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5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Law Firm Webinar

It’s not about what you want to say but what your audience wants to hear. ...more

Clickable Content: Don’t Measure Success Solely By SEO

A myopic focus on SEO might eventually get you ranking well in search, but that's not the same thing as inspiring people to actually click on your content....more

5 Places to Meet a New Client During the Holidays

The holiday season, and its social opportunities, will be over before you know it....more

From Making the Right Decisions to Asking the Right Questions: Linda Graebner Discusses Her Move from the C-Suite to the Boardroom...

Linda Graebner spent many years as a CEO leading consumer product companies, and has held numerous other leadership positions in the business world. But she is currently thriving in a new role: the boardroom. At the request...more

Enough About "Relationships," Please

Nobody offers a useful definition of the term....more

Playing the Board Game: Tips for Networking Onto a Corporate Board

Legal experience alone is unfortunately not high on the list of skill sets companies are looking for to fill an open board seat. But lawyers tend to have a knack for one of the key skills necessary to join a corporate board:...more

Your 2017 Predictions (Part Five of Five)

Our final question to participants was an open-ended one: what are their biggest concerns for the coming year. As you’ll see from the results below, there are a wide variety of concerns – a few of which revolved around the...more

I’m Not a Lawyer – I’m A Lifeguard (yes, this relates to prevention!)

I’ve played many roles in my life and like all of us, who I am today and how I think about and approach many topics reflects those experiences and life lessons. You’ve already read about the implications of my race driver...more

The Secret to Webinar ROI?

The information a webinar platform provides about the audience is what makes it an invaluable business development tool....more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Attorney Matthew DeVries

The latest in our series of Q&A discussions on successful writing in the business realm with recipients of JD Supra's 2016 Readers' Choice award....more

A Few Questions to Drastically Improve Your Client Relationships

Fall is one of our busiest interview seasons at Wicker Park Group. Just last month, I conducted over 30 individual interviews. The companies ranged in size, revenue, region, complexity and legal department sophistication, yet...more

It's Time to Change the Mindset of Your In-House Legal Team

Innovative legal teams believe they can help create competitive advantage for their business and have a true "seat at the table." They do not simply solve the problems that their internal clients bring them – they anticipate...more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Attorney Allison Condra

The latest in our series of Q&A discussions on successful writing in the business realm with recipients of JD Supra's 2016 Readers' Choice award....more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Attorney Thomas Potter III

The latest in our series of Q&A discussions on successful attorney writing/blogging in the business realm with recipients of JD Supra's 2016 Readers' Choice award....more

Want to Draw a Professional Audience to Your Webinars? Offer Accreditation

Offering continuing education credit through your webinar is a great way to attract and engage a professional, targeted audience. Here's how to do it....more

Creative Content: Lawyers & Law Firms Shouldn't Fall Back on Standard Evergreens

Price per pound, evergreen content is some of the most cost-efficient content you can produce. Here's how to make it stand out....more

Things Lawyers Say...

"There are some things that lawyers say that are absolutely guaranteed to set me off." In-house perspective from NetApp GC, Matt Fawcett....more

It's Time to Innovate in Legal

We are entering a new era in Legal, one in which tradition and complacency will no longer be tenable. In-house perspective from NetApp GC, Matt Fawcett....more

Looking Around the Corner

While I was talking to a law firm partner about one of her most significant clients last week, she said, “Every time we have face time with the client, we walk away with several new projects. But that is so hard because we...more

The Power of Being in the Room: 4 Ways Attorneys Can Help Increase Boardroom Diversity

Beth Stewart, CEO of Trewstar Corporate Board Services, knows a thing or two about placing women on corporate boards. Since 2013 she has successfully placed 35 women directors on corporate boards, usually for Fortune 500...more

What Every Client Wants, and Why Law Firms Refuse to Deliver

In the past month, I have moderated multiple in-house counsel panels (both in public forums and at private law firm retreats), interviewed more than a dozen in-house counsel and led client service workshops at law...more

Secret to a Successful Law-Focused Webinar? The Pros Say: It's the Topic, Stupid

A webinar should showcase what your firm can do, and ultimately, create opportunities for you to do it. Here's how....more

A 5-Step Plan for Growing Your Business Using Webinars

Here is a plan that breaks down your activities into five do-able steps - each building on the previous one – and which uses the connective power of webinars to turn general interest in a legal matter into real-world...more

Lawyers, Your Law Practice Isn’t Your Hobby

There are things you do because they are fun to do when you aren’t doing anything else. You enjoy them. They are a form of release or pleasure. Those are hobbies, right?...more

Writing Your Business Development Plan for the New Year? Aim for the Impossible...

Make everything you do stand out from the crowd, even it takes a lot more time and requires a lot more work....more

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