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16. 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 2

16. 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 2

Update: 2021-03-02


In this episode of May the Record Reflect, we continue our 50th anniversary celebration by picking up where we left off in Episode 15. Part II of this “50 Tips for 50 Years” mini-series gives you best practices for dealing with nerves at trial, how to improve your public speaking skills, and delivering a sound winning argument, as shared by NITA program directors, faculty members, authors, and members of the Board of Trustees.

1:25     Dealing with nerves at trial—or anywhere

15:11   Getting good at public speaking

23:45   Delivering a sound closing argument

29:53   Signature sign-off question

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16. 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 2

16. 50 Tips for 50 Years, Part 2

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