Today, we talk about polishing those listening skills, and how we can use them better with our clients. If we polish this skill and become better active listeners, we will have better trials because we’ll be able to listen better to what the jury is telling us during jury selection. We will have better cross-exams because we’re going to listen actively to what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. Your direct exam is going to go so much smoother. People get up there and get nervous and half the battle of the direct exam is being able to listen and craft that next question if you’ve got to go back in for the second time. So listen in and learn some of the best ways and some tips on how to get better at active listening and how to prepare your client for depositions.
In this episode, you will hear:
- What is active listening
- Why repeat what they’re saying, not summarize
- Why you should be actively listening
- Building trust through listening
- Getting people ready for deposition
- Examples of bad listening
- Active listening on Zoom
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