"Frighteningly powerful"

That's what Fortune magazine called the first presentation I created with the top trial lawyer in the country, who used it to win blockbuster verdicts.


I'm Cliff Atkinson

I help successful trial lawyers persuade juries with creativity and visual storytelling.

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It's not easy to craft a winning story

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the details and lose your fresh perspective? I can help you get into your creative flow and bring your case to life - by picking the right theme, visuals, props and staging that keep jurors engaged, educated and entertained.

I wrote a book about storytelling

Beyond Bullet Points shows you how to craft a creative visual story that gets results. The editors of Amazon named it a best book of the year, and this communications classic has sold over 100,000 copies in four editions and has been translated into a dozen languages including Chinese, Korean, and Russian.


Some of my superpowers

Cut through the clutter

I leap mountains of data in a single bound, landing right at the heart of the matter.

Connect the dots

My x-ray vision sees the hidden story line just below the surface of your complex ideas.

Distill to the essence

I am an alchemist who transforms overwhelming chaos into simple beauty.

I'll help your group

I've delivered hundreds of presentations for diverse audiences around the world, including the AMA, AAJ, ABA, SXSW, Wharton, and UCLA.

Get in touch to discuss how I can help your group become effective visual storytellers

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Become your creative best

Join my Creativity Lab and get training, tools, inspiration and community that unleash your untapped creative superpower.

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A few nice things people said

"Cliff’s laser focus boiled down a complicated case into a few simple messages that were powerful and persuasive. I highly recommend him for any project where clear communication is needed." - Patrick Malone, co-author, Rules of the Road

Cliff helped us make our value proposition more compelling, relevant and persuasive. Now we no longer read from slides – instead we tell stories that allow our clients to truly assess our fit with their needs." - Yasminka Nemet, CMO, MV Transportation

Cliff, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you. Your presentation was spot-on and fantastic!" - Kristin Hamlin, VP, Wells Fargo

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