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The Power of PRESENCE


Friday, May 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

The Power of PRESENCE

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Nonverbal Intelligence Seminar



Nonverbal Intelligence at Trial

May 31 - June 1 2013
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Oregon


Nothing resonates more powerfully than showing up fully in the courtroom. Jurors look for leaders to guide them through trial and are drawn to those who communicate confidently and authentically. You know your stuff. You believe in your case. Are you ready to take it to the next level by accessing your true self and unlocking the power of presence?

Do you wish you could:

  • Be more confident in the courtroom?
  • Be your real self during trial instead of worrying about all the do's and don'ts?
  • Not feel awkward and nervous?
  • Present yourself credibly, so that people sit up and listen when you speak?
  • Get jurors talking easily and freely during voir dire?
  • Know that you are making a difference?

To be successful in the courtroom, you MUST show up. Nothing communicates confidence, sincerity and credibility like authenticity. The BEST attorneys in the field are comfortable in their own skin. In this two-day seminar, learn how to take your communication to the next level. Discover the Power of Presence: Communicate YOU.

Join Sari de la Motte May 31st - June 1st and learn how to increase your presence by increasing your nonverbal intelligence. 

You'll learn:

Why “nonverbal intelligence” is essential for trial attorneys.

  • How to use your primary communication style to best advantage in the courtroom.
  • Why "authenticity" is meaningless without nonverbal intelligence.
  • What body language, voice tone, and eye contact really tell you about jurors, judges, and opposing counsel.
  • What body language CAN’T tell you—don’t be fooled!
  • Why persuading can backfire, but "teaching" gains you credibility and trust.
  • How to gain credibility and increase trust by accepting the role of “teacher” in the courtroom.
  • Which communication mistakes you MUST avoid at all costs.
  • Concrete presentation skills that will increase your presence in the courtroom.
  • How to turn “attacks” against you as opportunities to shine.
  • How to detach from the outcome so you can communicate with purpose, presence, and POWER.
Enrollment is limited, and seats go fast. 

 "Even the best professional athletes need a coach. Trial lawyers are no different. Sari is a brilliant, pragmatic coach, who can improve anyone's performance."

Rick Friedman, Trial attorney and author, Rules of the RoadPolarizing the CaseOn Becoming a Trial Lawyer


Workshop Specifics:

WhatTHE POWER OF PRESENCE: Nonverbal Intelligence at Trial

WherePortland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon

When: Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1 2013

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Cost: $695

What can you expect when you attend?

  • An intense, interactive, high-tempo learning experience. Come only if you're ready to get real.
  • Specific nonverbal skills that will dramatically improve your ability to connect with jurors, get your message across, and increase courtroom leadership.
  • "Real-life" situations to problem solve in groups and with Sari; no theory here: everything we cover applies to what you do in court every day.
  • Concrete, practical skills you can implement immediately.
  • Seminar workbook to follow along and to use as reference later.

About your presenter:

Sari de la Motte has been called "the attorney whisperer." A sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader, she has assisted legal teams in high Sari De La Motteprofile cases throughout the United States, working one-on-one with attorneys to hone their messages and communicate with jurors, judges and opposing counsel. She's a featured columnist for Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer's Magazine, Oregon Defense Attorney, and has provided CLEs for the Oregon State Bar and Lewis and Clark Law School and various state association of justices around the country. She has also been a featured speaker for the Inner Circle of Advocates. She has been interviewed on TV, radio and in print, including The AtlanticHuffington PostThe OregonianWillamette Week and others. Due to her busy trial schedule she offers seminars that are open to the public only once or twice a year, so don't miss this opportunity to see Sari live!

What attorneys are saying about Sari:

 "Law school teaches lawyers to think, but not communicate. Sari teaches      you to communicate. She is fantastic at helping you simplify and deliver your message in a manner that is authentic, understandable and comfortable for both you and your audience."

–John Coletti, Paulson Coletti Trial Lawyers / Member, Inner Circle of Advocates




 "Sari de la Motte taught me to re-think my prior concepts about body language. At one point during an opening statement, I stood before the jury in a different place from where I had been, and it felt very awkward.  I wanted to yell out “Dadgum it, Sari! Just exactly WHAT should I be doing right now??”

Sari showed me that what we think we see in someone’s face or the way they hold their body is not always right. In fact, sometimes we are totally wrong. It is easier now for me to accept what appears to be negative body language in a juror. Crossed arms do not always mean the juror is not accepting what you are saying. A furrowed brow may not mean what I think either. Sari teaches with energy and enthusiasm, and she is such a pleasure to work with."

–Randy Kinnard, Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge / Member, Inner Circle of Advocates

 "After 25 years of picking juries and trying cases, I hired Sari to take my work to a new and better level.  Working with her proved to be both daunting and enlightening.  She is insightful and blunt and I reaped great rewards working with her."

--David T. McDonald, Criminal Defense Attorney

Have questions about The Power of PRESENCE? Contact FORTE

When & Where

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Don’t get us started on “body language experts.” We’ve heard all the body language bunk that’s out there, just like you. There simply is no “secret code” that tells you what the people around you might be thinking and feeling. Here at FORTE we’re interested in real communication, in real time, with real people.

No one lives in a vacuum. No matter what you want to accomplish, it requires interacting with people, and that requires communication. In other words, excelling at communication means excelling at life.

You communicate nonverbally all the time. Might as well get freakin’ awesome at it.

That’s what we’re here for.

At FORTE, we’re a bit intense when it comes to nonverbal communication. Our aim is to inspire transformation and rouse courage in our clients, so that you can move from good to GREAT.

Be a rock star in your field. FORTE can help you make it happen.

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