Rainmaking Recommendation #205: WFH or WFO – It Doesn’t Matter for Rainmaking Purposes

For most of us, we are nine weeks into working from home (WFH).  (Well, not me.  I am 11 years into working from home.)  And once the initial shock and confusion about how to practice law from your basement, dining table, or if lucky, an actual room that you were able to turn into an […]

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 […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #193: It’s About Them!

For almost 20 years as a Rainmaking Trainer and Coach, I have been saying the same thing:  It’s not about you.  It’s about them.  “Them” being the prospective, current and former clients. It’s always been about them, but every year there is a proclamation about the fact that lawyers and law firms must become “client-centric,” […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 192: 10 (of Many) Best Networking Practices for Networking Events

Apparently, according to my friend and colleague, Lindsay Griffiths, the Executive Director of the International Lawyers Network, it’s International Networking Week. I had no idea that there even was such a thing until last year.  It is to celebrate how networking helps business professionals grow their businesses.  Heck, if there can be a National Weatherman’s […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #191: Do You “NO” Why You’re Not a Rainmaker?

For years, you’ve promised yourself that you were going to take control of your legal career.  You know that in order to do so, you need to have a book of business.  A book of business that would give you negotiating power with your current firm to become an equity partner; a book of business […]

10 years of Enlightened Rainmaking Blogs

December 5, 2019 is the 10th anniversary of The Enlightened Rainmaker blog.  Last month, I wrote a blog about trying to blog every business day in November.  And I wanted to provide the results and my thoughts on this experiment. I didn’t post a blog every business day in November.  While I could have posted […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #186: The Benefits Of Gratitude on Business Development

In one week’s time, it will be Thanksgiving in the United States.  And, you will probably be feasting with friends and family, watching football games (and probably arguing with them). I believe that many of us have forgotten that Thanksgiving is a time when we are supposed to be grateful for all that we have received during the […]

Content is Still King

In a great article on Forbes entitled Content Marketing is The New PR, Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications, wrote why content marketing is now becoming the best way to get your name and brand out in the world. The one thing that stood out most in this article for me is a quote she cited […]

An Open Letter to Social Media “Friends”, “Connections”, and “Followers”

Dear Friends, Connections, and Followers: When I first began using social media, I had the great fortune of virtually meeting many people who over the past decade or more have become actual friends. When we first started on social media – Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook – you had actual conversations with people.  It was a […]

The Rainmaker Crisis in Law Firms

I have been talking with a managing partner of a midsize firm lately who admits that there are only a few attorneys in the firm who know how to bring in new clients and that the bulk of the work that is introduced to the firm is originated by him.  As he is beginning to […]