There has a been a lot of discussion recently about a seemingly flawed ABA survey discussing the value of blogging versus other ways of generating business. I didn’t even enter the fracas because many had done so already. Quite frankly, without being disrespectful to my colleagues who took the time to share their opinions, I […]
UPDATE: While not specifically geared towards law firms, this is a very powerful article from Entrepreneur magazine about social media and business. I strongly encourage you to read ‘Tearing Down the Walls: How Social Media Is Changing Everything About The Way We Do Business.” One notable highlight: “…..Charlene Li, one of the world’s leading thinkers […]
We are continuing to discuss the major societal and cultural changes coming to a head in 2011 and how your clients are going to be impacted by them. You can read the first two discussions here and here to catch up. This third post is going to discuss changes in housing, newspapers, communications and social media. […]
Coming of Age In A New Economy Much has been made about the dire employment conditions in the legal field today. Big Law doesn’t seem to be an option for the class of 2011 as we are firmly entrenched in what some legal commentators are calling the “Lost Generation”. With hiring down and pink slips […]
There is actually a silver lining, however, in this ever-growing world of distrust. Due to social media, the viral nature of information today, those who would look to deceive, suppress, deny accountability through carefully crafted public relations nonsense can’t stem the leaks. Everything is being exposed. Everything is being digitally memorialized. And everything can be digitally altered out of context. Everyone truly does live and work in the proverbial glass house today.
WARNING: If you don’t believe in social media for lawyers, or believe it is a passing fad, or don’t believe there are lessons for lawyers to be learned from outside the legal profession, or don’t like or are offended by highly provocative music videos with powerful societal messages, or all of the above, then don’t read (or watch) this post.
Toby Bloomberg teaches about social media and networking for businesses at Solo Practice University® in a series of Guest Lectures. This is her second lecture recorded on May 4th, 2010. Toby Bloomberg is passionate about helping people (not companies) create initiatives that leverage the power of social media communications to build and nurture “digital corner […]
Beyond the usual internet concerns about inadvertently establishing an attorney-client relationship or giving advice on inadequate information, online networking can create ethical risks that might not be readily apparent. This post highlights some ethical risks on four social media sites frequented by lawyers: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Toby provides guest lectures about social media and networking for businesses at Solo Practice University®. Her first lecture was recorded March 9, 2010. Combining over 15-years of traditional strategic marketing and with the lessons learned from her adventures in over 8 years with social media, Toby’s company, Bloomberg Marketing/Diva Marketing, helps (the people in) organizations join […]
One thing my mother always told me, “The day a hand with a fist full of money comes through the telephone is the day you can stop meeting people in person to close a sale and just hang out on the phone.”