Tag Archives: legal marketing

Lawyers: Put the Kibosh on Random Acts of Business Development TODAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you’re reading this post, I want you to think about whether you’d consider yourself to be a fairly good networker and business developer. What does “networking” mean to you? Do you think of it as a complete waste of time? If the answer to that last question is yes, keep reading, and I hope you’ll change your mind.

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3 Tips to Raise the Level of Your Business Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re continuing our series on soft skills that lawyers require in order to achieve success. We’ve looked at some suggestions for improving networking and presentation skills, and the next item in our series is raising the level of our business writing.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

We’ve been talking about the soft skills that young lawyers need to hone in order to become successful, and how these translate for more experienced lawyers. Another skill I reviewed for the ABA student law blog was that of presentations (and I think we can agree this is something that many of us can work on).

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5 Essential Networking Tips for Lawyers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to understanding the area of the law that you’ll specialize in, there are a variety of “soft skills” that will be essential to navigating the practice of law successfully. Your professional skills may need to be further expanded over the coming years as the industry itself changes and stretches, but for now, there are a few tried and true ones you can rely on that will serve you well regardless of where you end up practicing.

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Restart Your Business Development Efforts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re already almost mid-way through September (can you believe it?) and this time of year can feel like a new beginning! Though January is typically the time for resolutions, September can also feel like a refresh as kids go back to school, and we jump back into the grind after our own summer holidays and a quieter period with our clients away for their holidays.

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Overcoming one of the Biggest Barriers in Networking

 

 

 

 

 

“This person doesn’t benefit me.” 

“I’m not getting any business.” 

Have you ever said, or thought, either of these things about a networking event or while involved in a business organization? It’s not the first time I’ve heard them, which is why they merit a mention here.

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Business Development Plans Are Not “One Size Fits All,” But There Is A Size For Everyone

 

 

 

 

 

You may be confident that you have this “business development” thing down pat – but are you sure? In today’s guest post, we are welcoming back ILN marketing professional, Joanne Thorud, Director of Marketing with Davis Malm & D’Agostine in Boston, who is sharing some excellent and easily implemented tips for getting your business development plans right.

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If you knew how clients choose new lawyers would you engage differently with legal directories?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal directories have been both valuable, and a source of frustration, for lawyers and in-house counsel alike. Recently, a new directory appeared on the scene, threatening to disrupt what we’ve all been accepting for the last several decades – Top 3 Legal. In today’s guest post from founder Gareth Stephenson, learn more about the platform, and what makes it unique from other traditional directories.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Create Your Personal Legal Brand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainmaking expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, is bringing us the latest in her legal branding series today, how to create your personal legal brand.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Benefits of Creating Your Legal Brand (Legal Branding Series 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we’re bringing you a guest post from rainmaking trainer and expert, Jaimie Field, who continues her series on branding with the benefits of creating your legal brand.

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