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Rainmaking Recommendation #178: It’s Not Rocket Science

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon.  Think about this for a moment.  50 years ago, technology was rudimentary comparatively speaking to today’s tech (and even tomorrow’s tech).  Yet, they were able to land a man on the moon.  Now, with all the technology […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #177: Take a Break

While my last Rainmaking Recommendation told you that you should not allow the summer months to make you lazy in your business development activities, since tomorrow is the 4th of July in the United States, a National holiday, I will tell you that you NEED take time for yourself to rest and recharge.  We are […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #176: Don’t Slack Because It Is Summer

Want to be a Rainmaker? Then it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. Many people, lawyers included, tend to go on Rainmaking hiatus when summer rolls around. For some, the kids are out of school, vacations are being taken, and there are half-days on Fridays.  But now is not the time to slack […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 175: Getting to Know You: Using Google Alerts to Find/Know Your Clients

The last Rainmaking Recommendation discussed the benefits of using social media monitoring to grow your book of business.  In this recommendation, I will be showing you how to find and learn more about your current and prospective clients. There are people out there who are having conversations every single day on the internet.  In some […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #174: Using Social Listening/Monitoring to Build Your Book of Business – Part 1

Have you ever thought about using social monitoring to build your book of business? Social monitoring/listening is using tools, like Google Alerts, Social Mention, Talkwalker, Mention (to name a scant few) to monitor what is on the internet based on specific queries that you set up. Many of them are free of charge or offer a freemium version (a less […]

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Rainmaking Recommendation #162: You Don’t Need to Take Every Client

I’m in a facebook group with a lot of really great attorneys.  And recently, there has been a spate of posts which detail the obnoxiousness that some attorneys face with potential clients who are contacting them. Many lawyers, particularly small firm and solo attorneys, are working with the notion that if they don’t take every […]

Lawyers Need to Ask the Burning Questions!

For years, Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute has held the Marketing Partner Forum bringing together thought leaders in the industry to help law firms learn the benefits of, and techniques for, marketing their services.  Okay, that explains it in the simplest of measures, but it is a very high level conference. I have never actually […]

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 […]