Networking & Business Development

It’s safe to say that most of us didn’t pursue a career in law because of our love for data, right?

If we were passionate about data, we’d probably be in a different field altogether.

But here’s the reality check: embracing data is crucial to staying relevant as the legal landscape evolves. It might sound daunting, but once you invest the time to establish processes for collecting and analyzing your data, the payoff can be immense. You’ll uncover opportunities to enhance efficiency, deliver more value to clients, and identify strategies for improving firm profitability. More value and higher profits? Suddenly, data doesn’t seem so intimidating, does it?Continue Reading Unlocking the Power of Data: A Roadmap for Modern Legal Practices

In this ongoing saga, we’ve witnessed the rise of virtual gatherings over the past couple of years, with many of us now yearning to return to in-person interactions. So, which mode of meeting takes the crown? The answer might surprise you—it’s a tie!

Virtual meetings have become an indispensable part of our professional lives, offering a plethora of advantages. But before you ditch your webcam for good, let’s delve into the benefits of both virtual and in-person meetings, and why you should embrace them both.Continue Reading Clash of Meetings: Virtual vs. In-Person – Which Reigns Supreme?

As the legal landscape evolves, mastering soft skills alongside legal expertise is crucial for success. While the industry continues to change, certain foundational skills remain essential for lawyers at every career stage.

As I mentioned last week, I planned to update some of my older posts to ensure that they’re still relevant for a modern audience (I **wanted** to write a post to celebrate fifteen years of blogging this week, but the time slipped away from me, so stay tuned for that – better late than never, right?). Continue Reading Essential Soft Skills for Modern Lawyers: Navigating the Legal Landscape

In today’s landscape of business and relationship development, sharing content has become a cornerstone strategy. While it might seem counterintuitive to share the limelight with others by quoting or referencing them in your articles and posts, it’s not only essential but also a savvy business development practice. Here’s why:Continue Reading Sharing the Spotlight: Amplify Your Business Growth Through Strategic Content Collaboration

Ever feel overwhelmed by marketing jargon? You’re not alone. Let’s demystify some buzzwords and explore how you’re likely already engaging in effective relationship-building through your content. This all might sound a little bit scary, but I promise, once we get rid of the jargon, you’re going to realize how accessible to you it all is! Continue Reading Turning Content into Connections: The Power of Relationship Marketing

My January did NOT roll in with gusto, making me feel all fresh and new and like I could tackle the world. Instead, I’m dealing with an elderly dog with glaucoma, dementia, arthritis, and a new diagnosis of a bulging disc from when my other dog accidentally pushed him down a full staircase – in the top five for most terrifying moments of my life.

But I recently saw a post on Instagram that said “Reminder that January can be a month of rest & reflection instead of resolutions. Look around you, we’re in the thick of winter and everything else comes back to life in spring! We don’t need to rush into the new year, we can get to spring gently.” Continue Reading Reviving Your Mojo: Faking It Till You Make It!

Remember the days when you did good work and new clients came in and you didn’t have fancy words for all of your business development activities?

Well, those days are long gone.

But bear with me, we’re not diving into a jargon-filled abyss. Continue Reading Building Connections: Two Tactics for Modernizing Relationship Marketing for Today’s Lawyers

As the Halloween season creeps in, we’re delving into the spooky world of business development. Just like a thrilling Halloween tale, there are chilling mistakes lawyers often make in their quest for business growth. In this post, we’ll unearth these eerie errors and show you how to steer clear of them.Continue Reading Beware These Five Frightening Mistakes Lawyers Make This Halloween Season

While I’m out of the office for our 2023 European Regional Conference in Prague, I am bringing you a guest post from a familiar writer – you may remember hearing from Alina Crisu of LLPO Law Firm in Nicosia, Cyprus previously when she wrote about Optimisation – the key to success in a crowded market or Trending topics…a fool’s errand? or when we had her on as a guest on our podcast. This week, she’s discussing myths about legal marketing. Continue Reading Legal Myths about Marketing