September 24, 2014
Our latest installment of Wondering Wednesdays goes through my dos and don’ts for conference networking:
Since tomorrow marks the beginning of our 2014 ILN European Regional Meeting, it’s only appropriate that this Wondering Wednesdays addresses the question “What are your dos and don’ts for conference networking?”
In this video, I focus on five, though there are many more.
September 23, 2014
This Two for Tuesdays finds me in Budapest! I am visiting with one of our member firms to meet their partners and have some one-on-one time to discuss the ILN and how they can make the most of their membership.
Lucky for you, I set up my blog posts for this week prior to flying out of town. For today’s Two for Tuesdays, I’m focused on content marketing – we know what it is and why we should be doing it (if you don’t, please see me after class). But what are some ideas for what we can do for content marketing?
September 22, 2014
It’s September, so you know what that means…it’s prime time to re-ignite your networking efforts! For many ILN members, they’ll have the chance to do that this week, as our European Regional Meeting kicks off in Oslo on Thursday.
While we’ve covered a lot of networking tips in the past, I’m always on the hunt for new ideas and advice to switch things up. I recently came across this post that offers seven tips for networking success, Let’s look at a few of them, and how they apply to lawyers and law firms.
September 19, 2014
It’s the end of another week here at the ILN, and it has been a BUSY one! I leave on Sunday, first for Budapest to visit with one of our member firms, and then on to Oslo for our European Regional Meeting! We’ve got some great blog posts coming up for you next week, including the latest edition of our General Counsel Corner, so make sure to stay tuned!
In the meantime, grab your coffee (I know I need more of that!) and take a look through this week’s top posts on ILNToday:
September 18, 2014
Our latest referral success story starts in Chicago, with the ILN’s 2014 Annual Meeting. As part of our business sessions, our host firm, Arnstein & Lehr, had invited long-time client, Steve Felkowitz, the CEO of Atico International USA, Inc. to participate as the moderator for Bill Daley.
We welcomed Mr. Felkowitz to join us for the opening night’s reception and dinner, which gave him the opportunity to meet a number of ILN members, including Beirne Maynard & Parsons‘ Martin Beirne from Texas. Arnstein & Lehr’s Jeff Shapiro and Whitney Cruz are the national counsel for all product liability litigation in the US involving any of the Atico entities, and Mr. Shapiro was enthusiastic about connecting Mr. Felkowitz with his friends and colleagues in the ILN.
September 17, 2014
Today’s rainmaking recommendation from Jaimie Field is a little bit different – it’s not strictly one of her recommendations, but is a rant she published via her LinkedIn publishing platform yesterday, with some advice on what NOT to do when trying to sell your products and services.
Since I wholeheartedly agree with her, I wanted to share this with you today – it’s great advice to keep in mind when you’re reaching out to someone for the first time, whether through LinkedIn, on the phone, or in person!
September 16, 2014
On this Two for Tuesdays, we’re gearing up for next week’s European Regional Meeting in Oslo! Our conferences always get me thinking about best practices for networking, so that my attorneys can make the most out of their conference attendance (and you can too!).
It’s easy to think of networking as something that happens only AT a conference or event, but if you’ve been reading along here at Zen, you know that it’s something that really occurs before, during and after. Since we’ve still got over a week until the conference kicks off, let’s focus today on two tips for networking before a conference.
September 12, 2014
It’s a beautiful fall Friday here at the ILN, and I am neck-deep in final preparations for our European Regional Meeting, which kicks off in Oslo in less than two weeks!
We’re seeing lots of great content coming through ILNToday, so grab your cup of coffee and read on!
September 10, 2014
For this month’s installment of our General Counsel Corner, we are pleased to welcome Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Director of Internal Operations for Jacam Chemical Company, Jayson Macyda.
Mr. Macyda is not only a lawyer for Jacam, but also a general business manager. Because of his dual function, he is keenly aware of how legal decisions impact business operations, and vice versa. Jacam Chemical Company is a division of Canadian Energy Services, and provides chemical solutions to the oil and gas industry worldwide.