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DEC 2013
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Communication Skills and Professional Presence
by Kathleen Brady,
Brady and Associates Career Planners, LLC
Competence is inferred by the way we speak about what we know. Inferences about peoples’ abilities are based on their communication styles. People are judged not only by the words they choose to articulate a thought, but also by the tone and body language used during the delivery. It is important to be mindful of the images you project, not so as to live up to the expectations of others, but to ensure that any inferences made about you accurately reflect who you are. To do so, you must develop effective communication skills. This is not to suggest that form is more important than substance. However, you never want your “form” to impede your ability communicate effectively. To ensure your body always supports your message consider the following tips.
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Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession
Following more than a year of analysis, the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession today released a report recommending fundamental changes in education and career focus for new lawyers. Read this message from City Bar President
Carey Dunne to learn more.
 
Professional Development Series Returns January 22
We are pleased to announce the return of the annual Professional Development Series. This series is free to all City Bar members and to attorneys from sponsoring law firms. We have a great line-up of programs and most offer CLE credit.
Jan 22: Honing Your Legal Editing Skills - Ross Guberman
Feb 27: Professional Presence: Communicating with Confidence - Kathleen Brady & Carol Kanarek
May 15: Embracing Generational Diversity -
Christopher P. De Santis & Jessica Delbaum
 
 
Career Corner
Member Profile - Andrew Tobel
Andrew Tobel is making the most out of his City Bar membership before even graduating from law school. From attending a wide range of programs, to speaking opportunities, to serving in the first ever class of City Bar Student Ambassadors, hear how Andrew is positioning himself for future success.
http://www.nycbar.org/law-students/member-feature.
 
Don’t miss upcoming programs
and events
While the City Bar holds hundreds of events each year, we’ve specifically noted those of interest to attorneys in the first decade of their career.
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Upcoming Events
Dec 5, 7 - 9 pm
Dec 11, 6 - 8 pm
Jan 22, 8:30 - 10:15 am

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