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As part of our continuing professional development program, Schinder Law Firm invited Bjorn Turmann of Speaking Energy Co Ltd (Hong Kong) to deliver a workshop on public speaking for our lawyers and staff.

However, we got more than we bargained for. Bjorn thinks ‘public speaking’ is so 20th century, he prefers ‘storytelling’. Bjorn showed us the power of silence as communication tool, mastering the first 3 minutes, and how to use ‘Scene Thinking’ and the ARC methods—employed by Hollywood— in building our ‘stories’, i.e. the substance in any presentation.

Bjorn developed his workshop methods based on his decades of experience as professional communicator. He was the Product Marketing Manager of Microsoft. He has a degree on film studies from UCLA and has authored 5 books. He has lived in Asia for more than 13 years, thus understand the cultural contexts of the region.

Schinder Law Firm always invests in the development of our people. We empower our lawyers and staff to deliver world class professional services.

About the author:


Suar is a qualified Indonesian Advocate and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He specialises in dispute resolution practices, including litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients from various industries in high profile cases with complex matters involving multiple jurisdictions issues before Indonesian courts, international arbitration, and law enforcement agencies.