What is the secret sauce to effective social media content?

I always use the following principles to guide me when creating my personal social media posts, company posts and any posts for my clients – these are good reminders to keep in mind as you’re planning out your content strategy.

  • Reuse and repurpose – don’t

Here are a few ideas to organically grow your social media presence and followers on any social channel (only go where your clients/customers and prospects are):

  • Build an editorial calendar to map out future posts
  • Find your niche
  • Share value-added content
  • Use visuals (use canva.com to help you create posts) and create interactive content such

This is not the year to take a break from marketing during the summer.

Even under the best circumstances, it’s incredibly important to ensure your current clients are happy and that you are consistently generating new sources of leads and referrals. This is the time to focus on your ongoing business development and branding efforts.

This is not the year to take a break from social media during the summer. Instead this is the time to focus on your business development and branding efforts.

I don’t know anyone right now especially (or ever) who would say they have enough clients or work. I think everyone is nervous about the economy, the ability to maintain their current volume of work, bring in future clients and support their people.

That being said, it’s incredibly important to ensure your current clients are happy and that you are consistently generating new sources of leads and referrals.

Here are 25 ideas on how to do that, which now involves shifting your strategy from in-person networking and client entertaining to having a strong online presence and thought leadership platform. If you have never used LinkedIn, written an article or blog post or spoken at a webinar, now is the time to pivot to doing all of these. It is never too early or late to start marketing yourself or your firm.


Continue Reading 25 Ways to Boost Your Business and Brand During Summer Downtime

Here are 12 quick tips on how to use social media to build your business and brand for any size company or individuals looking to enhance their profile.

  1. Outline your goals – decide which practices, initiatives and professionals you want to promote so you can build your strategy around them.
  2. Know what your audience wants

I know many of you feel out of sorts right now (that includes me). Our daily routines have been thrown a huge curveball and staying home is our job right now to keep ourselves and others safe against the spread of COVID-19

Remember this too shall pass and things will return to “normal”; your job now is to lay the foundation for when that does happen and also to be ready, willing and able to assist your clients during this time of great change, confusion and stress. Empathy is the single most important characteristic you can have right now to build stronger relationships.

In case you are looking for some “homework” in the marketing and business development area, here are a few ideas to keep you busy during this period.


Continue Reading 20 Ways Small- and Mid-Size Firms Can Appropriately Market Themselves During the Pandemic

Hashtags and visuals help get your social media content noticed. You should be incorporating them into your social strategy if you want to have stronger engagement and maximum impact.

Join me for a virtual program on July 8 at 1pm ET on how to take your social media graphics (and bring video, podcasts and thought

Join me for a virtual program on Wednesday, July 8 at 1pm ET on how to take your social media graphics (and bring video, podcasts and thought leadership) to the next level using Canva and other visual tools. The best part is that none of these tools cost a lot or require graphic design skills.

I am thrilled to be featured in a recent Practising Law Institute (PLI) #inSecuritiesPod podcast along with the brilliant Deborah Farone.

In the podcast, Deborah and I discuss the strategies and tactics we each leverage to help law firms, individual attorneys and practitioners build thriving practices. We delve into how firms and lawyers can