How To Stop Treating Conversation Like Cross-Examination Do you find yourself becoming adversarial in simple conversations with family members and friends? Unless you’re steeped in the art and science of mediation, you’ve been conditioned, as an attorney, to approach discussions within a construct of offense and defense. Here, Kara Loewentheil… Read More.
How to Research Potential Hires on Social Media Social media can provide more opportunities than ever before to research background information about potential new hires. Here is a good guide on how to leverage this tool in ensuring you’re adding the right person to your team. Email Attachments… Read More.
Better Website Data For Search: Rich Snippets Explained Yes, I know it’s more technical than my usual tips, but if you’re serious about converting people from website visitors into clients, this is the sort of thing that your internet marketing vendor needs to be on top of. Chris is one… Read More.
Six Ways To Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network An excellent and quick (yet still substantive) article on how you could be — how you should be — using LinkedIn to grow your practice by growing your network. 10 Steps To A Practical Lawyer Business Development Plan Too many lawyers… Read More.
Accurate Self-Appraisal or Imposter Syndrome: Why You’re Wise to Know the Difference Realistically understanding your strengths and weaknesses so you can improve your performance where desired indicates a healthy mental/emotional mindset. Continuously wrestling with subtle self-doubt, fear, or unworthiness indicates you may be dealing with “imposter syndrome.” It’s surprisingly common… Read More.
How to Get Prospective Clients Off the Dime to Hire You My good friend Mike O’Horo at RainmakerVT (for Virtual Training), is truly one the masters of legal sales coaching. I’ve referred to his concept of “demand triggers” over the years in my own tips, and those of you who’ve… Read More.
Why and How To Improve Your Bio Page Lawyer bio pages are the most visited category of site content. They’re often the first threshold a prospective client or referral source decides to cross — or not cross — on their path to making a decision about who to contact (and… Read More.
Ok, perhaps that’s a tad hyperbolic . . . . But not by much. It’s one of the best technology tips for lawyer time management I know of. By hitting the Windows Logo key and the letter V at the same time, instead of Control V, the contents of your… Read More.
You look at the clock, or someone calls (or knocks) and you realize “Damn! It happened again.” You got lost in your drafting or your web searching and now you’re pressed for time as you hurriedly turn to your next activity. Or maybe you just won’t get to the other… Read More.
How often do you say to yourself, as you’re sitting at your computer, “there must be a way to do this” or “there must be a way to do this faster”? Probably a few times a month at least. But, you probably don’t have a reliable tech person instantly accessible. … Read More.