When addressing a jury, lawyers can often be suckered into getting carried away with the sound of their own voice. Talking for the sake of talking. One way to ensure you stay on point and are moving toward your goals is to apply the WAIT Principle, which asks Why Am I Talking?
You can read practical applications for this principle at my article in the ABA Journal’s Your Voice feature: “Fear you are talking too much to a jury? Then WAIT“