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 […]

An Experiment You Get to Observe: 20 Blogs in 20 Business Days

For almost 10 years, I have been blogging on and off.  Well, mostly off if I am to be brutally honest. And while I have been (fairly) consistent over the years in producing my Rainmaking Recommendations for my email list (tips, tricks, tactics, and thoughts designed to be implemented immediately or reflected upon so that […]

National Love Your Lawyer Day: November 1, 2019

There are tens of thousands of lawyer jokes and memes out there lambasting the profession.  However, no matter how much someone says negative things about lawyers, it’s funny how things change the minute they actually need one.  That’s why, in 2001, Nader Anise, founder of ALPIA (American Lawyers Public Image Association) started a campaign of […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #167: Networking Everywhere

Monday, February 4th was my birthday.  (Yes, this is a shameless plug for you to send me belated birthday wishes.) After a long day at the office, I went to see my favorite musician play at a wonderful location in New York City.  The interesting thing about his location is that it is sort of […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 155: You Have to Want It!

Rainmaking is as much of a mind-set as it is a skill set. You can learn the skills necessary to market your services and position yourself as an authority to your ideal clients. You can be taught how to network, how to use social media, how to blog or create videos, how to give excellent […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #128: The Top 5 Excuses for Not Becoming a Rainmaker

A deadly disease is plaguing your legal practice.  It’s called “Excusitis”. Excusitis occurs when you come up with the various reasons why you cannot do something.  Here’s the rub – no matter what excuse you may have, someone has already debunked it. For example, the “I’m too old to ___________ (insert activity here)” excuse.   Age […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 124: Taking It To The Next level

This is an incredibly short Rainmaking Recommendation.  But nevertheless, it could be one of the most important factors to your Rainmaking success.  It starts with an actual question that was asked by one of my Rainmaking Coaching Clients:  “How do I turn a relationship from ‘I know you’ to ‘I trust you?’   I have […]

Rainmaking Recommendation #123: Fish Where the Fish You Want to Catch Are

I know the title seems obvious; however, you’d be surprised at how many attorneys are casting their lines (i.e. marketing and rainmaking) in locations where they will never find clients for their practice.  They are practicing random acts of networking, writing articles which don’t create authority, wasting time on social media marketing without a plan, […]

What’s Your Personal Legal Brand?

There is something you truly need to know – you already have a brand, whether you like it or not. Your brand is how others perceive you and what you do. Before the internet, it was simply called your reputation and it was localized to your network or friends, colleagues, bosses and clients.  Now, with […]

Rainmaking Recommendation # 115: Be Amazing!

Being a good lawyer is not enough. Being a great lawyer is not enough. Be an amazing lawyer! According to Google the definition of “Amazing” is “causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing.” So, when was the last time you created great surprise or wonder when it comes to your clients?  Your referral sources?  Your prospective […]