Paula Black – Paula Black & Associates

3 Ways to Maximize Your Time and Produce More Results

We never have enough time. There is no disputing the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day. So instead of focusing on more time maybe the focus should be to maximize the time. Forbes contributor… The Muse has written an…more

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Legal Business Development: Accountability to Yourself

Accountability. I know you understand the importance of accountability to others, otherwise you wouldn’t be as successful as you are. But… I suspect that when it comes to accountability to yourself, you’re not quite as…more

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Speaking: 7 Key Strategies That Make A Difference

Last week I made a speech about making a speech. I first asked the audience to raise their hands if they give speeches on a regular basis, how many do it occasionally, how many lead meetings, how many share their expertise with…more

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Legal Business Development: A New Year… A Big Idea

Happy New Year! I love this time of year because it signals a “fresh start.” We can look at our lives and decide what might need some adjusting. You noticed that I didn’t say, ”New Year’s Resolutions,” since we generally make…more

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“I Am, Because of You”

In the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life we learned an African word… “ubuntu.” It is defined as “I am, because of you.”..…more


Legal Business Development: It’s All About Focus!

Focus… it’s a hard skill to perfect when there are so many demands, options and desires. There is one thing I have a lot of experience with… and that is being scattered and unfocused and dealing with the results of my lack of…more

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Do You Love What You Do?

There is no greater gift than to be able to do what you love. When people talk about their work as a passion, they often say that they would do it even if they were not paid. Their enthusiasm is contagious, their clients and…more


Legal Business Development: Time Off Is Good For Your Brain!

Believe it or not it is Thanksgiving week! Do you feel as though you have been “full steam ahead” since last Thanksgiving? Many of us have… which is, why when I read the article by Minda Zetlin, an Inc. Magazine contributor I…more

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Legal Business Development: Who Is Your Bio Written For?

The past few days all over the legal internet world people are blogging and tweeting about Matt Homann’s diagram. Matt writes a blog… the (non)billable hour. He has put a dagger in the heart of the lawyer’s traditional bio……more

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Legal Business Development: Sometimes FREE isn’t a Dirty Word

Here’s a thought that may sound crazy… maybe it’s time to stop the clock, and listen for free! This is a great way to show your clients that you care about THEM, not just your fee. Listen to your clients’ business issues and…more

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