Frequently Asked Questions

We know you will have some questions.
If your question is not answered here, do not hesitate to call or email. You will be most welcome.

Present yourself in court or in any setting using the proprietary Klevah Method™.

Am I part of your target market?

If you need to present better in any setting, most definitely yes!

How do I get started?

We offer a free 30 minute consultation to start with. We work out the scope; sign an agreement and get on with it.

What methodologies do you use?

We use the theory of human behaviour devised by William Marston. This theory is in the Public Domain. We apply the appropriate strategy, uniquely fine tuned after years of experience, to treat the other person as they would like it. We then use a presentation skills methodology originally devised in the 1960's. This sequence is called the Klevah Method™.

I can find out my Disc pattern mathematically. Why don't you use that?

That is useful if you have that. We tell all clients their pattern. Yes, we do have the algorithms to do it mathematically but we are trying to determine the other party's behaviour pattern without their knowledge. Therefore, we have no input (answers to specific questions) for the algorithms. This is why our method is of value. It is part art, part science and part experience. This is really what you are paying for... Without this knowledge, the Klevah Method™ is like a vehicle with no petrol. We have been unable to locate a provider that does this. We are not into 30 page reports!

I've heard of Myers Briggs / MBTI. Why not use that?

Marston's theory measures how someone behaves; Myers Briggs measures how someone thinks. Both are based on the work of Carl Jung. Our anaylsis on your project involves observing others. We do use MBTI on occasions. Donald Trump's behaviour pattern is clear and his MBTI is available on other sites. If you know your own MBTI assessment; that will be useful. If, by chance, you know the other person's, do tell us! What we want is to be able to say: "The other person is an Agent (or whatever). There is a generally held view that people do not like to be compartmentalised. But, under the Klevah Method™, they do not know what is going on.

You have been doing Disc for years. Can you give me some insight into each?

Sure. If you know a behaviour pattern, that person will follow that. So, in that sense, Klevah Method™ is a predictive tool. Without divulging too many secrets, I focus on how people go under pressure. How's this?
Creative - D: Rule of Law --> Judgemental; Developer: Belligerent --> Resist being bullied; Results: Intimidating --> Need to stand up to them; Inspirational: Use alternative facts --> Persist with actual facts;
Persuader: Enthusiasm --> Will need the facts; Appraiser: Conflict averse --> Narky; Promoter: Disorganised --> Need management; Counselor: All over the place --> Never rely on them, be very specific;
Specialist: Change averse --> Inertia; Investigator: Confuse facts and beliefs --> Keep at them; Achiever: Workaholic --> Take charge; Agent: Will have a cause --> Give them the credit;
Practitioner: Easiest to pick as know all --> Are very self centered; Objective Thinker: High standards --> Keep to them; Perfectionist: Theorise --> Very poor finishers; Creative C: No small talk --> Super critical; never play games with them.

Do you have a guarantee?

We cannot guarantee that you will 'get off' or receive a reduced penalty or have your proposal approved. That's up to the magistrate / boss / parent etc. But the Klevah Method™ is all about giving you a better chance particularly if you decide to represent yourself in court or present is any setting. We will deliver what we say we will. If you are not totally satisfied, tell us. If you are totally satisfied, tell everyone.

Are you legally qualified?

Most assuredly not. We cannot and will not give an sort of legal advice. We never represent ourselves in this way. We are experts in presentations. This can be targeted to when you are caught in court. But we do also provide strategies on presentations outside of court. Ask us about this.

Which level court?

It is most unlikely that clients will be representing themselves in a higher court. Particularly in very long and complex cases such as murder trials or technical tax cases. It is also unlikely that an experienced QC would think that they need training. They may, with the utmost respect, be incorrect. However, the Klevah Method™ works in all instances - business presentations, weddings, board meetings etc. One target market for us involves the Magistrate's Courts where there is less complexity but obviously still very serious matters - e.g. 0.05, family violence, embezzlement etc.

Where are you based?

Sunshine Coast. We have retired. We used to travel but the option of that will was up to the client depending on the cost. We often used video conferencing to avoid travel.

Should I represent myself?

We cannot advise you on that. Legal aspects aside, most people are terrible at presentations! This is an investment in your own skills! You'll be nervous, for sure, particularly if you are in unfamiliar surroundings. This site is about presenting and not representing.

Is is more than just speaking?

It certainly is. Turning up is a start. It's important to make an effort. In an outer Eastern suburbs court, on the one day, we observed dishevelled barristers, unprepared defendants, bungling police prosecutors, torn jeans, t-shirts, unshaven (=without a nice beard), looking as if you've come from the beach or the nightclub. These are own goals. We cannot advise you on that. Legal aspects aside, most people are terrible at presentations. That is a huge risk if you bumble your way along in front of a picky magistrate or a difficult boss or client. PP=PP. Poor Preparation = Poor Performance.

Can you come with us to court? A McKenzie Friend perhaps?

We have retired, but yes we did. We are also prepared to be a McKenzie friend if you want. But use of McKenzie friends is up to the individual magistrate. You can find more on that here

Are you ethical?

Yes indeed. Download our ethics policy here

Pricing and Value

What's involved in hiring you?

After scoping out the agreed service to be provided, there is some simple simple paperwork. That means you know where you stand and we know what to do.

What am I buying?

The theories in the Klevah Method™ are in the public domain. We are not aware of anyone who uses our methodology and approach to link them. So you are buying know how.

Will I get value?

That's the aim: to give value. It's no point in us charging you $500 if your parking fine is $80. However, we consider a project a success if the result comes in under what a barrister or solicitor might say. If they said you'd get a community service order and you ended up with a fine, that's a win. Or if you receive rave reviews after giving a presentation at a conference or a wedding!

OK. How much?

Free 30 minute consultation.

Phone + email interchange at $59 per hour.

A consultation in person at $129 per hour.

A phone + email + consultation at $129 per hour

Look, in many instances it works out the same as doing a behavioural resume which is generally $388 and we do nit nit pick on the exact time!

All our rates include GST.

But we have retired!!

Payment Terms and Agreement

What are your terms?

Flexible. Sometimes we take a 50% deposit, another 30% when your set to go and a final payment after you do your presentation.

Do you give credit?

Most assuredly not. Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer are our options using PayPal. We also accept Bartercard.

Do you give a Tax Invoice? Have you an ABN?

Yes, we do issue Tax Invoices. Our ABN is 37 131 062 408.

Do you have an agreement?

Yes. A simple agreement clarifies who has agreed to do what and by when. You can download it here

Your brand, images and logos

Where did you get your name and brand?

The name, "Present Yourself in Court" is simply one aspect of what we do. We also guide in any presentation outside of court.

Who came up with your logos?

All the logos are designed by Peter Selleck.

Are the images licensed?

All are from Pixabay except for Peter Selleck's image. Pixabay states: "Images and Videos on Pixabay are released under Creative Commons CC0. To the extent possible under law, uploaders of Pixabay have waived their copyright and related or neighboring rights to these Images and Videos. You are free to adapt and use them for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Although not required, a link back to Pixabay is appreciated. Here it is - Go to Pixabay here.

Why Trademarks?

The trademarks are indicated with ™ . The symbol ™ is used to provide notice of a claim of common-law rights in a trademark. A ™ usually is used in connection with an unregistered mark, to inform potential infringers that a term, slogan, logo or other indicator is being claimed as a trademark.

Who did your website?

Peter Selleck has composed it all. The site is based on the design Bober from Themeforest and is licensed. More details upon request.

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