Rainmaking Recommendation #78: One Small Step

In order to get into the habit of Rainmaking on a regular basis, I have been asking my clients to send me an email at the end of each week to let me know what Rainmaking activities they have performed during the week.  They are to write down, each day, the step they have taken […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #68: Thanks Giving

Think about the holiday that is tomorrow in the United States:  Thanksgiving. Now look at the words that make up this term:   Thanks and Giving.  When was the last time you gave a “thank you” to the people who are in your life?  Your clients, your referral sources, your family?  “Thank You” is one of […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 59: “If you always do what you’ve always done. . .”

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Henry Ford (1863-1947), American founder of the Ford Motor Company The above quote is in response to a question I received from a new client who has been practicing law for more than 15 years who, in our first coaching […]

Stick With What You Know!

Recently, on many of the social networks which I frequent, I have noticed attorneys asking questions about practice areas in which they obviously do not practice.  Usually this is from a solo practitioner or small firm attorney.  The post inevitably starts with: “I have potential clients who needs . . .” and continues to ask […]

Rainmaking: Out of the Mouths of In-House Counsel

Lindsay Griffiths is a friend of mine.   She is also the Director of Global Relationship Management for the International Lawyers Network (ILN), a consortium of independent law firms across the world. In March, Lindsay went to the Legal Marketing Association’s annual convention in Grapevine, Tx and blogged about her time there.   In one of her […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 55: Broken Chains

So you went to a networking event.  You met some really wonderful people.  You got their business cards. You think there is some way that you can potentially do business.  You left the event after having a great time. You went home.  And then… you did nothing! You didn’t write a “Nice to Meet You […]

Rainmaking Recommednation #52: Acknowledge Me!

Reason #2 Why Client’s Don’t Come Back: You’re Unresponsive In a continuation of the series on “Why Client’s don’t come back”, this Rainmaking Recommendation will address the number one reason why clients’ don’t come back – because you don’t respond to them. In this day and age of immediate communication – Wi-Fi, 24 hour internet […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 51: “I didn’t know you did that”

“Why don’t clients come back?” Recently, I received an email from a litigation attorney from Connecticut who asked the question above and about following up with clients following the conclusion of representation.   It seems that some clients of the firm who seemed happy with the work the attorneys were doing were going elsewhere for subsequent […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 50: Put the Social in Social Media

Are you using Twitter?  Facebook?  Linked In?  Google +? Or any of the hundreds of websites that are considered “social media?”  Great! If you haven’t gotten on board yet with Social Media sites, understand this – Social media is not a fad.  It is not going away.  It continues to evolve as a method of […]

Rainmaking Recommendations #49: Who do YOU want to represent?

All great Rainmakers know the following:  You have to love what you do and who your clients are because: When you are in a practice area that you love practicing law does not feel like work; When you love working with your clients they will love working with you.  You will actually return calls, and […]