IN YOUR DIGITAL LIFE?
Me. Well, I recently moved and do
not have an extra outlet at my bedside so I've been recharging my iPhone at
night beside my desk-in another room. The difference is noticeable. Before I
used to wake up in the...
Last night I attended a special
event at Abacus , one of my favorite Dallas
restaurants -- a Niman Ranch dinner
hosted by chef Kent Rathbun and Niman Ranch farmer, Paul
Willis. If you enjoy four and five-star restaurants, you will be
friend" strategies really do work for law firms, but they require thorough
research, a solid business case, and realistic expectations.
global has become a two-way journey.
the late 1990s, firms in mature legal...
It seems like there was some sort of
psychic alignment in the UK legal blogging community last week.
As the news came rolling in on
changes facing the UK market (Neil Rose's site Legal
Futures is often a good place to start), the Entrepreneur...
When a group of law firm partners
discusses significant changes in their respective firms, one of them will
almost certainly say: "But no other firm in our market does this..."
We have three responses that we ask
our clients to consider...
I returned from a working vacation
(mostly working) to find a discussion thread on one of the social networks
started by a lawyer looking to build a network with lawyers in other countries.
It is not surprising that a lot of hands, mostly from solo...
Many lawyers are reluctant to discuss money with clients upfront. I know
when I practiced, it was a topic I would shy away from as much as possible.
But, in this day and age, that is less of an option. Clients are more
demanding regarding what they...
Earlier this year there was an article by Jessica Sharp published in The Legal Intelligencer , and republished this week on Law.com's Small Firm Business . Since the "10 Tips for Lower-Cost Law Firm Marketing" don't get old with age...
Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith is an incredibly straight forward guide for anyone communicating regularly with a large group of people on the internet who give what we...
While I was at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Business meeting in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to meet with large-firm general counsel, communications directors and small firm members from across the...
I just gave the groups I belong to on LinkedIn a makeover, mostly due to the commentary by some of the members.
Social Media is an interpersonal public relations tool. It is not about 'linking-in' to as many groups and people as you can as...
Setting up a blog is easy. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you, it will probably be the last easy thing you do in your life as a lawyer who blogs. The rest of your life as a lawyer who blogs will revolve around an empty white box...
You might ask how I could make such a statement when most dogs, including my Chocolate Lab Sugar, spend most of their day sleeping. Normal people wouldn't think that you could learn a lot about developing business from spending 90% of your time viewing...
Patrick Lamb has this week a post about project managemen t on his In Search of Perfect Client Service blog. Specifically, he comments on the Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide written by my colleague Jim Hassett of LegalBizDev .
Lately, I've been trying harder to do a better job of looking people in the eye when I talk with them. It seems that they in turn are more attentive and appreciate the effort to focus on them.
Bruce Allen over on the Marketing Catalyst blog has...