Presentation Skills for Attorneys: How to Present with Power in Any Situation (IL)

This program will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.  If you would like the DVD now, you can order it here.

Important note:   We at Pincus are keeping a close eye on the Covid-19 virus crisis.

Due to the ongoing mandates regulating group gatherings, social distancing and “stay at home” government orders in various states, we have switched all of our upcoming CLE programs to the same online distance learning format as universities and law schools across the country.

We will be providing the new online distance learning platform information to everyone who has or will register shortly.

The programs will remain the same – they will be held at the same times and days and with the same faculty. You’ll all just be logging in from the safety of your home (or office if you haven’t been ordered to stay home yet). If for some reason you can no longer attend, we will automatically convert your registration to a recording of the program.

As of right now, our online distance learning format will go through our May live programs. We will evaluate by Mid-April whether that will continue for our June programs as well or if we can safely gather in person to learn together at that time.

We very much appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this very difficult time.


Don’t miss our upcoming annual Presentation Skills for Attorneys seminar!

As the saying goes… there is always room for improvement.

And if giving a better presentation would help you win an oral argument, land (or keep) a client, persuade a jury, advance your career, cinch that partnership or help you accomplish a goal, why wouldn’t you take three hours to ensure that happens?

A recent survey of more than 600 businesses found that among the top skills needed for success, “oral communication” was number one and “presentation skills” number four.

In fact, communicating a clear and persuasive message through presentations is a fundamental, if unspoken, job requirement and a necessary component of success as a lawyer.

Faith Pincus has been training CEOs, attorneys, politicians, candidates and non-profit executives (and staff) for more than thirty years. She is a former political consultant, has a Masters in Communication, practiced law at a large firm in LA and served as a federal district court law clerk — all of which make her uniquely positioned to train attorneys.

Attend this program and learn Faith’s AMI™ Method of public speaking.

She will teach you basic and advanced public speaking techniques and provide insider tips that are guaranteed to improve your public speaking skills. She’ll walk you through her five-step infallible method of creating your presentation.

She’ll help you craft unique and compelling introductions and conclusions for your presentations – and there is a lot more to them than just saying hello and goodbye.

She’ll teach you how to use your voice, your words and your delivery to enhance your presentation style and get your message heard.

You will get tips on oral argument, opening statements, and organization.

You will learn how to give a better presentation before the court, your clients, potential clients, a bar event, a community event or even your team.

This program will help you improve your presentation skills on a variety of levels and in a variety of settings.

Be heard! This time. Next Time, Every Time.


Can’t attend? You can purchase Faith’s three-hour professionally recorded DVD “Presentation Skills for Attorneys” here. If you prefer the non-attorney version, you can purchase Faith’s  “Presentation Skills Made Easy” DVD here.


Important note:  We at Pincus are keeping a close eye on the Covid-19 virus crisis.

Due to the ongoing mandates regulating group gatherings, social distancing and “stay at home” government orders in various states, we have switched all of our upcoming CLE programs to the same online distance learning format as universities and law schools across the country.

We will be providing the new online distance learning platform information to everyone who has or will register shortly.

The programs will remain the same – they will be held at the same times and days and with the same faculty. You’ll all just be logging in from the safety of your home (or office if you haven’t been ordered to stay home yet). If for some reason you can no longer attend, we will automatically convert your registration to a recording of the program.

As of right now, our online distance learning format will go through our May live programs. We will evaluate by Mid-May whether that will continue for our June programs as well or if we can safely gather in person to learn together at that time.

We very much appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this very difficult time.



  • The AMI™ method of public speaking
  • The most common mistakes attorneys make
  • The Five Step Method of creating your presentation
  • Catchy introductions – first impressions count
  • Making your conclusions memorable
  • Tips to help you improve your style with a more dynamic and effective delivery
  • Motion/Appellate Argument do’s and don’ts
  • Conquering your fear
  • Using visual aids to your advantage
  • How your image and style affects your audience
  • The best way to handle questions and answers (in or out of court)
  • Adapting your presentations to your audience


This program will be rescheduled for fall 2020. Please check back this summer for updates about this program.


