Teaching “Sales” to IIT-Kent Law Students

Teaching “Sales” to IIT-Kent Law Students I recently spoke at IIT-Kent Law School at Ian Turvill’s pilot program for marketing-minded law students, called “Firms, Clients, and Building a Career in Law.” I like to immediately disabuse them of the “Selling…

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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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Online-Marketing Webinar – Playing the Google Game

Playing the Google Game – Marketing Yourself Online (CBA Webinar) February 4, 2015 12:00-12:45 p.m. What happens when someone Googles your name? Because before a client or prospect decides whether to hire you, they will Google you.  And when they do, what do…

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Tweeting During Presentations

Tweeting During Presentations A few years ago, the sign of a bored audience was people playing with their phones under their desks, checking email on their Blackberrys. They think the speaker won’t notice if they hold the phones in their laps, although…

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