Networking: Would You Rather Have A Root Canal? #LMA13

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Because I’m getting ready to attend the LMA, Legal Marketing Association, Annual Conference next week, and presenting at the ALA, Association of Legal Administrators, conference the week after, I decided to share a few thoughts for those who would rather have a root canal, or maybe even 10 of them, instead of the pain of networking. I understand there are …

How Is Your Social Echo?

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Because I know you’ve been sitting around, waiting for yet another industry term to become familiar with, I thought I’d introduce you to one you might not have heard yet. Social Echo PR Newswire coined the term “Social Echo” to describe “the powerful reverberation around brands that occurs through [the millions of] conversations in the social networks and communities where …

#LMA13: It’s Almost Time

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It’s almost time. There’s excitement, anticipation, nervousness and optimism in the air. You know what I’m talking about. Friends old and new are about to gather in Las Vegas for the 2013 LMA International Annual Conference. Our Board of Directors, which I’m proud to be a part of, will be meeting for 2 days while 5 pre-conference sessions get underway. …

IN MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, IT ALL COUNTS

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A version of this post was originally published in the Legal Marketing Association’s (LMA) Midwest Chapter publication, In The Loop. We’re nearing the end of Q1, and about this time we are all beginning to think one of three things: We wrote our marketing and business development plans, but we’ve been too busy to concentrate on them. {{sigh}} Yet another year has …

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: PROJECT DEEP DIVE

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We spend a lot of time talking about how close you need to stay to your clients. Our message is pretty consistent…. “You can’t let too much grass grow beneath your feet when it comes to talking to your clients.” Letting them know how much you appreciate their business Discussing what their goals are this year Discussing the status of …

THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR

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As we pause to recognize Labor Day in America, I started to think about our labor, our work, and what we should expect to get from it. I always find it interesting when people ask how my business is, and if I’m as busy as I want to be.  If the conversation warranted it, I would share: “Absolutely. I have …

CLIENTS: DO THEY TELL YOU EVERYTHING?

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Do you tell your doctor everything? Truthfully, do you tell her every little detail of your personal habits…you know, those that could have an impact on your health? After all, we tell our doctors everything, right? They’ve heard it all before, so they won’t be shocked. Hmm…I didn’t think so. Why? Could it be because you don’t like looking like …

We Must Never Lose Sight Of One Thing. It All Began With A Mouse. #LMA11

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Client Service and Retention, LMA, LMA11 Conference, Training in Client Service and Business Development/Sal 19 Comments

I just returned from a wonderful LMA, or Legal Marketing Association, annual conference, followed by vacation with my husband at Disney World. I had a fantastic time at both, meeting and seeing new and old friends, learning, laughing, connecting, meeting, celebrating and having fun playing in one of the world’s largest playgrounds. This was LMA’s 25th annual conference, and it showed. …

Legal Marketing: What To Do Now That #LMA11 Is Almost Over

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Career Development & Education, LMA11 Conference 10 Comments

I’ve been attending the Legal Marketing Association’s 2011 Annual Conference for the past 3 days. Right about now, I become slightly passionate about what I’ve experienced at the conference. After last year’s conference, I was driven to write this post titled #LMA10 Conference – My Message To Marketers. I tend to feel protective of lawyers and legal marketers. You are …

SOCIAL MEDIA: DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

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In 2010, we saw the awareness of Social Media rise among firms, and the acceptance of Social Networking became more common. However, it’s important to remember that the use of Social Media is still in its infancy.  This means that we are still learning and testing best uses, methods, approaches and tools to figure out how they best fit our …