Practice Skills Pre-Conference

Wednesday, June 16


"Unmute Yourself!" Communicating with Power and Impact Online

Given the continued reality of working from home and hybrid work environments, online meetings are now a daily fixture in our lives. However, if you approach a virtual meeting the same way you would an in-person gathering, your chances of success may be limited. The good news is that you can dramatically increase your effectiveness if you understand the dynamics of virtual audiences and what causes them to pay attention. Discover easy-to-implement ideas to connect with and influence others when you can’t be together in person, specifically how to:

  • Make a great first impression and build credibility from word one;
  • Be more comfortable connecting with people online;
  • Incorporate proven strategies to keep your remote audiences engaged; and
  • Be more compelling and persuasive when communicating your ideas.

 Steve Hughes Steve Hughes, President, Hit Your Stride, LLC 
 Laura Todd Johnson Laura Todd Johnson, Moderator, Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, University of Arizona


Get Focused! 26-Week Action Plan for Digital Detox and Time Management to Welcome the New, New Normal

How many times have you started down the self-improvement road of time, task, email, and distraction management, and found yourself back in the same place a couple weeks later?  It is time to get traction and build long-lasting habits to welcome our post-pandemic new normal with renewed purpose and focus.

Tying together all the necessary tools, methods, tips, and technology can be an overwhelming task. Where do you even start?! This program lays out an achievable and realistic plan through a proven process that promotes attorney wellness and productivity.  This program ties together the methods, processes and technology covered in Paul Unger’s Tame the Digital Chaos book and programs, adds in the critical topic of digital detox, and presents everything with a 26-week action plan to get it done in time to welcome 2022 and blast through any challenges in the road ahead.

Paul Unger Paul J. UngerPartner, Affinity Consulting Group 
Francisco Pardo Francisco A. Pardo, Moderator, Assistant Director of Legal Resources, National Association of College and University Attorneys