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 degree from Notre Dame College. Hamlin went from chairing Radcliffe’s dance department to teaching communications at Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Graduate School of Education. She also has 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 with law firms, consulting on advocacy skills, demonstrative evidence, witness preparation, and strategy. She also develops and presents 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. She has a new book and CD entitled What Makes Juries Listen Today. She is a frequent commentator on network TV and print media regarding political communication issues and jury trials.
Hamlin’s other major focus is communication in the workplace. She conducts seminars and consults with corporate CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 100 companies. Her book How to Talk So People Listen: The Real Key to Job Success is in its eighth printing.