social_networkHave you made a connection this week? If so, good for you! Line up a networking event for next week and keep the momentum going.

If not, today is Thursday. You have time. Here are a few ideas:

  • Comb your 2nd-degree connections (friends of friends) on LinkedIn, then pick up the phone and call one to schedule lunch (or a drink). Do not leave a message; call until you get a human.
  • Call up someone who gets the clients you want, but does not represent them on the cases you take (if you do immigration, call an employment lawyer, for example). Ask to buy them lunch or a drink.
  • If you are on Twitter, follow 10 lawyers now, and set a reminder to call five of them in two weeks to ask for advice on getting to where you want to be.
  • Schedule a happy hour for tomorrow, and ask everyone you invite to bring a guest (not necessarily a lawyer).

Share your own networking ideas in the comments.

(photo: matmorrison)