Zen & the Art of Legal Networking

Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Three Rainmaking Habits To Develop

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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It’s a bit weird, but I have recently been revisiting what I had written in the past when I began my blog in 2009 to see how much of it is still applicable to my Rainmaking Training and Coaching.  I wrote the blog you are about to read almost seven years ago, and it still stands today, but it has been updated.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Become an Authority: Influence

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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In this last part of the series about how to become an authority, I reiterate the definition that I have come to love:

Authority = Expertise* + Influence

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 27: Jonas Forsman | Hellström

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Jonas Forsman heads the M&A group at Hellström in Stockholm, Sweden, which is also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Jonas talk about what it was like to be skiing in northern Italy when the pandemic broke out, how that impacted his firm’s reaction to the pandemic, though Sweden has taken an alternative route to the strict measures that many European countries have put into place, and what he sees for the future.

Tune in below!

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7 of My Favorite Networking Tips – Yes, Even in a Pandemic

I’ll tell you a secret – the pandemic may not be over, but you can still be networking. Even when networking is primarily done in a virtual way, the substance of it has not changed; only the platform.

So what does that mean when it comes to networking?

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Happy 12th Blogiversary to Zen & the Art of Legal Networking!

Bear with me as I tell you a short story, of a baby blogger named Lindsay. She was four years into her career in the legal industry, still learning by doing, and didn’t think she had much, if anything, to say. A new social media platform called Twitter had launched in 2006, and she joined two years later, finding it a fun community to engage with other legal professionals around the world. It was also a fantastic way to learn – they shared articles and news and had in-depth conversations around them. Almost like sitting together in a room discussing them, only behind a computer screen.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to become an Authority: Expertise

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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In Rainmaking Recommendation #230, I discussed why you need to become an authority in your practice area and niche.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The True Secret to Becoming a Rainmaker (revisited)

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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Originally published on January 2, 2013

Shhhh… don’t tell anyone – particularly the other Rainmaking Trainers and Legal Marketing “experts” out there.

There is no one way to become a rainmaker.  

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 26: Jim Giszczak | McDonald Hopkins

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Jim Giszczak is the Chair of the Litigation Department, Co-Chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, and he serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee at McDonald Hopkins, a member of the International Lawyers Network, where he is also co-chair of the ILN’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Specialty Group. In this week’s episode, Lindsay and Jim talk about the issues facing firms and companies in cybersecurity and data privacy during the pandemic, why they should be even more of a priority now, and some practical tips to take away.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados, Argentina!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados, Argentina!

SyLS is the leading legal & tax boutique in business law in Argentina. The cross-border approach of the Firm, the partners’ broad experience in assisting international clients, and a very personal and dynamic approach, are some of the main values of the Firm.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Why You Need to Be Known as An Authority

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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HBO is currently airing a documentary entitled Fake Famous.  The movie’s premise is to see if the filmmakers can take three ordinary 20 somethings and turn them into Instagram Influencers.  Without explaining the entire film of the documentarians using fake bots for followers, likes, and comments, they succeed in turning one woman into an “influencer” – which the film explains is someone with a tremendous number of followers.  As a result of this perceived authority, she received a lot of free stuff from companies just to mention them on her Instagram account and enhanced her acting and modeling career.

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