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Rainmaking Recommendation #212: The Most Important Secret to Rainmaking Success

Shhh… I’m going to tell you a secret. Lean in a bit closer so I can YELL this in your ear! The most important secret to success is . . . . GOOD HEALTH!!! (Sorry for screaming and it’s also the secret for all success.) And if the current state of the world, a pandemic, […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #211: Do You Know Your Colleagues?

It doesn’t seem like we are going to go back to the office anytime soon.  And, as a result, you have been isolated from the other attorneys in your respective firms.  Oh, I’m sure there may have been emails back and forth with various partners on case matters you may be working on; but one […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #210: How to Finish 2020 Strong – Part 2: Change Your Plans

In part one of this series, I wrote that to finish 2020 strong, you will need to adjust your mindset from all of the anxiety and stress that this year has initiated.  In other words, you need to change your mind.  Additionally, you will need to change your plans.  If you have read this blog […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #209: How to Finish 2020 Strong – Part 1: Mindset Matters

Can you finish 2020 strong? That’s an interesting question considering all that we have gone through in the first six months of this year. But, your answer should be “Hell yes! I can finish 2020 strong.”  We have exactly 6 months left to this year.  It is just a matter of changing your strategies and […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #208: Virtual Networking Events for Lawyers –  8 Best Practices

Lately, I have been attending a lot of virtual networking events.  And while there are many platforms out there that can be used, Zoom seems to be the one used most often, so like using the words Google to mean search engine,  Kleenex to represent tissues, or Band-Aid to denote bandages, I am using Zoom […]

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Rainmaking Recommendation #203: It’s ALWAYS About Communication

Business development, aka Rainmaking, has been and will always be about communication and trust. You need exceptional communication skills to build trust and confidence in your abilities to help your clients and potential clients.  And never has this been truer than at this time in history. The global pandemic has only emphasized the need for […]

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 #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,” […]