How to build a solid networking plan to save time when networking (in just 5 steps!)
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How to build a solid networking plan to save time when networking (in just 5 steps!)

Do you feel like your networking efforts are just meaningful conversations which go absolutely nowhere? Do you know how each networking event will help you achieve your personal and professional goals? Do you know how to use social media to win work and make valuable connections? The key to networking effectively is to have a…

How to make sure you get the referral rather than your partner
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How to make sure you get the referral rather than your partner

There’s nothing worse than putting in the work and the hours only to get overlooked for a referral. It’s a crushing feeling, especially when it goes to your partner instead. What did they do that you didn’t? While it might feel like you did everything you could, you may be missing a few key areas…

How to get good at blowing your own trumpet without coming across as a show-off
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How to get good at blowing your own trumpet without coming across as a show-off

“How do I get more clients?” and “How do I get more client referrals?” These are two questions that every accountant, lawyer, and consultant have asked themselves at some point in their career. The answer, however, isn’t quite as simple as they’d like. To win more clients and client referrals, you need to focus on…

12 tips for introverts from an introvert who wrote a best-selling book on networking
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12 tips for introverts from an introvert who wrote a best-selling book on networking

Did you know that between one-third to half of all people are introverts? This is quite ironic because, if like me, you are more introverted, it can often feel like you are the only person in the room that is shy or terrified of starting that first conversation. When it comes to networking, there is…

7 tried and tested business networking tips for lawyers which are real time-savers
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7 tried and tested business networking tips for lawyers which are real time-savers

To network or not to network. That is the question. Yet, even though many professionals know the answer to this question, they still don’t do it anyway. Why, because of time (or lack thereof). When the success of a law firm depends on maintaining and expanding relationships with existing clients and attracting new ones, networking…

The ultimate guide to building a pipeline of new work by networking effectively
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The ultimate guide to building a pipeline of new work by networking effectively

Although networking can be one of the biggest time wasters for accountants, lawyers and consultants, it is one of the tools that makes up an effective business development strategy. If done right, networking can be invaluable to growing a partner-sized client portfolio. But many professionals (lawyers, accountants and consultants) want to know how do you…

Why is establishing a referral network essential for M&A or Corporate Finance Lawyers?
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Why is establishing a referral network essential for M&A or Corporate Finance Lawyers?

Are you a lawyer who is involved in deal making, i.e. M&A, Private Equity, Financing? You’ll know the importance of working to establish a referral network. This is because the route to generating work for deal makers is typically via an introducer or referral network. This blog post looks at a particular and common mindset…

The number 1 myth you need to stop believing if you are going to regularly generate referrals
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The number 1 myth you need to stop believing if you are going to regularly generate referrals

This post is taken from a transcript of one of my recent webinars on “how to win your first client…..and then your second and third”.  If you’d like a bit of help to get referrals and win work for your firm this guide is for you! Get your hands on my free guide to getting…

Business development advice that harms more than helps
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Business development advice that harms more than helps

Clients often tell me about the business development advice they have had from well-established partners in their firm.  Lots of these tips are spot-on and very helpful. Others are . . . well, we have a chuckle!   Some of the tips I have heard have been at best unhelpful and sometimes actually damaging to…

7 tried and tested ways lawyers can make the time to network
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7 tried and tested ways lawyers can make the time to network

  Networking tips for lawyers I’m guessing you became a lawyer because you love the law. Yes? Makes sense. You didn’t go into it because you love forging relationships with strangers.  However, that’s what you have to do.  Network.  If you want to move your career forward you need to have built and nurtured a…

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