Course Details

The outcome of many court cases can sometimes depend on the integrity and evidence of one or two witnesses. Making sure that a witness is fully aware of the process and the import of their evidence is the one area that should never be left to chance. 


Most people will go through their lives without ever having to give evidence in court or any other judicial forum. For those that do, it can be a very daunting prospect.


Oracle Communications has developed a programme to help prospective witnesses to prepare themselves for this task. We can bring witnesses through the standard way to present their testimony and help them judge for themselves what is unnecessary detail and what may be crucial evidence. 


You will find out the various legal proofs necessary in this particular evidence and the most likely questions to be encountered in cross-examination. We can deliver a feedback report to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the witness.


During this course Rory Egan shows witnesses how to:


  • Present their evidence in a clear and credible manner 
  • Deal with questions that challenge their view 
  • Keep to the point and don't unnecessarily over embellish
  • Understand the court process and what is expected of them by all parties 
  • Have the confidence to defend their evidence if necessary

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CPD Course Speaker

Oracle Communications

Rory Egan

Rory’s wealth of experience in communications training is based on his extraordinary life of broadcasting, journalism and business. He presented, and later produced, Good Morning Dublin for five years on 103.2 Dublin City FM. He writes for the Sunday Independent and has previously written for Magill, Village, the Sunday Business Post and the Irish Star on Sunday.

Trained as a Barrister in The Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Rory has been a regular contributor on such programmes as RTÉ’s The Frontline, The Late Late Show and Question and Answers, and on Newstalk’s CultureShock.

Rory was asked to join Carr Communications by its then CEO, Terry Prone, where he worked as their Senior Training Consultant specialising in all aspects of Communications, Media and Interview Training. He has worked with many of the most senior people in the Oireachtas, has given individual training from Student Nurses to Consultants in the medical field and has trained all levels of bankers, solicitors, barristers and businessmen and women.

Rory is one of the most popular members of the After Dinner circuit and has been the keynote speaker at numerous rugby internationals at Lansdowne Road. He was guest speaker at NCB’s Gala Dinner in the National Art Gallery and has spoken at functions all around the country.

Having originally trained in Law, Rory’s business background began when he brought Tie Rack into Ireland. He set up shops in Grafton Street, St Stephen’s Green, Blackrock, Dublin Airport, Merrion, Dun Laoghaire, Tallaght, and Limerick, becoming their largest franchisee worldwide. He later set up a made-to-measure shirt business called Custom Store International and grew it to 24 franchises in the UK.

Rory is one of the most sought-after trainers in the country and his past client’s feedback, recommendations and testimonials have been outstanding.