These are just a few of the comments attendees and clients have made about Faith Pincus’ Public Speaking related Seminars, In-House Training Programs and Coaching Sessions:

“Most memorable speaker I’ve heard in a long time. Very satisfied.” Leticia Magdaleno, Esq.

“A 3 1/2 hour bang for the buck!” Karen D. Hill, Esq.

“Faith has given me the skills and tailored training I needed to deliver an effective appellate oral argument. She broke the preparation process down into steps which ensure that I am prepared to persuasively advocate on behalf of my client. She is a smart, challenging, and demanding coach. I will benefit from my investment in her for the rest of my career.” Rebecca Kane, Esq.

“Engaging speaker; Very good content. Drop-dead dynamic delivery.” John Tolomei, Esq.

“Great delivery techniques and preparation methods that I had never heard of or heard packaged in such a way. I felt very engaged in the presentation and was excited to use this information in the future. Thank you! P.S. I will leave this CLE feeling more confident, prepared and ready for oral argument.” Janice J. Evans

“I am at the stage of my career (sole-practitioner) where delivery style is crucial to my firm’s success. I am the identity of my firm! I always need and strive for improvement in my presentation skills. Faith Pincus is a true pro! I am certain endless hours went into Faith’s flawless delivery!!!” Debra Byrnes, Esq.

“Excellent presenter. Very engaging.” Atonio Littleton, Esq.

“Every live Pincus Program I’ve ever taken has been excellent – or better.” Kurtiss Jacobs, Esq.

“[Faith] was great – great speaker and sheet tips; I rarely say this, but I truly enjoyed it; Pincus is fabulous – I’m going to recommend her to my office” Blithe Bock, Esq.

“Beyond meeting my expectations – Extremely helpful. I have training next week and will put these tips to use immediately!” Courtney Stillman, Esq.

“Just finished transcribing your wonderful presentation notes I took in Florida…I am going to be so much more prepared for my speech in Texas in early June. Thanks again. I know, for a fact, I will give a presentation that will be 100 times better than what I would have given.” Joe Ankus, Ankus Consulting

“Faith is the best executive coach on the planet…I have worked with her before and she is unbelievably talented. I cannot begin to tell you how much she helped me…I plan to use Faith for more coaching for my senior staff and me. She does terrific group presentations as well as one-on-one. I used her when I was the Executive Director for the American Diabetes Association and the staff there, to this day, tell me it was the best coaching/learning experience they have ever had.” – Jane Warner, President & CEO, American Lung Association in CA

“In reality, the class material and presentation exceeded expectations.” Sharon A. Sakamoto, Esq.

“I do a lot of public speaking and feel I have room to get better – would sincerely love to be more persuasive, organized and comfortable doing it! Faith’s approach is very practical and approachable; I learned many tangible techniques I can put to immediate and good use.” Amy Bess, Esq.

“Definitely learned some important tips for future presentations. Excellent job.” Kevin Zickterman, Esq.

“Very well-done; dynamic and comprehensive.” Ed McAlister, Esq.

“I learned many practical tips for various forms of speaking engagements. Very helpful and enjoyable presentation – entertaining and informative.” Mark Swantek, Esq.

“Faith is a great speaker and the content was great!” Jessica Bednarz, Esq.

“Instructive. Knowledgeable. Educational.” Eric Alvine, Esq.

“Excellent content and delivery.” Kevin P. Camden, Esq.

“Great practical tips.” Deepali Doddi, Esq.

“Faith is refreshingly genuine and enthusiastic.” Mike Johannesen, Esq.

“Organized. Friendly. Professional. Nice Smile.” Erin J. Jennins, Esq.

“She is a fantastic speaker.” Nicole Miller, Esq.

“This was an excellent presentation. The material was well-organized and memorable. The actual presentation exemplified the material. You not only told us what to do, you were showing us at the same time.” George Kresovich, Esq.

“Outstanding speaker and instructor. The coaching was very helpful too.” Lisa Braganca, Access Living

“Good tips to get points across to audience.” Nicholas Brescia, HHS

“I attended the public speaking seminar given by Faith this morning here in San Diego. First off, I would like to say that I thought she did a great job and conveyed some very useful information. My next oral argument or public speaking engagement will be much improved as a result of my attendance. I thought it was time and money well spent.” Les Robertson, Esq.

