My first law firm job 20 years ago was overseeing the alumni relations program at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Back then we had a hard copy alumni contact directory and held a fancy alumni networking event once per year.

We also built one of the first law firm alumni microsites – it was

No one likes to hear no. Especially me. And I feel like I’ve been hearing no on a number of fronts lately, which has me not feeling so confident.

If there is one thing that’s true about being an entrepreneur or being in sales, it’s that you have to get used to rejection and failure.

Listen up job interviewers, sales professionals, lawyers and marketers (and single people too) – or anyone who wants to really get something – I have some advice for you that I wish I knew a long time ago.

Do you know how sometimes you can be on a job interview, a sales meeting or on

If you’re not using video content on your social media channels you’re missing out on engaging with your audiences through a very effective medium where they get to really know you.

You can make all the videos in the world but if you don’t engage with your audience and make your content as accessible as

Are you around this week? I am!

Use this time to your advantage when it comes to your marketing efforts and join me for a just-scheduled pop up free webinar on Wednesday, September 1 at 12:30pm ET on how to use LinkedIn to build your brand and business.

You’ll learn practical tips for expanding your

Here’s why you aren’t closing the deal or winning the piece of business – you make the new business pitch and meetings all about YOU.

It should be about your clients. It should be about how you can make their lives better and easier.

You should not be regurgitating your company mission statement and providing

The end of summer/going into fall is the PERFECT time to focus on your business development and branding efforts especially since many of your peers and competitors may not be.

We are in the hottest job market in years right now – this is the time to focus on your own personal branding and business

Do you want to learn the secrets of effectively branding and marketing yourself?

Join me (and Zoltar) for a free webinar this Tuesday 8/24 at 12:30pm ET where I will explore how to effectively leverage personal branding and business development tools to your advantage.

This end of summer/going into fall is the PERFECT time to

Do you want to know the real keys to success on LinkedIn?

It’s about shifting to a client-centric mindset in all you do.

It’s about making your posts about your audience and helping them.

It’s not about posting ME-centric content that touts your successes.

Real success happens on LinkedIn when you start building relationships and

Your work is just beginning if you smartly choose to use every webinar and conference you attend as a way to bolster your brand and expand your professional network.
Continue to cultivate these relationships and implement the valuable takeaways you learned while building your personal brand. Here’s how.
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Professional conferences and