Rainmaking Recommendation #113: Get Over It!

I recently wrote a blog post asking whether every law firm should require their attorneys to become marketers and Rainmakers. This was based on a new mandate by one of the largest law firms in the United States, Quinn Emmanuel, now requiring their associates to do a ‘marketing project’ in order to become eligible for […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #88: Pick a Niche to Scratch their Legal Itch (Part 3 – How to Pick A Niche)

In Rainmaking Recommendation # 86 we talked about Why Pick a Niche.   In Rainmaking Recommendation #87 we discussed What is a Niche In today’s recommendation we will talk about HOW to pick a niche. There are many ways to pick a niche but here are some questions to ask yourself: Who is your ideal […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 71: The True Secret To Rainmaking

Shhhh… don’t tell anyone – particularly the other Rainmaking Trainers and Legal Marketing “experts” out there. There is no one way to become a rainmaker.   If you have been trying to fit yourself into a mold of what a rainmaker looks like or does and it hasn’t been working, the reason is that you are […]

What a Waste of Webinar!

Webinars and teleseminars are a great way to increase your knowledge in your chosen practice area, in business development and in areas in which you are interested.  In fact, a number of CLE providers now offer affordable ways to earn your required continuing legal education credits just by watching your computer monitor. Webinars and teleseminars […]

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 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 Recommendation # 48: Holiday Rainmaking Wishes for You!

Twas 10 days before New Years and all through the firm, Attorney reviews were making them squirm, “Did I create enough business, bill enough hours?” Thanks to Rainmaking Recommendations they had the power To take control of their careers and rest of their life Breathing a sigh of relief, it will all be all right….. […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #34 : Do You Really Want It?

This is an extremely important question to ask yourself. Recently, a couple of my clients have been giving me excuse after excuse after excuse (and that’s all they are – excuses) as to why they have not been doing the tasks they need to do to become the Rainmakers THEY have said they want to […]

Dead Fish & Vice Grips

Recently at a networking event, I had the distinct displeasure of shaking hands with a dead fish and a pair of vice grips. As a quick aside: When you are at a networking event, first impressions count. From how you are dressed, to how you carry yourself, to the pitch of your voice, all of […]