Receiving Feedback: A Valuable Skill You Can Improve

In this Toastmasters International Podcast, Bill Brown, a speech delivery coach and regular contributor to the Toastmaster magazine, discusses the necessary skill of receiving feedback. Brown shines a light on this underappreciated aspect of personal and professional development and provides tips on using feedback to improve performance.

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How To Moderate A Panel

As described in the Accidental Communicator blog, a great panel moderator is like a great party host, making everyone feel welcome, knowing how to avoid or handle lulls, and knowing how to get a conversation going between others. To successfully moderate a panel, you should analyze your audience, select the right participants, confirm all the details with panelists and host a pre-event conference call with them, and craft a detailed agenda.

Speaker Marketing For Lawyers

Are you in search of a sure-fire way to increase your visibility, position yourself as a thought leader, or secure more clients? Public speaking is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to get more business in the door. Joining the Florida Bar’s Speakers Bureau Program is a great start (thank you!). The Above the Law blog offers some additional tips for building and promoting your personal brand.


  • Getting on Brand: In this episode of the Un-Billable Hour podcast, class-action attorney Gerald Maatman gets down to basics and talks about your marketing bedrock: your brand.

Public Speaking Online Presents New Challenges

Despite opposing views, the number of opportunities to speak in public has not diminished, writes public speaking coach Amalia Sterescu on Linkedin. On the contrary, she says: they have even increased! But the pandemic has changed the rules of the game – today, you can verbalize your ideas on various platforms, to access local or international audiences, and to express yourself from the comfort of your home office or from any place where you have an internet connection and decent sound.

How Neurodiverse Lawyers Can Thrive in the Profession – and Change it for the Better

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles and Florida Bar member Haley Moss discuss Moss’s journey as a child who was non-verbal to an adult with a law degree, law firm job and numerous public-speaking engagements. They also talk about how COVID-19 has shown law firms that flexible work arrangements are possible and desirable, and what that could mean for neurodiverse attorneys seeking accommodations.