networking

How to Create a Networking Tickler System

You need a system to keep track of your growing network. Here are some tips on how to set up a network tickler system.

5 LinkedIn Profile Features You Need to Get Right

Many people don't leverage the full power of their LinkedIn profile. Here are five ways to make sure your profile stands out.

No, You Shouldn’t Quit Social Media

Social media has its pitfalls, but that doesn't mean you should quit it entirely.

Event Planning for Lawyers

Event planning is a critical skill that many lawyers don't cultivate. Here are some tips on how to get up to speed.

Don’t Refer Bad Cases or Clients

Good lawyers want to help other lawyers by sending them good cases and good clients. Before you try and dump a problem client on another attorney, be sure to think about the long-term implications.

An Essential Networking Ingredient: Followup

When it comes down to it, networking is nothing other than opening yourself up to new relationships and new possibilities. This requires you to get out there and follow up.

How to Use Calendar Invites

Being smart about your calendar invites will make you look considerate and organized — and help you stay on schedule, of course.

Networking for Job Security

Networking is essential to job security. But due to a false sense of security, lawyers often neglect the networking they know they should be doing.

Short-Term Rentals: Your Alternative to Hotels

It gets old paying for expensive hotel rooms lacking personality. Short-term rental companies, like Airbnb, offer an alternative with a few caveats.

Make Networking Go More Smoothly with Selfies

For years, meeting new people for networking has included an awkward ritual. You arrive and scan the tables, looking for singletons. If you see a likely candidate, you have to go and ask if they are the person you are supposed to meet. If you don’t see anyone, you get a table and watch the […]

Podcast #18: Shannon Hoagland’s Creative Remedy for Boring Networking Events

7 Solos You Meet at Bar Functions

Bar functions are full of solo lawyers, and the solos you meet at bar functions will tend to resemble these archetypes.

Why “Knowing Someone” is Still the Best Marketing

At Above the Law, in-house lawyer Mark Herrmann explains how in-house counsel actually choose outside counsel to hire.

The Wrong Way To Network

Networking is about making both parties more successful. Avoid the mistakes of not being inquisitive, being pushy for leads, or forgetting to say "thank you."