Archives for 2020

Rainmaking Recommendation #201: How Should Lawyers Adapt to This Crisis?

Adapt.   A word that is fraught with so much meaning these days.  One of the definitions of adapt is: “Become adjusted to new conditions.” And boy, have we ever been adapting to new conditions.  It’s been almost a month since most of the United States went into self-quarantine.  Since that time, we have had […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #200: Be Different

Yesterday, I received 15 emails from law firms alone about COVID-19 response and resource centers.   I also got 22 more emails from companies with whom I have either signed up to receive their newsletters or have purchased from them.  All of them were saying, in almost the exact same words, that the health and well-being […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #199: Three Types of Lawyers In a Crisis

During this anomalous time in our history, one in which the entire world has been asked to self-quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19, fear seems to be the dominant emotion for many.   How can it not be?  When all you read is news designed to cause panic, when all you watch is television coverage designed to […]

DON’T PANIC!!

In the novel, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams says of the eponymous book that this novel is partially written about: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #198: Not Business As Usual

As you know, we are in a period of history where it is anything but “business as usual.”  And while I am not burying my head in the sand, I am trying to stay as optimistic as possible during a global pandemic and stock market glitch.  I prefer to call it a glitch because I […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #197: Conversational Narcissism

Are you a conversational narcissist?  The other day, I came across a post entitled, You May Be a Conversational Narcissist and Not Even Know It (Here’s How to Tell).  It was a fascinating piece that described the term “Conversational Narcissist” which was created by Charles Derber, a sociologist, and describes the trait of constantly turning […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #196: A Social Media Rant

I actually posted a version of this blog almost 6 years ago.  And, I feel the need to repost (and revise it to reflect 6 more years of being on social media), particularly after what has happened on my various social media channels in the past two weeks. Have we met? Have we connected in […]

Lawyers Using Referral Marketing as a Revenue Stream? Not so Fast!

Recently I read a post which suggested that attorneys should use referral marketing as a revenue stream – that attorneys should refer cases they cannot or will not take to other attorneys for fees. Not so fast! It’s not as easy as I give you a new client you pay me a referral fee because […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #195: Failure to Implement Syndrome

Do you suffer from Failure to Implement Syndrome? Do you read books, listen to podcasts, even read (these) blogs and then do nothing with the information?  It’s called failure to implement and you will never build a book of business that way.  Listen, I am guilty of this “disease” as well.  With the amount of […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #194: Stop the Insanity!!

With all due respect to Susan Powter (who you ask?? keep reading), I’m asking you to “stop the insanity.” In the heyday of really annoying 1990s infomercials, a spiky-haired blonde lady would invade our t.v. sets almost hourly telling us that the diet industry is broken and selling us on her plan to lose weight.  […]