Not surprisingly, rainmaking expert and coach, Jaimie Field Esq. is bringing us an excellent post today – and perfect timing too for the dog days of summer. It’s been a hot few days here in the northeast, and the tendency is to get a bit lazy as things get quieter. But it’s the perfect time to ramp up your rainmaking activities, says Jaimie!

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It’s the last few weeks of summer

It’s hot . . .

Everyone is on vacation . . .

For many attorneys this is one of the quietest times of the year (second only to the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day). For others, they are going on vacations themselves.

But this is one of the best times to get your Rainmaking Activities back on track. If everyone feels like they are slow now is the opportunity to take someone to breakfast of lunch and build a relationship with that person that could lead to new referrals or business come fall. Play golf (if you are a golfer) with a potential client or referral source (however, just don’t make it a “Random Act of Golf”).

Take some of the downtime to work on your blog, social media plan, write a white paper, schedule a seminar, or just review what you have done to see if you are still on track for the year.

And, oh yeah, also take the time to relax and recharge so that you are ready for an amazing 4th quarter too!

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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the goals of a global professional services network. She manages all major aspects of the Network, including recruitment, member retention, and providing exceptional client service to an international membership base.

In her role as Executive Director, Griffiths manages a mix of international programs, engages a diverse global community, and develops an international membership base. She leads the development and successful implementation of major organizational initiatives, manages interpersonal relationships, and possesses executive presence with audiences of internal and external stakeholders. Griffiths excels at project management, organization, and planning, writes and speaks with influence and authority, and works independently while demonstrating flexibility in thinking, especially in challenging situations. She also adapts to diverse and dynamic environments with constant assessment and recalibration.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and in 2016 and 2017, they were shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year. Since 2011, the Network has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network, recently increasing this ranking to be included in the top two percent of law firm networks globally, as well as adding two regional rankings. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry and was included in Clio’s list of “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful, and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.