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Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Tips for Choosing Practice Management Software

By | Jul.08.16 | No Comments

With so many choices (and new features being added constantly) shopping for practice management software can be overwhelming. So we asked the practice management technology experts for a little perspective. First a little help with …Continue reading »


Play to Win

Building Relationships With Contacts

By | Jul.07.16 | 1 Comment

Years ago, someone told me about an accounting firm’s business development training philosophy. The firm had developed a continuum from 1 to 10, where “1” was something like “Would recognize me on the street,” and …Continue reading »


Team Communications

Capture ‘Short Explosions of Ideas’ With Slack

By | Jul.06.16 | No Comments

When Jeff Sherr was introduced to Slack, it struck him as a better way to capture and share those “short explosions of ideas” that happen after conferences and other events. You know when you’re out to dinner, …Continue reading »


Key Performance Indicators

Measuring Value Beyond the Billable Hour

By | Jul.05.16 | No Comments

Key performance indicators (KPIs), or performance metrics, are receiving some attention in the legal field. KPIs enable businesses to make data-driven decisions, and I, too, believe that KPIs are the next big thing for lawyers …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Takeaways from Legal Marketing Tech/Midwest

By | Jul.01.16 | No Comments

The inaugural Legal Marketing Technology Conference/Midwest, produced by the Legal Marketing Association’s Midwest Chapter, took place June 23, 2016, in Chicago. While all attendees gained insights on a host of sophisticated tools that legal professionals …Continue reading »


Get to the Point

To Infinitive and Beyond

By | Jun.30.16 | No Comments

An infinitive is the barest form of a verb. Usually, we refer to a verb form as an infinitive when we use “to”: to go, to run, to think. If you studied a foreign language, you …Continue reading »


Search Results Basics

What Are Your Website Titles Telling Google?

By | Jun.29.16 | No Comments

Most law firm websites have similar issues when it comes to search engine optimization — some major, others that are relatively simple fixes. But almost half of the websites I see are missing the basics. …Continue reading »


Interview

Shantelle Argyle, Enterprising Lawyer

By | Jun.28.16 | No Comments

Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample interests beyond the practice of law …Continue reading »


Dazzle without Being a Diva

Slide Presentations 101 for Lawyers

By | Jun.27.16 | 1 Comment

Presentation technology has come such a long way, “Death by PowerPoint” should be a thing of the past. How can you be sure the new visual and audio aids you are using enhance your message …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Ways to Drive Your People Crazy

By | Jun.24.16 | 2 Comments

Work can be stressful. Sure, sometimes you really enjoy your work, particularly when things are going your way. And, of course, you know the things you can do to reduce and manage your own stress …Continue reading »