Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We frequently talk about sending out professional announcements and the like as a way of staying on the radar of your prospects. I recently heard from two experts who are being innovative in this regard. One expert witness recommends referring a potential client to an attorney on your list and letting him or her know you are doing so by asking them if it would be okay. (True networking is about providing value...)
Another expert keeps track of law firms' charitable events and functions such as golf tournaments and either participates of just attends. The key to this type of marketing is not to go and hand out business cards, but rather to meet people and form relationships. And remember, listening actually creates a better impression than talking sometimes.