Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending February 28. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share this week.
From Around the Web -
- What is Google Authorship? (And Why Should You Care?): If you’re...more
The Catapult Conference is less than two weeks away. Have you started networking with the speakers on social media yet? If your answer is “no,” then you’re missing a big opportunity....more
Half the advice you give on any given day is more likely to be business advice than legal advice....more
Relationships matter, and I was glad to be of service to a former client. Many law firm attorneys are hired in house as a result of this attorney-client relationship....more
Do excellent work no matter who is watching. Excellent work is the price of admission for anyone to want to help you do something professionally....more
We are often asked by executives starting a network marketing company if they can have consultants earn income by referring others and if it’s legal.
Effectively, multilevel marketing is the sale of products through...more
Successful professionals take time out of their busy schedules to develop some form of personal marketing plans. Then they do an amazing thing ... they actually implement them....more
There is a odd lack of gumption, of hustle, that permeates many of the interactions I have with law students and new lawyers...more
Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it. Here's why that matters...more
Suppose someone you never met before comes up to you and asks whether they can stay at your house or someone you never heard of, all of a sudden wants to be your partner and best friend. Any business relationship and any...more
LinkedIn.com has introduced a special type of Company page they are calling Showcase pages, where organizations with multiple services, products and brands can concentrate on a single product line and aggregate its own...more
Facebook has more than 1.26 billion users (as of October 2013) so we will assume that you already have a Facebook profile. The question really becomes how you use Facebook.
Is it an activity that is strictly personal...more
We think Twitter is a powerful tool. It makes us mad when we go to conferences or listen to panels and hear how “ineffective” Twitter is at helping with networking.
Twitter is a realistic, easy-to-use, and effective...more
Are you on LinkedIn? You should be. Set aside some time to fill out a profile and get a headshot to include on your page. You want to make sure you have a good headshot, one that looks professional if you want to be...more
In This Issue:
- Networking Nightmares
- Tips for Smart Posting
- Connect with Respect
- Excerpt from Over Sharing Online Can Cost You Your Job ... and More:
For better or worse, social networks...more
One of the best things to do on a regular basis is to look outside the legal profession to find a fresh perspective on things, anything from operations to HR practices and certainly business development. Gay Gaddis,...more
As a social business specialist at PeopleLinx, I’m asked by my clients every day: “What other tips do you have to help me reach my goals faster?” LinkedIn Groups is my go-to answer. If you’re not leveraging Groups, you should...more
I’m regularly invited to speak at meetings where various members of law firm affiliate networks have gathered. Sometimes these are regional meetings attended by the member firms’ key relationship partners and the topics are...more
Today on the JDBlogger Podcast I interview John Corcoran. John produces the weekly podcast Smart Business Revolution which he uses to teach entrepreneurs strategies and tactics to grow their business. John is also a...more
Charisma. Webster defines it as: a special magnetic charm or appeal. Some think you either have it or you don’t. I believe it’s a skill you can hone, because it’s more about how we treat people than anything else. Inc...more
The new landscape for lawyers -
Cozen O’Connor Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Haas knew the firm’s attorneys needed help with LinkedIn....more
“What happens if I don’t clean my room?” my son, Taylor, recently asked me.
Originally posted in The National Law Journal on July 29, 2013...more
Actually, they all fall under the general umbrella of “direct sales.” Historically, direct selling only involved direct person-to-person sales, often door-to-door. In the 1950’s companies such as Amway, Shaklee and Mary Kay...more
The past few years have been difficult in the legal profession, and many lawyers have been given the mandate to build their book of business… and FAST. Some lawyers got into action and started learning best practices and...more
I work with lawyers every day that ask me… “How in the world am I going to find the time to focus on business development?”...more
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