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Turning Jurors Off
No directly examining relevant evidence.
Overly technical presentation.
Rambling and irrelevant testimony.
Mistaken and contradictory testimony.
Evasive or combative responses.
Indirect eye contact.
Ill at ease or nervous.
Crossing arms across chest.
Drinking a lot of water.
Looking toward your attorney for help on cross.
Source: Sarah E. Murray, “How Experts Can Win Jurors and Influence Outcome,” NACVA, June 3, 2004.