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Impact Marketing: Don’t Choose The Chotchkies

June 23, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Dr. Sandra Thompson Short of putting your firm name on the side of a high-rise building for everyone on the freeway to see, what can small firms […]

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Beyond Networking: Start a Legal Mastermind Group

June 19, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Christine A. Wilton Some of the most successful business leaders of our time all have a mastermind group. Benjamin Franklin, Ivan Misner, Brian Tracy, Walt Disney, and […]

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Three Networking Tips You Might Not Have Considered

June 18, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

 This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Dwayne Allen Thomas True story: I’ve gotten a fair number of dates at professional networking meetings. I’ve told this story a few times, so I know what […]

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Twitter and Other People’s Privacy

February 14, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

This Saturday, February 18, 2012, I’ll be attending the Maryland State Bar Association’s Hanging a Shingle program. I’m participating not as a speaker (not asked) or as a way to promote my books, Solo by Choice or Social Media for Lawyers or this blog (I can’t, since the MSBA endorses neither), but simply as a […]

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Summertime, Selling and the Solo

June 22, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

So, it’s summertime for the solo, and surprisingly, the selling is easy. At least, I’ve always thought so. For starters, lots of law practices slow down, what with clients, other judges and lawyers on vacation and many lawyers have time on their hands. Moreover, with the economy in its current state, it’s a buyer’s market […]

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Always On

March 23, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

A few days ago, I called a colleague at a mid-sized energy firm who’s known for a particular niche. As we chatted, I remarked how it was odd that we’d never run into each other at industry conferences to which she responded that she rarely does facetime these days. Doesn’t need to. My guess is […]

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Why I Say Maybe [No Thanks] to Handwritten Thank You Notes [Update 3/16/11]

March 16, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

See update notes at end of post (3/16/2011) Inspired by posts singing the praises of handwritten thank-you notes (like this, this and this), I decided to experiment a little myself. For the past month or two, I’ve sent a dozen or so handwritten notes to colleagues, thanking them for taking the time to meet with […]

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A Match Made in the Blogosphere

October 12, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

From afar, they seemed like opposites: a tough New York City criminal law trench warrior with disdain for high faultin’ academics and a talent for effortless and abundant insights and a world-travelling, West Coast civil litigator with a global practice and a penchant for literature and a knack brevity. Yet they spoke each others’ language, […]

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No Need to Niche Alone: Collaborative Niche, the Firm of the Future

September 7, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Regular readers know that I’m a big fan niche practice. Indeed, niche practice is fast becoming a niche of its own on other solo blogs, particularly Chuck Newton’s Third Wave. But niche practices aren’t just for solos and small firms. Today, I came across this Press Release for the Redgrave LLP, a law firm serving […]

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Social Media or the Internet Alone Won’t Help You Find A Job

February 8, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Don’t get me wrong – I’m a fan of social media when used ethically and responsibly.  Heck, I’ve got a book on  social media for lawyers with Niki Black that’s coming out at the end of next month. As a shy person myself, I understand the appeal of social media:  it’s easy.  You don’t risk […]

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