“As a professional speaker, I expected to come away with some tips from Faith. In fact, I came away with a ton of tips to use immediately to improve my programs. Both speakers were interesting, entertaining and totally engaging.” Irwin Karp, Productive Time

“Excellent program. Concise, but filled with all of the practical tips that every attorney should know and practice – not just new attorneys, but those of us who think we know but have forgotten the basics of communication.” Chris Hersey, Esq., Miller Morton Caillat & Nevis LLP

“In the workshop, you quickly helped attorneys break old habits and transform their presentations, while boosting their confidence in their public speaking skills.” Anthony Grumbach, Director of Professional Development, Farella Braun + Martel

“As an attorney of 30 years experience, I rate this as one of the finest learning experiences for anyone practicing litigation.” Anthony Gordon, Esq.

“Superb! One of the best CLE courses I’ve ever attended.” James King

“I’d hoped to enhance my trial presentation skills and that objective was definitely achieved.” James McGlamery, Esq.

“I want to personally thank you for your help in preparing for my presentation for the National Conference on Equine Law. Thanks to your video tips and the suggestions you gave me on the phone, my presentation was a great success! I had numerous people tell me… my presentation was the best.” Alison Rowe, Esq. Texas

“Excellent job! I have been practicing law for nearly 30 years and your analysis and suggestions were very informative. The course should be required for all attorneys.” David Birka-White, Esq.

“Excellent job!!! We were all very impressed and most importantly, we learned a lot. It really brought the rest of our day together.” Jane Warner, Executive Director, American Diabetes Association

“Faith is animated and enthusiastic, and that’s infectious.” Kevin McKeown, LexBlog, Inc.

“Excellent and the content was exactly what I was looking for. There was no wasted time, I learned a lot, and I was inspired to take the recommended actions!” Marcia Augsburger, Esq.

“Because of this seminar I am more confident about my speaking abilities and I also have practical tools that I can implement to help me continue to improve. Bravo Pincus!” Karen Simpson, Esq.

“I wanted to develop more confidence in my speaking and this program gave me the tools to increase the effectiveness of my presentation skills and gave me more confidence.” Jeremy Glaser, Esq., Morrison & Foerster

“It has been great…my goal is to be a more effective speaker and I feel much more comfortable giving a presentation now.” Jim Horen

“I was extremely pleased and my personal expectations were exceeded. Excellent materials. The literature was right on! I am at a loss to provide suggestions for improvement. Your seminar was incredible.” Mark Abraham, Esq.

“The program exceeded my expectations. The variety of learning experiences – small group coaching and one-on-one coaching was very helpful. I know I have improved as a result of the program. It also took a lot of the anxiety out of the preparation by giving me concrete tools, strategies and tips to use.” Erica A. Rogina, Esq.

“Our attorneys rave about the pincus programs!” Jessica Bernardz, Esq.

“Every part of this seminar was helpful.” Steven Biagi, Esq.

“Great tips for litigators.” Julia Wei, Esq.

“Helpful feedback on my public speaking skills – non threatening environment.” Evelyn Hoffman, Esq.

“The speaker is outstanding!” Thomas P. Ward, Esq.

“Faith is a great speaker – also strong teaching skills.” Amy Bess, Esq.

“Incredible. Very insightful and a keen instinct for people’s strengths and weaknesses.” Mark Abraham, Esq.

“Very well done and helpful for all day-to-day business communication.” Stan Lazar, Esq.

“It is quite obvious that she knows her topic very well and can deliver it well.” Katrina S. Zafiro, Esq.

“Awesome job… Thank you!” Melissa Roth, Esq.

“I very much enjoyed the one-on-one coaching and the small group format. The critical comments were extremely helpful. The stop/start technique was especially helpful to me. The two-day program was appropriate.” Dan Anders, Esq.

“Real-life speaking experiences with expert coaching will help me to focus my presentations in and out of court. We received valuable tips. It was amazing to see the improvements. It was fun and educational.” T. Sisul, Esq. Chicago

“I learned the importance of tone, emphasis and learned about my characteristics when speaking.” J. Driscoll, Esq., Chicago, January 2011.

