“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.” ~Edward R. Murrow
Perry Brandt’s forty-year law practice is defined not by the clients he’s served or the trials he’s won, but by principals that have made him one of the most sought-after and respected lawyers in his industry.
He didn’t have aspirations of being an attorney while growing up. The fact he even made it to college (on a full ride scholarship) was a feat in itself. It was a ‘reboot’ while at Vanderbilt that started him on a path that would lead him straight to the courtroom.
Perry is currently the Managing Partner of the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave LLP. Even though the stakes of his cases have grown from millions to billions of dollars, his fundamental perspective has remained unchanged: “As I tell young lawyers now, the challenges and responsibilities get bigger over time…but at the end of the day, it’s still a business of people trying to solve problems.” Being a lawyer is the ultimate people business.
In this episode, Perry shares a wealth of insight including his leadership philosophy, keys to persuasion and mastering skills while having fun in the process. He truly is living the dream!
Listen to the episode here. (direct download)
One of the many things I appreciate about Perry is his willingness to be accessible outside of office hours for a casual chat on social media. Be sure to connect with him on Twitter @wpbkc838, Facebook and Instagram. Of course, you’ll find him on LinkedIn too.
Now for the value adds:
Theme Song: ACDC Back in Black (yes, and you’ll hear why in the episode)
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Stay tuned for episode 23, an interview with Master Chef Celina Tio.