LinkedIn ProFinder is an online marketplace that connects professional service providers (including attorneys) with LinkedIn members who need their services. With nearly 500,000 solo practitioners in the United States, and many solos struggling to generate business, LinkedIn’s new service could prove to be an integral piece of the business development puzzle for many lawyers. How ProFinder Works A […]
As an attorney, you have an ethical obligation to avoid false or misleading communications about your services. A LinkedIn Profile with the wrong firm name is both.
It’s late on a Friday afternoon, and you are finishing up your week’s to-do list so you can leave the office at a normal hour. You have no clients coming in this afternoon, and your assistant/receptionist has left early. You get a call at 4:45pm – it’s a potential client with an urgent matter. “Can you meet […]
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Winter Conference on how to use LinkedIn to gain visibility and build the relationships important for business development. If you are interested in viewing the presentation, you can access the Prezi here. Components of a LinkedIn Profile If you are new […]
I am brushing up on all things LinkedIn as I prepare for my presentation at this Friday’s NCADA Winter Conference. In doing so, I came across this infographic on LinkedIn created by Leisure Jobs that I found via Koka Sexton. It covers much more than the requirements of a complete profile, including recommendations vs. endorsements, optimizing your […]
Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Alt JD Conference. I presented on “Using LinkedIn to Find Your Alternative Career.” You can find the link to my Prezi here.A huge thank you to Erik Mazzone and Joyce Brafford for all their hard work in putting together an amazing program. […]
I get this question from attorneys A LOT. While my official answer has always been “Don’t connect with people you don’t know,” I still find guilt creeping in and causing me to “Accept” invitations from people I have never met. That’s why I was so excited when I came across this post from Kirsten Jensen […]
If you have a LinkedIn profile, you’ve seen the LinkedIn “Endorsements” feature by now. It has definitely generated a lot of questions from the attorneys at my firm. Nancy Myrland’s article “What You Need to Know About LinkedIn Endorsements” from a week or so ago on Attorney at Work provides a fantastic overview for attorneys. […]