The Day Happiness Came To #LMA18 [Opening Session]

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We officially kicked off the LMA Annual Conference today in New Orleans talking about happiness with Catherine A. Sanderson, Ph. D. Catherine’s keynote, which she prefers to call a “talk” (because “who calls someone to have a keynote with them” when they care about them?) was titled The Science of Happiness.
What Does This Have To Do With Legal Marketing Professionals and …

How To Maximize Your #LMA18 Annual Conference Experience

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Some of you may know I recently attended #SMMW18, the 2018 Social Media Marketing World conference, which I really enjoyed because it was full of over 4,000 people who share my passion for all things social and digital media, and marketing strategy.
This year, I spent some time with my mostly online (now offline, too) friend, Jen Lehner, of Jen Lehner …

Coverage From #LMA18, The 2018 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference

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It’s time.
The largest annual meeting of legal marketing and business development professionals from around the world is taking place in New Orleans April 9-11. If history even comes close to repeating itself, we will have:

Over 1500 business of law professionals
From 20 countries
Representing 46 out of 50 states
All 8 LMA governing regions
With titles of Director, Officer, Coordinator, Assistant, Specialist, Strategist, Consultant, …

Lawyers: What Does 2018 Have To Do With A Grocery Store?

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Have you ever gone to the grocery store on an empty stomach, or perhaps when you’re tired? Did you wander aimlessly around the aisles, throwing all kinds of food in your cart that looked good at the moment? You might have started in the pretty, fresh aisle, but ended up in the guts of the store, looking at all kinds …

Lawyers, Don’t You Dare Give Up On 2017!

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About this time of year, the articles encouraging you to begin thinking about your 2018 marketing and business development plan are plentiful.
Similar to when stores start decorating for the holidays in October, it somehow makes what comes in between October and the beginning of December feel less important, or less relevant. You just want to skip a few months to get …

Lawyers, Can You Grow Your Practice By Publishing Content?

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We can’t stop talking about content marketing and for good reason. It’s not only the act of creating and publishing your content but the way you deliver it that helps set you apart from other lawyers. It is what helps you differentiate yourself from others in your practice area.
What Is Content?
Content is the physical or virtual representation of the knowledge …

#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: No Time To Create A Marketing Plan?

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It’s the end of November. For some of us, this means a change in seasons when the leaves turn color and fall off, and the air turns brisk. Things begin to change. We wear additional layers of clothing to accommodate the ever-changing temps, and we hope that the cold and ice stay away for as long as possible…all Winter if you ask …

Lawyers, Here’s One Skill You Need To Have

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Imagine if all of your clients said: “Thank heavens that problem has been taken care of. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders.”
Even better, imagine they also said this: “I had an amazing experience working with him. He understood exactly what I was feeling, what was tearing me up inside, and what the ramifications …

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 …