Who is Really Sitting Right In Front of You?
My juries are always extremely diverse and come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. You never know who is sitting in the jury box judging you, the evidence, your client and your witnesses. A jury panel’s political affiliations can run the range from liberal to conservative and your guess is as good as mine as to the individual religious beliefs and biases the 12 people in my jury box each have.
Although you may not be sharing your next presentation in a court of law, I have a strong hunch that your audience is made up of the same beautiful rainbow of people that I’m honored to try my cases in front of year after year here in Orange County, California. If you want to connect, build rapport, and even avoid alienating your next audience, it’s important you find your “otherness” (watch the video below) and understand the following.