THE TOP TEN Ways to Enhance Your Credibility
In the court of law if your credibility can be questioned your whole testimony can be thrown out. In some instances this can be very detrimental to a case. It is important to learn how to present yourself as honest and credible. Your demeanor says a lot about what you think about yourself. You must present yourself in such a way that says you honestly know what you are talking about and there is no reason for anyone to doubt you – including yourself. There are ways to say and do things that speak volumes about your character to outsiders. Here are the top ten ways to enhance your credibility. For more witness strategies please visit, http://www.garfinkleseminars.com/better-testimony/chiefs-and-training-officers.php
In the court of law if your credibility can be questioned your whole testimony can be thrown out. In some instances this can be very detrimental to a case. I... more
Dress professionally; what you wear says a lot about you.
Make sure to keep your mind on the proceedings; do not act like you are detached or bored.
If you do not know, say so.
Be on time!
Don’t look down while testifying.
Make eye contact with the person asking the questions.
Open your mouth to speak; clenched teeth usually means you’re lying.
Know which things are better left unsaid.
How you sit speaks volumes about your character and even your respect of the court. Don’t slouch!
Be aware of how you carry yourself; stand up straight.
[source: Essex County trial lawyer ]
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