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Creative Price Negotiation

Before you can draw a line in the pricing sand, you have to have a replacement source of revenue.

Mike O'Horo - March 12, 2019

Business Development: Step One Is Always ‘Google It’

Lawyers know they have to stay in contact. Otherwise, you risk missing out on work simply because too long of a gap between communications made the client or prospect forget you. But too many lawyers struggle to generate relevant welcomed ...

Mike O'Horo - February 7, 2019
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Are You Creating and Converting Sales Opportunities? How to Get in the Game

Unless you're creating sales opportunities, or converting sales opportunities, you're hanging out on the sidelines with the other nonplayers.

Mike O'Horo - December 19, 2018

Show Me (More Than) the Money! Motivating Marketing Behavior

Marketers of anything who fail to learn prospective buyers’ motivation are doomed to fail.

Mike O'Horo - October 17, 2018

Men and Women Communicate Differently, But …

Regardless of the buyer's or seller's gender, there is a reliable way to communicate when selling your services.

Mike O'Horo - August 20, 2018
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No Need to Walk on Eggshells with Follow-up Emails

When sending a series of follow-up emails to prospects, many lawyers get anxious about how well they’re balancing persistence against the risk of being perceived as pushy and turning off the prospect. This is a legitimate concern. However, you ...

Mike O'Horo - July 23, 2018
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Associates: Read Your Way to Business Development Success

In an issue of Strategy+Business, management guru Tom Peters suggests a number of books he considers valuable to read. In the interview, he quotes a respected business leader friend who argues that the No. 1 problem with big company CEOs is ...

Mike O'Horo - June 25, 2018
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One Shift That Will Improve Business Development Results

Business development needn’t be complicated, difficult or distressing. However, for many lawyers, it’s all of that. Most of that can be eliminated by a single shift in perspective. It comes down to this: You need a specific market focus to ...

Mike O'Horo - May 3, 2018
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More Rainmaking Advice for New Associates: Earning Partner Preference

In the years it takes before your lawyering skills develop to where you can produce work product that clients will pay for, you cost your firm a lot more than you generate. That’s expected, but it doesn’t mean that in the interim you can’t ...

Mike O'Horo - March 27, 2018
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Advice to New Associates on Becoming a Rainmaker

You passed the bar and got your first job in a law firm. Congratulations. Now it’s time to start becoming a rainmaker. “Whoa,” you say. “Slow down. Become a rainmaker? I still have to become a real lawyer. You know, one whose work clients will ...

Mike O'Horo - January 29, 2018