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3 Things Every Employee Should Do on LinkedIn and Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Despite the enormous membership on LinkedIn and Twitter, it’s amazing how many people don’t know how to use them. If I had a dime for every time someone said to me “I’m on LinkedIn but I don’t really know what I’m doing” or...more

What is LinkedIn? Not a stupid question

I’ve heard this question from two different highly successful partners at big law firms in the last month. What is LinkedIn? Isn’t it obvious? It’s a collection of professionals networked using a common website where they...more

Connect, Contribute, Champion: 3 Strategies for Exceptional Business Relationships

Three strategies to build powerful business relationships that you can start working on today, from attorney, mentor, in-house counsel Josh Beser....more

LinkedIn Groups: Be S.M.A.R.T.

LINKEDIN GROUPS...LOVE 'EM OR HATE 'EM - ?There is a lot of discussion about whether or not LinkedIn groups are fertile networking grounds. With 2.1 million groups, and 8,000 new ones being created every week, there...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading

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

Get the Most Out of Your Conference Networking Using Social Media

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

How’d You Get That Job? Richard Russeth, VP, Corporate Affairs & GC at Leprino Foods Co

Half the advice you give on any given day is more likely to be business advice than legal advice....more

How'd You Get That Job? Michelle Sherman, Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation, at Farmer's Group

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

How’d You Get That Job? Josh Beser (@josh_beser), Assistant General Counsel at Lonza

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

Is It Illegal to Have Distributors Earn Income by Referring Others?

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

Firm Leadership: Learn to Love Marketing Your Legal Practice

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

2014: The Year of the Hustle

There is a odd lack of gumption, of hustle, that permeates many of the interactions I have with law students and new lawyers...more

Relationships Build Experiences Build Opportunities Build Careers

Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it. Here's why that matters...more

Any relationship in the retirement plan business requires trust

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

Law Firms Can Use LinkedIn’s New Showcase Pages For Niche Focus

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

Online Legal Networking: Facebook

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

Online Legal Networking: Twitter

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

Online Networking: LinkedIn

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

You Should Know - November 2013

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

Legal Business Development: 3 Ways to Supercharge Your Networking Strategy

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

Listen, Learn, and Lead: PeopleLinx Best Practices for LinkedIn Groups

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

The Evolving Benefits of Law Firm Networks

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

JDB 034: Start a Networking Revolution – Interview with John Corcoran

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

Legal Business Development: 10 Tips To Turbo-Charge Your Charisma

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

Cozen O’Connor Wins the Case on LinkedIn

The new landscape for lawyers - Cozen O’Connor Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Haas knew the firm’s attorneys needed help with LinkedIn....more

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