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 …

Myrland Marketing Motivation: Stop Believing That Voice

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Myrland Marketing Motivation is a little virtual encouragement to start your week. More motivation than marketing. It’s a Monday kind of thing!
Is there something you really want or need to do to grow professionally, but you keep believing that voice inside you that says you aren’t good enough, smart enough, important enough, big enough, senior enough, or worthy enough? Today, …

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 …

Myrland Marketing Motivation: Marketing Is Never Boring

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Myrland Marketing Motivation, A Little Virtual Encouragement To Start Your Week. More Motivation Than Marketing. It’s A Monday Kind Of Thing!
Marketing & business development are never boring once you realize this is all about others.
What can you do to connect?
What can you do to serve?
What can you do to help them solve their problems?
What can you do to protect them?
This is …

Lawyers, Your Law Practice Isn’t Your Hobby

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There are things you do because they are fun to do when you aren’t doing anything else. You enjoy them. They are a form of release or pleasure. Those are hobbies, right?
For me, those are:

Working out
Spending time with my husband and 2 adorable Yellow Labs
Riding my new bike, and
…traveling if I had more time, and my pups would stop having …

Lawyers, What Are You Waiting For?

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The level of frustration among lawyers irritated because their cases and expertise aren’t being picked up by media is not decreasing. I continue to hear the same comments on a regular basis.
“This was a major case. Why didn’t anyone pick it up?”
“I’ve been doing this long enough that they should know to come to me for a comment on this …

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 …

Coverage From #LMA16, The 2016 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference

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We came. We learned. We networked. We had a huge family reunion.
We are the 1400 attendees of the 2016 Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, April 10-14, 2016.
The coverage was swift. It started prior to the conference, continued during the conference with a record number of live-Tweets (and I wasn’t even live-Tweeting this year, so I can’t take any credit!), …