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3d small people - new player in the teamI wanted to let you know that we are forming a Mastermind Group for Attorneys here in Santa Cruz, CA.  Below is the announcement.  If you don’t live in this area but are interested in attending a group , let me know.  We will be expanding into other regions by skype or phone shortly.

                                      DYNAMIC  ATTORNEY MASTERMIND GROUP FORMING:

Led by Eleanor Southers, owner Professional Legal Coaching and Mastermind Facilitator

Everyone knows that the most people rank public speaking right up there with root canals or at least something to be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, attorneys also know that being an effective speaker, whether it be in Court or in a Seminar, is a great benefit to their profession.

Public Speaking and Stage FrightAlthough there is not enough space here to go into details, I wanted to open up a conversation to explore why it is so scary and how attorneys can work towards feeling more comfortable in speaking.

  • Let’s first look at why this topic causes so much fear. Are you afraid you will make a mistake? You have no idea what to speak about? Do you think everyone will walk out when you start speaking? Do you feel it will open you up to criticism? The reasons go on and on. See if you can identify yours.

I am facilitating two ABA Women Rainmaker Seminars in May.  One is on Wed. May 14 at 7:30am at a law firm in Santa Cruz.  The other one is at a law firm, Littler Mendelson, in San Jose at noon on Wed. May 21.

You can get registration information at the ABA website. Go to Law Practice Section and then to the Women Rainmaker Committee and click into the section on Local Programming. If you have problems, call me at 831 466-9132 and I will email you a registration form.

The program is entitled NEGOTIATE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS.  It is done in cooperation with the ABA commission on Women in the Profession.  We will be looking at the different styles of negotiating and identifying yours.  Then we will delve into how to prepare for negotiation.

Sorry, no time for real blog today.  I’m off to El Centro, CA to give a talk on Social Networking to the Imperial County Bar Association.  As part of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the CA State Bar we go to outlying small bar associations and give programs that they might otherwise not be able to get.

Spiral StaircaseIt’s great fun to meet new people and see what’s happening in the other parts of California.

So, your job is to come up with that WORD for the year that we have been talking about.  Please feel free to send it to me so that you will have some accountability.  Also let me know if anything has happened since you started using the WORD as part of your focus each day.  Let’s see if this might work.