Buzz speaks at the MSBA Annual
at the Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting in Ocean City on June 11. He gave a two and a half hour presentation
on PowerPoint entitled PowerPoint in the Court Room, the Board Room, and the Conference Room. Over 40 litigators and other legal professionals gathered
to hear Buzz discuss how PowerPoint is being used in the legal profession, how to create basic presentations, and where to
get on-line and instructor led continuing education for learning PowerPoint.
Gar Robbins, the MSBA Litigation Section Chair, opened the talk with a brief
look at Open Office.org’s version of PowerPoint (called Impress). Gar showed everyone that getting started using
graphics and multi-media in the court room (and elsewhere) is available even if you don’t have Microsoft PowerPoint. He
showed how easy it is to get information from the Internet and integrate it with PowerPoint or Open Office Impress.
held a raffle giving away a ½ day of free training to one lucky winner. Christine S. Britton with Progressive
was the winner.
Here are the support materials Buzz used in his presentation. Feel
free to download, print and share.
PowerPoint in the Court Room, the Board Room & the Conference Room Handout (.pdf)
PowerPoint in the Court Room, the Board Room, & the Conference Room Presentation (.ppt)
Helpful Tips & Resources for PowerPoint (.pdf)
Buzz has provided training, consultation,
and Executive Coaching for the Maryland Law Community for many years. He has worked with the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore Bar Association, and several private law firms. He has taught faculty and staff at the University of Maryland School of Law, and the
University of Baltimore (UB) School of Law.
was a featured presenter at the 2008 Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, the 10th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference,
and at the 2009 Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting. The Baltimore Bar Association hosted a series of 2 hour seminars
focused on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint which were enthusiastically received.
Buzz's focus has primarily been on using Excel to better manage your practice
and PowerPoint to enhance your presentations. Using Word and Outlook more effectively are rapidly increasing in interest as
Here are some of the courses
he has taught:
- What's New in Microsoft Office
- How to Excel @ Managing Your Practice
- Excel at Analysis
- The Applied Science of Microsoft Word
- The Applied Science of Microsoft PowerPoint
- PowerPoint in the Court Room, Board Room, and the Conference Room
Buzz understands that the needs of the legal community differ from
other businesses. He networks with experts in the field of law technology to provide resources to help legal professionals
get the job done on time and within budget. Here
are a few web resources you might find helpful:
Here are a few books on PowerPoint and presentations for Lawyers:
- Ann Brenden and John Goodhue, The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating
Persuasive Presentations (Second Edition)
Finkelstein, How to Do Everything with Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
- Tom Bunzel, Teach Yourself PowerPoint 2003 in 24 Hours
- Cliff Atkinson, Beyond Bullet Points
- Jerry Weissman, Presenting to Win
Your practice requires continuing education to keep abreast of developments in Law. It also thrives best
when those who practice law and those who support the practitioners are well versed in the technology they use everyday. When
was the last time you or those who support you had training in Outlook, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint?
Two hour hands-on, demo or executive coaching sessions can increase
your skills and have you doing in 30 seconds what used to take hours. Call Buzz to discuss how your practice can benefit
from targeted, user friendly, relevant technology learning.