Death Cafes provide the opportunity for people to come together, have a little coffee or tea, some cake or cookies, and talk about what’s on their hearts or minds about mortality issues. However, during these days of social distancing orders due to COVID-19, it is difficult to hold a traditional in-person Death Cafe. Like so many other previously in-person events, Death Cafe meetings have gone virtual. Hosts are using online video chat apps like Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and other platforms. It … [Read more...] about How to Hold a Death Cafe While Social Distancing
Online reviews can have a significant impact on which law firm a prospect decides to ultimately do business with. This is especially critical for smaller, local law firms, which may not have the brand recognition that larger firms have. But, merely having online reviews isn’t sufficient, it’s obviously important that those reviews paint a very positive picture of your firm. A recent study found that nearly 84% of study participants said that a law firm would need to have review scores of 4 stars … [Read more...] about Managing Your Law Firm’s Online Reputation
Last week while sitting at a restaurant with my husband and two sons, we had an interesting conversation about how often we each check online reviews. While I am pretty diligent about checking reviews before buying products or visiting a business for the first time, I was surprised to hear how much value my family too places on consumer reviews. Even my 65-year old mother, scours online reviews before putting money down for a service or product. Stop and think about how often you search … [Read more...] about Are You a 5-Star Firm?
The “magic” of social media is almost overwhelming! Are you Linked Up with LinkedIn? Is your face or your law firm on Facebook… have you claimed your AVVO profile, are you writing a blog… or are you waiting for the fad to pass? Nobody is going to fly over law firms and sprinkle fairy dust that removes the need to get with the times so if you’re waiting—you’re letting opportunity pass you by. When you have a chance to put your toe in the water with other opportunities what does the little … [Read more...] about Using Social Media to Make Your Mark
What age group is spending the most time online outside of work? If you think Millennials is the group spending the most time online (outside of work) – you would be WRONG! It’s Baby Boomers, those aged 51-69, that are now the power users. More than half of the boomers (51%) are now online more than 15 hours per week. According to the “2015 State of the User Experience” Report released today by Limelight Networks, Inc., time spent online in the past year has dramatically increased - with … [Read more...] about Baby Boomers Are the New Power Users Online – Take Advantage of This Opportunity!
We found this great free online course for solo practice attorneys. The courses are apparently available until July 7th. How to Create a Solo Practice You Love and Live the Life You Want Registration page: www.sarahporiss.com/310f The reason we heard about the course is because one of the interviews conducted by host, Sarah Poriss was with our very own Robert Armstrong! If any of these interview topics are of interest, feel free to register and enjoy! Robert Armstrong- Co-Author of The E-Myth … [Read more...] about Weekend Tip for Attorneys
When considering the issue of Internet security for your law firm, you likely conjure up images of nefarious strangers attempting to hack your website and social media accounts. To protect yourself, you make use of firewalls and security software, configure strong security settings, and dutifully update your passwords on a regular basis. What many don’t consider – and don’t want to consider – is that you may need a little more protection closer to home. In the past several months, several … [Read more...] about Is Your Law Firm’s Facebook Page Secure?
According to a recent survey conducted by Thomson Reuters and FindLaw, more people now use the Internet to research and find an attorney than any other resource. 38 percent – Internet search 29 percent – referral from friend or relative 10 percent – referral from local bar association 4 percent - Yellow Pages If you consider that 84% of the US population now has Internet access, those results really aren’t surprising. “The Internet provides a faster, easier, and more thorough method … [Read more...] about Online Search Now the Most Popular Way to Find an Attorney