“Excellent! Engaging, helpful, organized.” Erica A. Rogina, Esq.

“This was my first time taking a public speaking seminar. I just wanted to be aware of basic skills to help enhance my ability to present in the board room. This was an excellent experience!” Lisette Kelly, Esq.

“Very exciting speaker and teacher. Engaging and dynamic.” Dianna Mitchell, Esq.

“Excellent oratory skills and presentation style.” Lisette Kelly, Esq.

“This was an excellent program!” Peter Bonis, Esq.

“One on one coaching is great – keeping the group small is a huge benefit!” Jeremy Glaser, Morrison and Foerster

“Very well presented. You are quite accomplished, great energy, lots of direct and practical tips.” Randy Holliday, Esq.

“Faith Pincus speaks eloquently and effectively on a key topic to all lawyers: how to make oneself a successful public speaker. In a few short hours, Faith gave all our firm’s lawyers a basic skill set they will carry with them for the rest of their careers.” Scott McNutt, Esq. McNutt & Litteneker, LLP

“What I loved most about the program was that it was less of a lecture and more of a workshop… I learned how to improve my public speaking skills with easy to implement tips in a relatively short amount of time.” Karen Simpson, Esq.

“Very good – I’ll use your techniques in court, CLE, and community events.” Cynthia M. Reed, Esq.

“I just gave my first presentation using the principles you taught and it made a BIG difference! Now, I didn’t do EVERYTHING you taught… but I did restructure that presentation into 3 concepts… made lots of eye contact and used great summary intros and conclusions… it went very well. Thanks again for your seminar!” Caroline Galanty, Asst. General Counsel, Bank of America Legal Dept.

“I really enjoyed the presentation. I will recommend to co-workers.” Barbara Harper, Esq.

“Extremely polished and effective, yet very natural, funny, and engaging.” E. Denise Schissler, Esq.

“The program was very useful and well-organized.” Karla Y. Pleitez, Public Counsel

“Excellent! Very practical on any level. Clear. Well-organized.” Sharon A. Sakamoto, Esq.

“Very well done.” Corrine Dixon

“Great presentation! Very practical advice for a variety of settings and situations.” Brent Terry, Esq.

“Absolutely satisfied!! Excellent job, very good content.” Bill Anderson, Esq.

“Overall very good and informative.” Dave Carroll, Esq.

“Thought it was excellent.” Jason Maher

“Completely satisfied. Fantastic presentation, very informative. 7 pages of detailed notes were taken and will be used in the future!”

“Fantastic seminar, so many great tips and examples and anecdotes. Faith clearly practices what she preaches. My fear of public speaking holds me back in court, so I took the seminar to improve and gather some confidence.”

“Entertaining. Informative. Clear. Easy to follow.”

“The presentation was very informative and I feel like I left with teaching points to remember for my next presentation.”

“The presentation and information was great for the type of speaking event I do regularly.”

“One of the few seminars [I’ve attended] that accomplished what was described.”

“One of the best CLE presentations I have been to in a long time.”

“I must give 2-3 presentations [each] year. This seminar gave me extremely helpful advice to improve my evaluation scores!”

“Excellent and insightful.”

“Fantastic speaker, clearly conveys the materials.”

“Great job – kept my attention the entire time (which is hard to do!) and I feel like I really learned something. Thank you!”

“You are very engaging and pleasant to spend two days with!”

“Extremely useful and enjoyable. Fresh, organized approach to public speaking.”

“I enjoyed the class and appreciated the basic and practical advice. Very helpful!”

“[Faith was] very engaging and informative.”

“Faith was very effective in teaching us practical techniques that can be implemented immediately.”

“Good mix of tips and advice for both court and public speaking – both of which I need help with.”

“Great engaging speaker, definitely practices what she preaches!”

“Gave very good tips and tricks that help correct problems that I have in court.”

“Dynamic speaker with good/helpful points.”

“I hate using powerpoint and we were provided useful tips to create a presentation without it.”

“Engaging speaker.”

“I really enjoyed the training and learned a lot, Fear is my biggest concern, I found that section very helpful.”


