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How to Ask for Feedback

If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Come in here and shut the door," because you "need some feedback" on that project you just finished, you may have an instant aversion to the word “feedback.” For many of us, it’s a synonym for “criticism” ...

Mary Lokensgard - December 18, 2014
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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