Conversation Starters You Can Use to Nail Networking -
One of the most common questions I get from clients is, "How do I break the ice without using a cliche statement about the weather?"
While small talk and ice…more
Conferences and other networking events should be a time to shine. A time to mingle and MAKE CONNECTIONS!
But all too often, insecurities and bad habits rear their ugly heads, ruining any chance for people to take…more
Tactics to Diffuse Anger in the Office -
When office politics, disagreements, bad moods get the best of people, angry outbursts are likely to erupt. When we see this happening, our natural reactions are to turn and walk…more
Recover Gracefully and Move Forward -
Here's the thing about calling someone by the wrong name. No insult is ever intended; no one is hurt. Yet people respond dramatically when they are called the wrong name or, worse,…more
Where does your non-billable time go?
Committee work? Administrative tasks? How about to those random requests that fall on your desk?
Think about it. What if you could turn that non-billable time into a…more
Be Straight Forward and Stay Assertive -
We have all had our bouts with passive aggressive people. You know the kind. Passive aggressors use indirect tactics to needle you and make you downright mad. And then, when you…more
NOW is the Time to Reach Out!
When was the last time you picked up the phone and called someone with whom you've lost touch?…more
Put Your Hurt Aside and Pick Your Words Carefully -
In my attorney coaching sessions, clients come to me asking how they should respond to a colleague who was caught criticizing them. It's stunning and hurtful, to say the…more
Words to Use When Acknowledging a Mistake
What a gaffe. You write a report for a client or a department head. The report is filled with clear-cut statements of what needs to happen next to meet upcoming goals, with the…more
Words to Use to Make Emails More Effective -
How many times have you sent an email only to have it ignored? All of those precious minutes (perhaps hours!) you spent composing that email have most definitely gone to waste…more
"Legal education cannot continue on the current trajectory."
Problems with the country's law schools are nothing new, but according to watchdog groups - the U.S. legal education system is struggling in an almost…more
Viewabill is a Lawyer App that lets people track how much attorneys are charging them in real-time…more
Useful Tips for Public Speaking -
Public speaking is a powerful tool.
If done correctly, it can help build your reputation as an expert and generate dozen of leads. What you say, and how you get your message across,…more
Handle Sensitive Conversations with Grace and Ease -
Productivity can be a touchy subject among attorneys. The "my way or the highway" approach is common, but when one way interferes with another - sparks fly.
Master Marketing Tips for Solo Attorneys -
Cutting ties with your law firm and going solo can be scary, but take comfort in knowing that like so many of your solo predecessors - YOU CAN SUCCEED!…more
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