Free Webcast and Live Program
Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition
Storytelling for Lawyers: The Little Engine that Could
| This program will also be streamed as a live webcast.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Stories, true and personal, are the single most powerful communication tool. Using ethos, logos and pathos, we craft stories to transmit information effectively as counselors, negotiators, advocates, negotiators, employers, marketers, and colleagues. This workshop will discuss:
- new neurological research on the function of stories with a dramatic arc
- how to craft stories
- how to choose stories
- how to deliver stories
- ethical boundaries
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. | 250 Park Avenue | New York, NY 10177
Deb Volberg Pagnotta, J.D., is CEO of diversityDNA llc, and Interfacet, Inc., both New York-based consultancies which provide services to help people communicate to connect. Ms. Pagnotta recently founded Storyweavers™, a project providing a series of curated and open mike story events throughout NY. Ms. Pagnotta is an adjunct instructor in the Humanities Department at Norwalk Community College, where she is the first recipient of NCC’s Center for Escellence teaching award. She delivered a TEDxNCC talk (Diversity: Connections Not Categories) in 2014, and ran the Got Ideas Entrepreneurial Contest (2015) and the Juried Story Slam (2016). An instructor at Iona College from 2009-20115, she founded and ran the annual Student Story Slam (6 times) and in 2013 received the Junior Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. Her courses range from Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Persuasion, to Interpersonal Communication, and Technology, Communication and Society.
Prior to founding Interfacet in 1999, Ms. Pagnotta, an AV-rated attorney, served as employment practices partner with Kirkpatrick & Silverberg, LLP. She also served as Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Westchester Office for the NYS Department of Law and Director of Legal Affairs for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. She was co-founder and first director of New Directions, Pace Law School in 2006. Since 1988, Ms. Pagnotta has been training on sexual (and other) harassment, cultural diversity, and workplace issues including religion at the workplace and the ADA. In addition to training, her work has included mediation and neutral fact-finding. Most recently she has been deeply engaged with the intelligent use of emerging technologies to improve human connection. In 2010, she created and released the first phone app on cultural diversity, and in 2011, founded diversityDNA®, a web-based interactive application which focuses on human diversity and personal insight. Ms. Pagnotta grew up in California, West Africa and Europe. A 1977 graduate of Brandeis University, A.B. Anthropology, Ms. Pagnotta received her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, University of California in 1981.
She is passionate about storytelling, dumplings and her dog Simon.
This is a free event for NYSBA members. Pre-registration is required.
Join or renew your membership online at www.nysba.org/Membership.
Please note this program does not carry MCLE credit.
For more information about this event, please contact Kathy Suchocki, Staff Liaison to the Committee on Lawyers in Transition at [email protected]
or Simone Smith at [email protected]
To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.