An effective expert witness is one who is able to truthfully answer counsel’s questions in as artful as manner as possible.
Precise and carefully considered use of language is required. It is also important that you actively listen to the question you are asked.
An expert who concentrates and answers artfully will be very highly valued.
“How much are you being paid for your testimony here today?”
“I am not being paid for my testimony, I’m being paid for my time.”
Excerpt from the SEAK DVD, The Expert Deposition