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Rainmaking Recommendation #149: Get Social or Else!

It’s 2017.  More and more lawyers are using Social Media and the numbers keep growing.  A recent post by Nicole Black writing for MyCase provides some of the latest statistics about  how lawyers are using social media and blogging for marketing and business development purposes. Additionally, in their annual survey, Findlaw has determined that consumers […]

The Biggest Rainmaking Myth

There are a lot of articles debating whether Rainmakers are born or bred.  There are studies that have been done asserting that there are specific character traits can that make a person a Rainmaker which are quoted all over the internet. The biggest myth?  Rainmakers are Born. For 15 years, I have truly believed that […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #148: Groundhog Day

In the famous 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character seems doomed to relive the same day over and over until he gets it right. While this is a comedy, there is nothing funny about the fact that, as a lawyer, you are probably living the same day over and over again. Think about this.  […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 147: Instant Gratification

We all want it now, now, now! Instant messaging, Instant movie downloads on Netflix or Amazon, Same day delivery, even Instant oatmeal We have become impatient with everything. If your website takes too long to load, people will abandon it. If the article looks too long, we will skim it first to decide whether we […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #146 New Year’s Resolutions (aka Decisions, Decision, Decisions)

Happy New Year! Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for this year? Have you ever made any resolutions in the past?  How many of them did you actually keep? One of the definitions of resolution, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is:                  a firm decision to […]

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Rainmaking Recommendation #138: The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!

There is a lot of chatter lately about whether the legal industry is going to be taken over by technology.  Are lawyers in danger of becoming obsolete? In 2016, the answer is no.  However, that doesn’t mean that certain tasks in which attorneys are currently engaged won’t be taken over by the rise of the machines. In […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #131: The Psychology of Referrals

In the last Rainmaking Recommendation, I mentioned that there is one sure fire, free way to grow your book of business – referrals.  I also said that I would continue this conversation so that you create a systematized way to get the best referrals from clients, prospects and referral sources. However, in order to move […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 115: Be Amazing!

Being a good lawyer is not enough. Being a great lawyer is not enough. Be an amazing lawyer! According to Google the definition of “Amazing” is “causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing.” So, when was the last time you created great surprise or wonder when it comes to your clients?  Your referral sources?  Your prospective […]