Author Archives: Lindsay Griffiths

Week of June 30, 2015 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

If you’re looking at your calendar and thinking, “wait, today isn’t Friday!” you’re correct – it’s Thursday. But tomorrow is a holiday here in the States to observe the Fourth of July, which falls on a Saturday this year. So I’m bringing you the round up a day early. Aren’t you lucky?

Let’s take a look at the top posts from this week on ILNToday:

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Halfway There or Halfway Gone? (And an Offer)

It’s hard to believe that it’s already July 1st, but here we are! And that means it’s not only time for a rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field, but also that she’s talking about being halfway through 2015.

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Look at the calendar!  Are you as shocked as I that half a year is already in the history books?
Today officially begins the last six months of the year.  To be brutally honest, particularly with myself, I haven’t accomplished all of the goals I have set out to achieve up to this point this year.  I re-read my Rainmaking and Goal plan last night and realized that some of the items on it have fallen into the black hole that is normal life.  Some of these include personal goals (like to work out on a consistent basis), and
some include my business goals.
 
The good news:  There is still 6 months left to revise your goals and achieve the objectives you would like to complete.
 
The bad news:  If you haven’t written a goal plan for yourself and start taking action on the strategies you set for yourself, you are going to wind up at the end of December exactly where you are right now. Think about that for a moment.  You have the opportunity, right this second, to start moving in the direction you want to go.  Are you going to take the time to design your practice (and your life) or are you going to let the day-to-day craziness propel you in a different direction?
As Jim Rohn once said:
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what
they have planned for you? Not much.”
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The Offer:
If you have never had a Rainmaking Planning Session with me, here is your opportunity.  I have 25 appointments available in July and August that I am offering free of charge.  During this complimentary 45 minute session, there are three things I promise:
  • You will learn how to write an easy, effective and ethical Rainmaking Plan,
  • You will get at least one Rainmaking Tactic you can use immediately (usually more), and
  • Absolutely no sales pitch at all.
The Terms and Conditions (You know, the boring legal stuff we always include as attorneys):
  • It is only open to the first 25 Attorneys who respond to this offer by sending an email to info@marketingfield.com and who are licensed to practice law in the United States of America.
  • You must have not received a training session in the past.
  • The training session must occur between July 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 and will be conducted by telephone.  A mutual time will be determined by email.
  • You must be truly want to become a better Rainmaker and are willing to do the work – I cannot do it for you.  (However, I can coach you on how to create relationships, find the places to meet new clients, and obtain new business.)
  • This offer ends after the first 25 Attorneys who reply or on Monday August 31, 2015 at 5:00PM EDT whichever comes first.
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Two for Tuesdays: How to Make Your Content as Fierce as Beyonce

twofortueHere’s a scary thought – earlier today, a blog post caught my eye, talking about the “one content marketing question” we should all be asking ourselves. Remember, when we say “content marketing,” we’re talking about anyone who authors articles, writes a blog, presents at conferences, does informational videos, etc. – basically anyone who produces substantial content that is shared with others.

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Week of June 22, 2015 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupIt’s unintentionally been a week without blog posts here at Zen, so be prepared to get back into the swing of things next week! Today, though, I am bringing you our regularly scheduled roundup of top articles from over on ILNToday, so be sure to check them out!

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ILN-terviews: Marjorie Suisman, Davis Malm & D’Agostine

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we’re continuing our Instagram video series!

Each of the videos below answers the questions that precede it – Marjorie Suisman of Davis Malm & D’Agostine in Boston, Massachusetts is the subject of our latest set of videos!

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ILN-terviews: Amy Fracassini, Davis Malm & D’Agostine

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we’re continuing our Instagram video series!

Each of the videos below answers the questions that precede it – Amy Fracassini of Davis Malm & D’Agostine in Boston, Massachusetts is the subject of our latest set of videos!

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?

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Week of June 15, 2015 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupIt’s just about summertime here in the northeast, and it’s already hot and humid today! But before you head out for the weekend and enjoy some time on the beach, make sure to check out these top posts from this week on ILNToday!

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Two for Tuesdays: Breaking Writer’s Block Part II

twofortueYou may remember that a couple of weeks ago, we looked at a couple of tools to use when you’re facing down the dreaded writer’s block. The post I referenced listed 10 tools, and while I’m not planning to examine all of them, there are two more ideas that I want to offer you in today’s Two for Tuesday’s post.

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Firm of the Month – KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Brazil!

We’re delighted to announce that our firm of the month for June/July is KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Brazil!

June/July 2015

ILN Firm of the Month – KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados – Brazil!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados – Brazil!

KLA is a dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes the firm different and places it among the most modern law firms in Brazil is its way of applying legal knowledge to the business of its clients. The firm works not only with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full time support. It aims to understand the business of the clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to its legal services. The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from the client, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each work, with the purpose of obtaining the maximum efficiency in the formation of the teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top level team of motivated professionals is located in its São Paulo and Brasília offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.

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Week of June 9, 2015 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupIt’s a hot, hazy and humid summer day here in the northeast, but it’s Friday AND we’re launching our Corporate Group’s International Guide: Establishing A Business Entity In! So there’s a lot to celebrate today. Plus, we’re bringing you our usual roundup of this week’s top posts from over on ILNToday.

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