Episode #183 - The Problem with Witnesses Who Pivot

Bill Kanasky, Jr., Ph.D. shares the issues with a witness he is training for trial testimony and the witness's problem with pivoting, which he did extensively in his deposition. This witness's deposition included responses that went on way too long, responses that came way too quickly, including speaking over the questioner, and most of his responses to questions about facts were pivoting responses like "Yes, but....". Witnesses must accept facts - facts are facts. Bill describes how he will be approaching the training for this witness based on what he observed in his deposition testimony in order to fix the mistakes that were made so they aren't repeated during his trial testimony.