Faith Pincus, Esq.
Pincus Communications, Inc.

Faith Pincus is an accomplished and experienced speaker who will boost your self-confidence and give you the tools you need to succeed at public speaking. Faith has trained CEO’s, attorneys, elected and appointed officials, candidates, and management at non-profit associations for more than two decades.

As a licensed attorney and former Federal Law Clerk she is also uniquely positioned to understand the speaking skills required of attorneys.

Faith has an innate ability to see what works in the public speaking context. She has an unbridled passion for public speaking and for helping people become better communicators. Faith is an expert in the art of persuasion and an accomplished speechwriter.

Her book, tentatively titled “Be Heard: Public Speaking for Attorneys,” will be published by the American Bar Association soon and multiple DVDs related to public speaking skills are currently available online.

Prior to opening Pincus Communications, Inc. and Pincus Professional Education, Faith ran more than 25 political campaigns, including campaigns for congress, the California state assembly and senate, and various mayoral, city council and county supervisor races throughout California. When she was a political consultant, Faith created public affairs campaigns for a variety of industries, corporations and associations.

It was here that Faith first acquired her passion for helping people become public speakers, as she wrote speeches and trained candidates in speaking skills.

Faith previously taught communication courses at the university level, including rhetoric (persuasion), public speaking, and interpersonal and small group communication. She has published a variety of articles on communication and persuasion, including an analysis of major war announcement speeches.

Faith has a Masters in Communication from the California State University at Fresno and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa. She is a former Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California and a Member of the Order of the Coif. Ms. Pincus litigated for one of the top AmLaw 20 law firms before creating Pincus Communications, Inc. and Pincus Professional Education.

Be sure to check out Faith’s blog at and like her at


Registration fees are per person.

Individual: $195


Program materials:

Registration includes an electronic copy (.pdf) of Faith’s E-Book & Presentation Skills Cheat Sheets.  This will be emailed after the program as a resource and summary of the presentation.  Please bring a note pad or your laptop so you can take good notes – you will not be following along with a handbook like a traditional CLE course.  Be sure to check your spam folder after the program if you do not see it in your inbox. Please put in your address book to make sure you receive your pdf of the program handbook.

Like almost all legal CLE events, we provide your handbook in electronic form, as just described, to reduce the significant waste of paper that otherwise occurs.

However, If you would also like to order a printed copy of the seminar handbook, you may purchase it in advance. This will be provided to you the day of the program when you check in.  A printed copy of the handbook $25.  To do so, please be sure to check the box when you register.  If you want a hard copy, please order it when you register; there may not be any available for purchase the day of the program.

* Law Student Rate is for current law students only.  Please bring your law school ID to show when you check in for the program.

** Legal Aid attorneys are those attorneys employed by Legal Aid/non-profit firms.  It does not include attorneys who have their own practice, or are employed by law firms, that volunteer their time for non-profit causes or take on pro-bono cases. It also does not include attorneys who serve on non-profit boards.

Full and partial scholarships may be available to a limited number of Legal Aid attorneys, based upon registration. Please call (877) 858-3848 to discuss or email your request to

CLE Credits

IL General:  This program is approved for 3.0 units of general CLE in Illinois.

CA General:  This program is approved for 3.25 units of general CLE in California.

NJ General: The LIVE session of this course is approved, under New Jersey’s CLE Approved Jurisdiction policy, for 3.25 CLE units. Pincus Professional Education is a CA Accredited Provider, which is a NJ approved jurisdiction. See the New Jersey State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines for further information.

NY General: The LIVE session of this course is approved, under New York’s CLE Approved Jurisdiction policy, for 3.25 CLE units. Pincus Professional Education is a CA Accredited Provider, which is a NY approved jurisdiction. See Section 6 of the New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines for further information.


This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above. Many attorneys ask for this and are approved in other states.

Terms & Refund Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

Reminder: The room temperature at hotels and other seminar locations are notoriously hard to control. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cold and/or layer as if you are going to the movies so you are comfortable.

For policies related to audio products, please select “I want a download or CD” on the right.

$195.00 each

Fall 2020 | Chicago, IL


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