Voice & Performance Skills for Barristers

Tue May 30 2017

Tuesday 20 & Tuesday 27 June, 2017

"Voice and performance coaching should in my view form an integral part of all advocacy training.” Justice Johann Kriegler Former Constitutional Court and Appeal Court Judge, South Africa


NSW Bar Association Common Room

Open to

Any practising barrister Limited numbers (max 12)


Session 1 | Opening Address and Closing Submission

  • Story telling appropriate for the courtroom
  • Physical and vocal presence
  • Managing speech and vocal mannerisms
  • Using gesture
  • Controlling your content and your audience
  • Staying calm under pressure

Session 2 | Examination of witnesses

  • Listening to the witness
  • Controlling the rhythm in examination
  • Buying time to think and navigate
  • Keeping the Judge in the communication
  • Managing nerves
  • Personalized feedback

Lead Facilitators

Lucy Cornell, Founder of Voice Coach

Christina Koch, Lead Voice Coach, Sydney


$800 per person

Voice Coach has trained court advocates for 10 years in 5 jurisdictions over 14 intensive mock trial courses alongside faculties of silks and judges. 4 CPD Points | Barristers' Skills strand

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