Tag Archives: Business

Networking Tips for Lawyers

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking with a Canadian reporter who is doing a series of stories about the importance of networking for lawyers. She wanted to get my thoughts based on my eight and a half years of networking experience with the lawyers in the ILN, and I thought I’d share … Continue Reading

Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Dream Big

Happy Thursday all, and welcome to another one of Jaimie Field’s excellent rainmaking recommendations – keep these in mind as you start to make your plans for 2013! *** In Rainmaking Recommendation #67 – Conduct your Own Attorney Review, we discussed Performing your own Attorney Review by determining: what you did this year that worked … Continue Reading

Week of January 23, 2012 on ILN Today – Roundup!

It’s time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey!  Once again we’re seeing some excellent content coming out of our member firms from around the world – I highly recommend checking out these articles and blog posts. I’m switching over entirely to a top 10 each week, so without further … Continue Reading

Ask Friday! The Business Development Books Edition

Recently, when I was seeking out Ask Friday! questions, Cordell Parvin suggested that I answer the question of "What would you recommend busy lawyers be reading on business development and what will they get from it?" Nothing immediately popped into my mind, and Cordell was nice enough to share his list with me, as well … Continue Reading

Ask Friday! Superstars Edition by Cordell Parvin

For this week’s Ask Friday! we welcome guest poster, Cordell Parvin.  I’ve gotten to know Cordell through Twitter, and have been fortunate to see the excellent advice he has for lawyers through webinars and his upcoming video coaching series.   According to his website, "Cordell Parvin has practiced law for more than 36 years. He … Continue Reading

Ask Friday! Business Travel Prep Edition

Today’s Ask Friday! question comes from our very own Executive Director, Alan Griffiths, who asked me to share with you some tips for getting ready for a business trip.  We’ve all got our own lists and prep routines, but this has been on my mind this week while we’re getting ready to head over to … Continue Reading

Ask Friday! Marketing Budgeting Edition

This week’s Ask Friday! question comes to us from Jennifer Herendeen, the Marketing Manager for Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton.  She asks "What are typical items included in a marketing/business development budget? I’m trying to create a first ever budget at my firm." I think this is a question that a lot of marketers will … Continue Reading

Ask Friday!

Here at Zen I’ve decided to start a weekly post called "Ask Friday!" where I’ll take a reader question and answer it.  You can leave your questions in the comments for any post, if you’d like, or message me on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Today’s question comes from Larry Bodine, of Larry Bodine Marketing, who … Continue Reading

Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence – An LMA Recap

As you know if you’ve been following my Twitter stream, or checking Zen in the last couple of months, last week, I attended the Legal Marketing Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando. Tuesday morning, the conference business sessions officially kicked off with our keynote from Jeff Williford from the Disney Institute, who talked about Disney’s Approach … Continue Reading

Legal Framework for Foreign Investment & Establishment of Business Entities in Vietnam with Alex Larkin

Following Mr. Thao’s presentation on the Vietnamese Lawyers Federation and the history of the legal industry in Vietnam, the delegates turned their attention to Alex Larkin, who talked about the legal framework for foreign investment and the establishment of business entities in Vietnam.  Alex is a transplant from Washington State, so he had a unique … Continue Reading

Client Development 101 for 2011 & Beyond with Cordell Parvin – a LexBlog Webinar Re-Cap

Being a part of the LexBlog network means I’m fortunate enough to participate in the webinars that they host.  Today’s webinar was with the fabulous Cordell Parvin, a nationally recognized career and client development coach.  According to LexBlog’s invitation, Cordell "is a lawyer himself [and] his 37 years of practice set him apart from other … Continue Reading
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