Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life

Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life

by Lis Wiehl
     
 

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Lis Wiehl, one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, presents the first audiobook ever to teach listeners how to use a trial lawyer's skills to succeed in everyday life. WINNING EVERY TIME provides eight steps that can be incorporated into your daily life so that by "accessing your inner advocate," you can develop the self-confidence, positive attitude, and

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Lis Wiehl, one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, presents the first audiobook ever to teach listeners how to use a trial lawyer's skills to succeed in everyday life. WINNING EVERY TIME provides eight steps that can be incorporated into your daily life so that by "accessing your inner advocate," you can develop the self-confidence, positive attitude, and persuasive skills to stand up for yourself in almost any personal or business situation. Wiehl also demystifies law jargon to reveal how anyone can find confidence and success in their lives by applying the language, strategies, and know-how of successful trial lawyers. In addition to these eight steps, WINNING EVERY TIME provides real stories about real people whose lives have been transformed by advocacy.

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Publishers Weekly
In this very engrossing spin on a self-help tract, Wiehl, legal analyst for Fox News and cohost of a daily radio show (The Radio Factor), explains how to make use of lawyerly thinking in everyday life. Drawing on years of trial experience, she provides the means for prevailing in such situations as getting a raise, communicating better with your partner or becoming a more effective parent. Dividing case methodology into eight sections ("The Theory of the Case"; "Discovery"; "The Closing Argument"; etc.), Wiehl makes legal theory spring to life with well-written anecdotes from her professional courtroom and personal lives, along with comments on high profile trials, including O.J. Simpson's. The lesson from that trial, Wiehl argues, is that one must present a story of the case that is based on fact and reasoning, rather than appearing pushy and aggressive to a jury. And in an example of sticking to the "theory" of one's case, Wiehl details how a frustrated father got his son to complete his nightly homework by keeping his emotions under control and maintaining control of the discussion a powerful theory indeed. 6-city author tour. Agent, Todd Shuster of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Everyone wants to be successful in his or her dealings with other people, whether at home or at work. Here, two experts offer different takes on the subject. In Winning Every Time, Wiehl, a top trial lawyer, TV personality, and legal analyst for FOX News, teaches the reader how to use the methods lawyers use during conflict resolution to solve the problems encountered in everyday life. She demonstrates how one can be one's own advocate through the eight steps of trial preparation, which include clarifying one's position, determining the personalities in the audience, preparing for the battle ahead by doing one's homework, and staying in control when presenting one's case. Each chapter is clear and concise, with handy dos and don'ts sprinkled throughout. Wiehl devotes the second half of the book to illustrating how to use these techniques in specific situations, from parenting to consumer negotiating. Much can be gained from leafing through her book. New York psychotherapist Hankin (coauthor, Succeeding with Difficult Clients) takes a different tack and concentrates on one's inner makeup. To her, confidence starts with emotional maturity, a place people arrive at when they give up blame, self-criticism, and self-pity. She discusses the things people do to undermine themselves, such as bingeing, pleasing, whining, avoiding, and thinking negative thoughts. She illustrates each point with interesting case studies and gives readers "workouts" for their particular weaknesses. Unfortunately, the tone is simplistic, and Hankin discusses her own life a little too frequently. Still, she offers sound advice and should appeal to the reader who wants "therapy-lite." Both books have something to offer public libraries. Collections with a wealth of core self-esteem books should try Wiehl's work, while those heavy on assertiveness training and technique books could probably benefit from Hankin's.-Deborah Bigelow, Leonia P.L., NJ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“This book will jump start your life immediately!”
—BILL O’REILLY

“This practical and very entertaining book isn’t really about law at all, but about how to even the playing field—about how everyone else can use legal thinking to have that edge in life.”
—DAN ABRAMS, chief legal correspondent for NBC

“With humor and insight, Wiehl effectively translates the best talents of a trial lawyer into tools anyone can use. Win—at work, at home, and, ultimately, in life itself.”
—CATHERINE CRIER, Court TV anchor, former judge and author of The Case Against Lawyers

“Finally—there is something Conservatives and Liberals can agree on! Lis Wiehl’s book will make you a winner!”
—SEAN HANNITY, Fox News Channel anchor, Hannity & Colmes

“Don’t give this book to your friends, colleagues, [or] loved ones. If you do, then they’ll know the special techniques necessary to continually win arguments and convince you they’re right.”
—ALAN COLMES, Fox News Channel anchor, Hannity & Colmes

“This is a terrific, useful, and usable guide to help us find our way around the roadblocks in life.”
—GERALDO RIVERA, Fox News Channel anchor,
At Large with Geraldo Rivera

“I can’t believe I wasted all that money on law school. For twenty-five bucks, Lis Wiehl taught me all I need to know and more!”
—MICKEY SHERMAN, CBS News legal analyst and criminal-defense attorney

“From my heart and head I love this book. It’s fun, practical, and very real. With intelligence and humor, Lis Wiehl shows us how everyone can tackle life’s challenges.
—RIKKI KLIEMAN, legal analyst for Today, NBC-TV

“Lis Wiehl has done a terrific job of applying the best of legal professionalism to everyone’s life. She tells about individuals with real problems, and then shows you how to solve your problems with a lawyer’s techniques.”
—ANTHONY LEWIS, New York Times columnist and Pultizer Prize–winning author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345469199
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and a highly regarded commentator. She is the legal analyst on the Fox News Channel for Fox & Friends, Hannity & Colmes, and The O’Reilly Factor. She lives with her two children in Westchester County, New York.

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