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Communicate to Break Down Barriers

A puppy now lives with my partner and I. This is an exciting, while challenging time! What we’re quickly noticing is how Star, this young pup, takes on the energy and attitude we give her. So if we want to spend our time correcting and disciplining – which of course, we don’t, we don’t think .. read more

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On October 14th, 2015, posted in: attorneys, behavior, communication, communication coach, law student by

Lacking Motivation? Training can inspire!

Do you remember why you entered your profession? If you’re an attorney, you may have had the grand desire to make a difference. And once you entered your practice, you may have learned the difference you want to make is bill more hours make partner live the life you want Whatever you’re interested in making .. read more

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Can I Coach Myself on Communication Style?

When it comes to being the eyes and ears of our own value, what do you think? Can you coach yourself on how you come across? to others? If you’re the typical attorney, you want to make sure you think about things that matter. A few things to think about: Oral communication isn’t the same .. read more

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The Biggest Training Void in the Law Professsion

In the 5 years I have been supporting the attorney profession, I have noticed there is something commonly overlooked with regards to professional development. The biggest void in professional skill development for attorneys is in an area that ranks in the top 3 needs of their profession. Of course they need to research – they .. read more

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You may be surprised who wants practice speaking

I remember when a global law firm reached out to engage me for delivering a conversation workshop to its summer interns. “They need to have the social skills to quickly meet and communicate within the firm as well as demonstrate confidence in their abilities should we want them around longer.” I got it. Makes sense, .. read more

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On March 3rd, 2014, posted in: attorneys, confidence, public speaking, Uncategorized by

Get Clear

Once you are clear about your practice, commit it to writing and passionately communicate it to those inside and out. Michael Gerber, The E-Myth Attorney   It took me several years to get clarity about my business focus. After I moved on from teaching high school speech, communication and theatre, I entered an exploratory phase .. read more

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On February 25th, 2013, posted in: attorneys, commit, focus by

Level Your Playing Field – Speak

Don’t have the advertising budget others have? You needn’t worry. You have something that levels the playing field. Solo practitioners often feel pigeonholed into getting only small-scale accounts and clients based on thinking their budgets are far too restrictive. With limited funds come limited reach, they think. Yet some have come to realize  they have .. read more

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On December 27th, 2012, posted in: attitude, attorneys, audience, business development by

Tell a story. Ask for business

I used to go over the top with introducing myself, not knowing how much to say, and usually babbling until what I said sounded good to me. In this case, there were usually a lot of questions my listener had about qualifications and marketing strategy or simply blank stares. Quite often the conversation shifted pretty fast. At .. read more

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Self-promotion gut check

Promoting is not my specialty. It isn’t lost on me that my business is to help people share their voice. But self-promotion is and has always been uncomfortable for me. Self-promoting, for an introvert, is logical yet too personal for comfort. So the question is, how do we get beyond the comfort? Like many things .. read more

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Introverts, Now Make Something Happen

I really love introverts. We go deeper and get more involved in the meaning of and importance of things than others do. Yet sometimes we forget to do something about it. I’ve been there, too. I pour myself into a topic, sit for hours in front of my laptop doing the due diligence, make notes, .. read more

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On April 12th, 2012, posted in: action, attorneys, inspire, introverts, support by