Rainmaking Recommendation #103: How do you want to finish the year?

Can you believe it?  Today is the first day of the last quarter of the year! Why is it when we were kids the time between September and June felt interminable, yet as an adult you wake up and all of a sudden it’s October 1st? How do you want to finish the year? All […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #95: Follow Up for Success

A little while ago I came across these startling statistics that apply to sales people.  While I do not know if these statistics are truly accurate or who published the study, they have been floating around the internet for a little while. 48% of sales people never follow up with a prospect 25% of sales […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #89: What to Expect When They’re Expecting

Great client service is about the client.   I know, how trite.  But so true! However, you need to understand that each client is truly different from each other.  There will be some clients who will want to talk to you every hour on the hour.  There will be others who don’t want to hear […]

Communicating with Clients for Rainmaking Effectiveness

  I recently came across a blog post written by John Camson, an attorney in Pennsylvania, for Lawyerist entitled:  Why Won’t Lawyers Communicate With Their Clients? A well written blog from almost a year ago, it details some of the “reasons” that attorneys do not communicate with their clients during their representation: They have nothing […]

Death to the Finder/Minder/Grinder Mentality: Why you MUST become a Rainmaker

Originally Posted on LawMarketing.com August 2013   The days of the “finder”, “minder”, “grinder” mentality in law firms needs to be eradicated. Immediately! These oft used terms are used to describe the typical roles inhabited by an attorney in a law firm setting. The Finder – The finder is the Rainmaker of the law firm.  […]

The Shoemaker’s Kids have No Shoes

You have heard the old saying, “the shoe maker’s son has no shoes?” What this generally means is that the that the cobbler spends so much time repairing the shoes of his customers that he doesn’t have the time to repair his children’s shoes. Well, that’s been me.  While helping my clients with their Rainmaking […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #87: Pick a Niche to Scratch their Legal Itch (Part 2 – What Is A Niche)

The last rainmaking recommendation told you “why” you needed to start creating a niche law practice; however, just to reiterate: You widen your visibility within a specific group, It’s cost effective, It levels the playing field, You can get more referrals, and You can position yourself as an expert.   Today we will discuss “what” […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 84: Why You?

You may have heard of something called a USP.  This is the “Unique Selling Proposition” and in marketing this means the reasons presented by someone as to why their product or service is different or better than another.   It answers the question:  Why you? You are an attorney.  Sorry to say, you are also one […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #81: Random Acts of Golf

Let me start by saying, I am not a golfer.  I don’t particularly have the patience for the short game, but I do like going to a driving range and beating the _____ (fill in the blank) out of a ball.   However, on a daily basis I get invited to play golf for outings, fundraisers […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #79: Manners Matter

Lately, I have noticed a horrific lack of manners (even more so than usual): Not saying “excuse me” when you have to interrupt someone; Not saying:  “thank you” for being helped; Not apologizing for making a mistake or offending someone inadvertently; Looking at your smart phone at inappropriate times (like when you have a client […]