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
If you are tired of drinking wine with strangers in conference rooms, you’re going to appreciate this podcast. Shannon Hoagland’s creative approach to entertaining clients is virtually guaranteed never to bore you. This week Sam and Aaron also talk about a brand-new guide to increasing your computer security. 4-Step Computer Security Upgrade On today’s episode, […]
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.
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.
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."
How to Network: Get Out and Do Things. With People.
Whatever you hope to get out of networking—mentoring, referrals, clients, friends—here is the only real formula: Get out and do things. With people.
How to Make Small Talk
Working the room” is the one business development tactic that strikes the most fear in lawyers. Most lawyers hate finding themselves at a reception at some conference or benefit, where they hope to meet a few new people in a crowd of hundreds. Here are some helpful hints to minimize the fear.
The Importance of Long Term Goals for Your Practice
Most solo attorneys operate with the business mantra of "just keep the lights on this month." That's a good place to start, but you need to set your goals higher. If you do, you are 100% more likely to develop the practice you want.
Suggested Rules for Picking Up the Lunch Tab
When two lawyers have lunch together: If there is a significant difference in the size of the firms to which each lawyer belongs, the lawyers from the larger company should pick up the bill. If one of the lawyers works for a nonprofit and the other does not, the lawyer from the for-profit firm should […]
Your Phone Stopped Ringing—Now What?
Every attorney goes through a time when the phone stops ringing. When that happens, here's how to get past it.