Frequently Asked Questions

Krisis Company offers a variety of corporate public speaking training options for your organization. We offer onsite or on location training customized to your specific needs. Our training is customizable from a single session to 10 week corporate training options. Some of our training options include (but not limited to):

  • 1 – 5 Day Corporate Public Speaking Training
  • Week Long Corporate Public Speaking Training
  • 10 Week Long Corporate Public Speaking Training
  • Corporate Presentation Training
  • Custom Corporate Public Speaking Training

What courses are offered by Krisis Company?
PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING
PRESENTATION / SEMINAR SKILLS
BODY LANGUAGE MASTERY
LEADERSHIP TRAINING
TIME MANAGEMENT
EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION
SALES TRAINING
MEDIA TRAINING
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

KRISIS Company mentors are available for personalized 1-on-1 mentoring both in the United States and throughout the world.  Options include both short and long term programs custom designed to fit your goals, location and schedule.
  • PERSONALIZED VIDEO BREAKDOWN
  • SKILL SET AND WEAK POINT ASSESSMENT
  • STYLE AND FITNESS CONSULTATION
  • MOCK INTERVIEWS
  • VIRTUAL COACHING CALLS
  • 24/7 SUPPORT
  • PRESENTATION / SPEECH WRITING AND PREPARATION
  • GAME THEORY AND STRATEGY

The workshop will help leaders hone communication delivery skills.

  • Learn to project messages with clarity, confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Discover how to handle unexpected questions.
  • Practice creating messages for different formats.
  • Understand the rules of working with the media
  • Interview for print, radio and television
  • Get the headlines they want
  • Deliver a crisp 15-second description of their work
  • Boost their credibility with the audience
  • Develop messages that have impact
  • Use the “message support stool” to strengthen messages
  • Tell a story that moves minds and drives action
  • Cite data in a compelling manner
  • Transition from off-topic questions to on-message responses
  • Manage adversarial and hostile questioning
  • Spot and avoid reporters’ tricks
  • Create the right “feedback loops” through effective body language
  • Model best practices for gesture, posture, voice, and eye contact

STEP 1

Select a capable attorney that is willing to accept and abide by a set of guidelines. We approach the attorney selection process systematically. We retain the best suited attorney based on their background, credentials, and specialties.

STEP 2

Negotiate and memorialize an agreement that sets the ground rules. The performance and billing policy should contemplate the following areas:

Hourly Rates
Negotiate rates for the partners, associates, and paralegals that will be involved with the defense work.

Alternative Fees
It may be possible to get away from hourly billing for certain bundled legal activities that can be paid on a flat-fee basis. For instance, a flat fee could be established for answering a straightforward lawsuit and issuing the initial discovery.

Litigation Plan and Budget
A full litigation plan and budget (detailed activity list with time estimates and cost) should be provided within perhaps 30 days of the filing of an answer to a summons and complaint. The plan and budget should be revised whenever there are developments in the case that impact the proposed strategy and/or fee estimates.

Staffing/Utilization of Staff

  • Generally, it should be expected that staff with the appropriate
    level of skill and efficiency will be matched to the necessary tasks.
  • Only one attorney should handle depositions, motions, etc., unless additional staff is preapproved.
  • Multiple parties billing for interoffice meetings should be rare and
    will only be allowed if the meeting is absolutely necessary and
    provides value to the defense of the claim.

Communication/Direction

  • The case manager must approve major strategic and settlement decisions.
  • The case manager must approve the number of depositions initiated by defense counsel and the retention of experts.
  • Defense counsel shall provide copies of all significant documents, motions, court rulings, and scheduling orders.

Billing

  • Monthly invoices are required with a separate invoice for each
    lawsuit. (Some organizations may prefer quarterly invoices over monthly
    invoices.)
  • The invoice should contain a detailed description of the tasks
    performed and should indicate the name and billing rate of the person
    rendering the service along with the date the work was performed and the
    amount of time billed.
  • Time should be billed in increments not exceeding 15 minutes.
    (Organizations could certainly choose another increment such as 6 or 10
    minutes.)
  • Invoices should show current fees being billed as well as provide the aggregate total of the fees to date.
  • All invoices will be reviewed for reasonableness prior to payment.
  • Defense counsel must agree to cooperate if an audit is undertaken.

Expenses

  • Charges for messengers, faxes, etc., must be at cost with no mark up.
  • Reasonable copying costs will be reimbursed, but the cost per copy and the number of copies must be specified on the invoice.
  • Costs that are normally considered overhead, such as secretarial work or clerical tasks, will not be paid.

STEP 3

  • Provide public relations and crisis communication support
  • Helps to anticipate jury and jury pool reaction to witnesses, experts
  • Reviews of draft legal documents that may end up in the public
    record, with an eye toward identifying verbiage that could be harmful
    from a public relations perspective.
  • For plaintiff’s counsel, helps to intentionally generate more public attention for a legal matter.
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