Track Three (Thursday)

Environmental Social and Governance Dialogue: What Does it Mean for Private Companies

Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MT

Testifying Via Video: What you Need to Know

Thursday, August 18, 2022 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. MT

The COVID pandemic has accelerated the use of remote video technology in depositions, trial testimony, and court proceedings. Video communication is not necessarily better or worse than live oral performance, but it is undoubtedly a different medium that has different constraints and possibilities than live performance. This workshop, co-taught by anthropologist and trial consultant Sarah Murray and actor and trial consultant Andrew Caple-Shaw, gives a thorough overview of how to prepare yourself for effective testimony over video. Topics they will address include:

  • The basics of dress, makeup, and lighting
  • The role of practice
  • How to relate to the camera and use your body within the space of the camera to communicate
  • Using visuals on camera versus using them in person
  • Keeping your listener’s attention in a virtual environment

After attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize technical basics of ensuring good video and sound
  • Determine what colors to avoid wearing on camera
  • Identify practical tips on how to keep listeners' attention, work with exhibits and visuals, and create a dynamic presentation in a virtual environment

Total CPE: 1
Fields of Study: Communications and Marketing: 1
Program Level: Overview - Learning activity level that provides a general review of a subject area from a broad perspective.

Who Should Attend:

Expert witnesses and anyone who regularly presents in a virtual environment will benefit by attending our session.


None required. These overview programs may be appropriate for professionals at all organizational levels.

Advanced Preparation:


Middle Market M&A Valuation: Stop Playing Checkers and Start Playing Chess

Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. MT

Looking Different: Becoming Intentional with your Marketing Strategy

Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. MT

An Exit Planning Market Update: Following the 2021 M&A Super-cycle

Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. MT