#LMA17: Conference Networking Tips From Our Friends

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We all have our reasons for attending Legal Marketing Association conferences. It might be to learn. It might be to meet like-minded people. It might be to network. It might be to discover new tools, services, or products we can take back to our firms. It might be to reignite the creative genius we have hiding inside that desperately needs …

Lawyers, Stop Worrying About The Guy In The Third Row

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I listened to a video interview with Seth Godin where he talked about a conversation he had with one of his longtime mentors, the great Zig Ziglar, before Zig passed away. Seth told a story about how Zig made an impact on how he views giving presentations. I think we can all learn from his words.
Seth and Zig were both scheduled …

Lawyers, Is Social Media Worth It? You Decide.

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I’ve heard these comments, or ones similar to them, many times in the past several years.
“I’m not sure this is all worth it….this Social Media thing.”
“I tried LinkedIn, but it didn’t produce anything for me.”
“I can’t see how Twitter could possibly result in anything positive.”
“Why would I want to spend time on Facebook?”
“I have no desire to sit in front …

Lawyers, Are You Drowning In A Mosh Pit of Content?

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How many emails, conversations, texts, phone calls, newspapers, blog posts, podcasts, YouTube and Facebook videos, trade journals, Snaps, and other pieces of information do you receive on a daily basis?
I don’t know about you, but I can’t even count the number. I imagine it is in the thousands by the time I add up all of the messages I am …

Lawyers, Can We Please Talk About Auto Direct and Private Messages?

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Okay, raise your hands if, out of the blue, you’ve received a private message on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook that was so disconnected from your world that you wondered what that person was thinking.
Keep those hands up if you instantly formed a negative opinion of that person in your mind.
Keep it up if you thought or said something to yourself …

Lawyers: 4 Easy Ways To Choose The Right LinkedIn Groups

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This is a video originally recorded today on Periscope. The actual lesson starts after about a minute as it is a best practice to welcome viewers into the “Scope” for a bit while you wait for people to join. Periscope only saves livestreams for 24 hours, so I have all of mine archived on katch.me. If you’d like to follow …

In Business, Personal Branding Is Important

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You know that knot you get in your stomach when anticipating a difficult or challenging person or situation?
Last week, I had that feeling as I was expecting a phone call. I was pretty sure of the outcome, but also knew there was a slight chance it could go either way. In this situation, it wasn’t the person who made me …

Lawyers, It’s Time To Stack The Deck In Your Favor

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Do you know anyone like this?
They question the need for marketing because they know their clients come from referrals. Their clients tell them regularly that they asked several of their colleagues who they recommend in their practice area, and their name was given to them.
Maybe that someone is you?
I Don’t Blame You
Knowing business comes from referrals, you wonder if all …

Lawyers, Are You A One-Client Pony?

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Most of us have heard of a one-trick pony, right?
The dictionary tell us it is:
“A person or thing with only one special feature, talent, or area of expertise.”
Over the years I have been working in legal marketing, both in-house and not so in-house (that would be now as I consult), I’ve heard lawyers tell stories about having only one special …