People Skills

Shy? How to Make It in a Networking World

Question: I'm an inexperienced lawyer, and naturally timid. How can I be expected to thrive in a networking environment? What's the best way to follow up after meeting someone? When should I ask for their business? In this ...

The Editors - September 8, 2014

At a Loss for Words? A Handy Phrase Book for Law Firm Management

Some people always know exactly what to say. When words fail the rest of us, these people deliver the smooth segue, the clever comeback, the perfect parting shot. How do they do it so effortlessly? Maybe they've taken a page from Patrick Alain's ...

Joan Feldman - May 10, 2013

Big Ideas for Small Talk

Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. But for others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter category — and most of ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - April 26, 2011
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