Increasing Your Profile

Is this self-limiting belief handicapping you from building your own network of introducers?

From time to time I get a run of similar clients with similar problems. As it happens, now is one of those times. At the last count, I am working with 4 lawyers who are all involved in deal making, i.e. M&A, Private Equity, Financing. These lawyers are spread all over the globe, so this …

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12 ways your LinkedIn profile will help you get a new job [part 2]

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. This is the second half of our article on how your LinkedIn profile can help in your job search. You can …

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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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How to make partner lesson 7 – make your partners’ lives easy

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partner needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In the seventh lesson, Heather talks about the importance of making your partners’ lives easier. The road to partner is shrouded in mystery and conjecture. In this clip which is number 7 of …

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10 Tips for Working the Room

There are many articles out there on how to grow your business via face-to-face and on-line networking. However, there are not many articles that go into detail about how you ‘work a room’ at a face-to-face networking event. Let’s face it, face-to-face networking can be very daunting. There are many simple ways that you can …

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How to spend less time on LinkedIn – but still use it to build your own client portfolio

I run a group that trains Business Owners how to get invoiceable business from LinkedIn and often hear: “I spend lots of time on LinkedIn, but don’t seem to get much back for it” My response is: Know what you’re there for Have a plan to do that, and no more Set a timer when …

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8 essential tasks before a conference to maximise the return on your time investment

Attending conferences means a large time commitment from you. Often one which your billable time targets can’t afford. However, hard-to-reach decision makers and incredibly well-placed introducers often attend conferences. Being there as well may be your best chance to meet these people face-to-face. With planning, a big conference may turn into the only big business development …

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I’m an Expert. Do I have legs?

I am delighted and honoured to feature this guest post by Penny Haslam, a business journalist who has been broadcasting for nearly two decades on radio and television and founder of PHEW (Penny Haslam’s Expert Women).  In this blog post she writes about how to know if you really have got something worth talking about. Over …

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