Developing Your Brand

12 ways your LinkedIn profile will help you get a new job [part 1]

Have you updated your LinkedIn profile recently? Your LinkedIn profile is your shop window to recruiters and potential employers, and the first place which potential recruiters will look when they are considering contacting you. Here are our top twelve tips to make sure your LinkedIn profile is found by the RIGHT people: 1. Consider your …

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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 winning …

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Starting a law blog: 3 reasons you haven’t yet

Starting a law blog Starting a law blog can be a great way of building a strong profile and generating work from your own desk. So, why don’t many more lawyers do it? Or more to the point, why do so many lawyers have the intention to start a law blog but never quite get …

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What to blog, and how? 3 tried and tested tips create client winning assets

What to blog about to win clients? You’ve written a blog post. You’ve published it, added it on Twitter and LinkedIn. Now what? If you are like most lawyers, accountants and consultants I know, you probably leave it there. Thereby missing out on most of the value of your blogging work, limiting your chances of …

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How specialist do I really need to be?

I am on record many, many times saying you need to be niche to build up your own practice and win your own clients. But how niche or specialist do you really need to be? Do you need to be THE expert? In this blog post I answer the question, ‘how specialist do I really …

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How to make partner lesson 4: the importance of having a niche

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partners needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In this short 2 minute video clip, Heather talks through the fourth lesson – the importance of having a niche. What is lesson number 4 about?  Let me give you some …

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How to make partner lesson 2: Thinking and feeling like a partner

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partners needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In this short 2 minute video clip, Heather talks through the second lesson – thinking, feeling and acting like a partner The road to partner is shrouded in mystery and conjecture. This …

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What I wish every talented professional knew about personal branding

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner. In this blog post I am going to share the fourth lesson, create a strong, personal brand. It can …

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This cautionary tale will make you consider your online footprint

Tips for getting business referrals I’ve written several articles about how you can use social media to boost your reputation and generate referrals.  However, just like your physical image, your online image needs tending and careful grooming. What does your online footprint say about you? Are you aware of how much attention it receives? How much …

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