ERIC OLIVER has specialized in nonverbal, verbal and implicit communication skills for over 28
years - 25 working with attorneys. Besides teaching effective persuasion skills to attorneys and their firms, he spends most of his time helping trial attorneys prepare and present more receiver-friendly cases for settlement presentations and trial. He helps lawyers build a presentation plan for each case - adaptable to any venue - integrating the verbal, visual and personal parts of the case story based on
decision maker needs and expectations uncovered in focus groups and voir dire. Eric is author of
Courtroom Power: Communication Strategies for Trial Lawyers (with Paul Lisnek) and, Facts Can't Speak for Themselves: Reveal the Stories That Give Facts their Meaning , published by NITA. Both available at www.TrialGuides.com. His latest book, Persuasive Communication: Twenty-five Years of Teaching Lawyers, was published by Trial Guides, in late 2009.
Eric is the founder of his consulting firm, MetaSystems, Ltd., and resides with his wife and partner, Tess, in Canton, MI. You can find more information about his work at www.eric-oliver.com.