If individual lawyers at a law firm position themselves as thought leaders and industry experts through speaking engagements marketing, they can leverage this influence to both answer the questions of potential clients and to build brand awareness for the entire law firm.
Category: Business Development
Since we can’t speak at live events or network in person, online authority marketing is more important now than ever before. People who decide to market their authority invest in what appears in digital search results for their name, their firm name, and their specific areas of expertise. When the results of a web search position you and your firm as experts in your practice areas and geographic locations, your authority or credibility rises.
While many aspects of virtual events remain similar to in-person ones, there are important differences for which to plan. Understanding how to properly prepare your law firm for a virtual legal event will make the entire process run more smoothly.
With many different brands and law firms out there vying for the public’s attention online, ensuring your firm is seen in all the right places, as well as present on all the right platforms is essential. While brand awareness for law firms has its unique aspects, it’s not all that different from your favorite brand building awareness for its company either. One of the most important differentiating factors of brand awareness for attorneys and law firms is claiming, setting up, building out, and maintaining up-to-date industry specific directory listings (like Avvo) to showcase your firm and its services.
Business development is a revenue generation tactic most law firms are familiar with. Strategies can include attending and participating in CLE’s, submitting your written work to legal and academic journals, and more. With this in mind, it’s important to know how to expand on business development basics to further your firm’s reach and to ensure you are getting the most out of your efforts.
If you’re planning to speak at an event or you want to pitch yourself to speak at an event, you’ll need to write a speaker biography to properly introduce yourself to the audience. But what should you put in the bio? How do you highlight your skills without sounding like you’re bragging? Personally, I’ve found…