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Social Networking Continuum

October 11, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

I’ve just updated my online book on Social Networking — it should be available for download in the next day or two (if you’ve already downloaded a copy, you’ll automatically receive the update).  But I thought I’d share a diagram that I’ve included in the new version, which focuses on the intermediate step of taking […]

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Twitter: A Downpour of Information But the Sun Always Shines

September 11, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

[modified 9/12/08,6:30 am] Like some of my lawyer buddies on Twitter, I’ve noticed that I’ve had an increase in followers ever since JD Supra published this list of lawyers on Twitter.  While I’m flattered to have you all as new friends, don’t expect my tweets to give all that much insight on what I’m (or […]

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NEW- Free e-book: Social Networking for Lawyers: The What, Why and How

July 27, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

This past Friday, I hosted a proof of concept course on Social Networking for Lawyers.  As part of the course materials, I prepared a 30 page ebook, entitled Social Networking for Lawyers: What, Why & How that gives an overview of social networking tools for lawyers (the “what”), describes how these tools can help build […]

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ABA Tech Show 2008 – How Technology Is Redefining the Attorney Client Relationship

March 18, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

The most important thing that I took away from the ABA Tech Show doesn’t have anything to do with a gee-whiz gadget or gizmo that will increase productivity or help lawyers work less and earn more.  Instead, what I want to share are some of the trends that have taken hold of the profession and […]

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Taking Online Networking Off the Grid

February 7, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Like most of my solo and small firm colleagues,  I’m a fan of online networking, i.e., building meaningful and trusted relationships through listserves, and and blogs.  Not only do these online tools help us find clients or share our knowlege and expertise with others and improve the quality of the profession at large, […]

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Building Relationships as a Way to Market

July 25, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

At my Legal Blogwatch beat, I posted here about marketing through building relationships with other lawyers and prospective and existing clients. As I discuss, one tool that is faciliating relationship building is Face Book – so maybe it’s time that you got yourself an account.

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The Best Reason Not To Believe The “Experts”

November 5, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Over at Lex Blog, Kevin O’Keefe posts about some of the negative reaction to his earlier discussion about how younger lawyers are using MySpace for advertising.  Seems that some marketing experts don’t find MySpace a sufficiently dignified or suitable marketing tool. While I find much value in the advice that practice management advisors and experts […]

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Make MySpace Your Space

September 26, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

One of the keys to successful marketing is to find yourself a place which hasn’t been saturated by lawyers.  Thus far, MySpace is one of those spaces and as Kevin O’Keefe of Lex Blog reports, that’s why it’s been a successful marketing spot for 28 year old lawyer Anicia Ogonsky, otherwise known as legallyblondepa.  In […]

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