Should Bar Associations Pay CLE Speakers?

I’m a member of ACLEA, the Association for Continuing Legal Education. A bar association member was organizing a CLE conference for lawyers aboard a Caribbean cruise. She posted a listserv question to the group regarding how many speakers to have, how…

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Law Firm Associate Marketing-Training Program

Law Firm Associate Marketing-Training Program Chicago Lawyers: I’ll be teaching a free marketing program this afternoon at 5:30 at the CBA Building. It’s your last chance to sign up!  I’ll be covering precisely what marketing activities younger lawyers should undertake each year…

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Can Consultants Be Trusted Not to ‘Sell from the Podium?’

Do Consultants Often “Sell from the Podium?” Tim Corcoran ably summarized the feelings of many consultants and professional speakers with a recent blog post which includes this excerpt: “Major conferences often have a bias for in-house professionals as presenters. “We must be…

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Impressive Primerus Amsterdam Conference

“Legal Marketing Trends. Is Your Firm Prepared?” I had the good fortune to be invited to present in Amsterdam at the annual global conference of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.  I spoke on the topic of “Legal Marketing Trends….

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Another terrific LCA litigation conference

The Litigation Counsel of America always has terrific CLE and educational programming.  This week’s LCA conference in Charleston, SC was no exception, as the 130 attendees learned some valuable trial advocacy skills from Ric Gass, Mike Brennan, and David Turek from…

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Top 11 Tips Before You Speak at TED

Here are 11 speaker tips from frequent TED coach Gina Barnett (excerpted from TED blog): Start drinking water 15 minutes before you start talking. Psych yourself up, not out. Use your body’s nervous energy for good. Focus on your breath when…

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