Author and consultant Sonya Hamlin has spent a lifetime in every phase of communications. Currently the president of Sonya Hamlin Communications, she began as a dancer, choreographer and musician, with degrees from Julliard and New York University, as well as an honorary H.L.D. from Notre Dame College. Hamlin went from chairing Radcliffe's Dance Department to teaching communication at Harvard's Law School, the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Education. She has also taught communication skills at Boston University's Medical School and the School of Public Communication.
Hamlin is a pioneer in the field of courtroom communication. She works on cases with law firms consulting on advocacy skills, demonstrative evidence, witness preparation and strategy. She also develops and presents CLE programs on advocacy skills, communication and jury expertise to law firms and bar associations across the country. Her landmark book, What Makes Juries Listen, completed its tenth printing, and her new book and tapes, What Makes Juries Listen Today, were published in 1998.
Hamlin's other major focus is on communication in the workplace. She conducts seminars and consults privately with corporate CEOs and senior executives. Her book How to Talk So People Listen: The Real Key to Job Success, is now in its eighth printing.