presentation. See 12 Ways to Eliminate "But I Need Everything On That

The Best Ways to Pause PowerPoint to Enhance Connection with Judges and Juries

February 17th, 2024|

I have the privilege of working with some of the most skilled trial lawyers in the country. They are an impressive group, possessing extensive knowledge of the law, unwavering work ethic, and expertise in the courtroom. In addition, they have an intangible charisma that allows them to command a room the moment they enter. Great trial lawyers can establish a magnetic rapport with judges and jurors that is awe-inspiring and hard to explain. As a trial consultant, we should observe this connection and let it propel us to victory. Because of this natural charisma, many top trial lawyers worry that

Powerful PowerPoint Presentation Tips: Ditch the Bullet Points!

February 6th, 2024|

Discover why using bullet points in PowerPoint presentations can hinder your ability to persuade and learn powerful tips to enhance your presentations. The Problem with Bullet Points: How They Kill Persuasion Bullet points have long been a staple of PowerPoint presentations. However, their overuse can actually hurt your ability to persuade and engage your judge/jury. Bullet points are often used as a crutch, allowing presenters to simply read off the slide instead of creating a compelling narrative. This can lead to a lack of connection with the judge and jury and a diminished impact of your message. Additionally, bullet points

10 Reasons Why Your Trial Consultant Should Draft Your Opening Statement

January 31st, 2024|

As a trial attorney, your opening statement is one of the most crucial parts of your case. We wrote a book about opening statements and offered webinars about opening statements. The opening statement sets the tone for the entire trial and can make or break your case. That's why it's so important to get it right. One way to ensure that your opening statement is effective is to enlist the help of a trial consultant. Here are 10 reasons why you should ask your trial consultant to write a draft, maybe only the first draft, of your opening statement. 1.

Trial Graphics and PowerPoint

January 11th, 2024|

PowerPoint is a versatile tool that many lawyers use for creating trial graphics. It can be used to create visual aids that can help present arguments in a clear and concise way. While there are many tools available for creating trial graphics, PowerPoint is a popular choice due to its ease of use, flexibility, and accessibility. Using PowerPoint for trial graphics can help simplify complex concepts and make arguments more compelling. For instance, you can use PowerPoint to create timelines, charts, graphs, and other visuals that can help illustrate key points. This is particularly important in cases where multiple parties,

10 Reasons You Should Have a Mock Trial and 10 Reasons You Shouldn't

January 2nd, 2024|

Litigation can be a complex and risky process, and many lawyers have found it beneficial to conduct mock trials to gain insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their cases, especially in cases with millions or billions at stake. However, there are also some reasons why you may not want to have a mock trial. In this blog post, we will explore 10 reasons you should have a mock trial and 10 reasons you shouldn’t. 10 Reasons You Should Have a Mock Trial Gain Insight into Juror/Judge Perception: Mock trials provide an opportunity to test the waters and gauge how

Discovering the Benefits of Litigation Consulting

December 13th, 2023|

Understanding the Role of a Litigation Consultant A litigation consultant plays a crucial role in the legal process, providing expert advice and guidance to attorneys and their clients. They bring a unique set of skills and knowledge to the table, helping to navigate complex legal matters and improve the overall effectiveness of your case. One of the critical responsibilities of a litigation consultant is to analyze and evaluate your case from an objective standpoint. They can see the strengths and weaknesses of your arguments that you may have overlooked due to your close involvement in the matter. By offering an

Unveiling the Role of Trial Graphics Specialists

December 7th, 2023|

Some trial graphics specialists are attorneys. Other trial graphics specialists are jury consultants. Some trial graphics people are trial technicians. But, there is a type of trial graphics specialist, like those at Persuadius, who work only in pairs. They prefer to either conceptualize or execute. Let's take a closer look at this pair of specialists. Understanding the role of trial graphics specialists Trial graphics specialists are professionals who specialize in creating visual aids and presentations for use in legal proceedings. While some may think their job is solely about making slides look visually appealing, their role goes far beyond that.

The Impact of Visuals on Bench Trials: How Trial Graphics Influence the Outcome

November 29th, 2023|

In this blog post, we will explore the significant impact visuals have on a judge's decision and how litigation graphics can influence the outcome of a case. Discover the power of visual storytelling and its role in shaping perceptions and influencing decision-making processes. Understanding the Power of Trial Graphics in the Courtroom Trial graphics play a crucial role in presenting information in a visually compelling and easily understandable way in the courtroom. They have the power to simplify complex concepts, highlight key evidence, and engage the judge's attention. By using visual aids such as charts, diagrams, and timelines, attorneys can

10 Ways Trial Technicians Take the Worry out of Trial

November 20th, 2023|

When it comes to trial, preparation is key. One of the most important parts of that preparation is having a reliable and skilled trial technician on your team. They are in very high demand at Persuadius. Trial technicians are an invaluable asset in the courtroom, helping to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that you have everything you need to present your case effectively. Here are 10 ways trial technicians take the worry out of trial: 1. Technical Expertise: Trial technicians are highly skilled in using the latest technology to present evidence (increasingly OnCue vs. Trial Director) and exhibits