Deliberate Solos Networking with Dana Heitz and Zara Watkins

Dana Heitz and Zara Watkins join host Michael Meyer to talk about Deliberate Solos, the monthly networking group they organize for solo attorneys and the professionals who assist them. They discuss how the group’s three pillars, networking node, business development incubator, and “pop-up law firm”, work together to support solo attorneys’ practices and overcome the challenges they face.

You can find Dana, Zara and Deliberate Solos at the links above, on Twitter @DeliberateSolos or on LinkedIn.

Empowering Through Networking with Janice Roven and Davida Perry

Janice Roven and Davida Perry discussing the Women's Empowerment Networking Group on the Legal Marketing Studio podcast with host Michael Meyer.

Networking is a crucial part of any business development toolkits. A graphic designer I met through my own networking told me about the Women’s Empowerment Networking Group founded and run by Janice Roven and Davida Perry, and I was struck by the founding story of the all women group. Janice and Davida generously offered to come on the show to discuss their reasons for starting the group, the value of being at its center, the logistical challenges and a bit about diversity.

Recorded May 26, 2017 in the offices of Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP.

Building a Personal Brand with Jasmine Sandler

A strong personal brand can help an attorney or executive to develop new business for his or her firm or company. Jasmine Sandler, keynote speaker, trainer, author and consultant in digital marketing and social selling for global organizations, joins me on the latest podcast to discuss her process for helping attorneys, executives and entrepreneurs build, grow and protect this kind of personal brand. Our conversation touches on the kinds of goals and initiatives served by building these kinds of personal brands, the interaction between this personal branding and firm branding, and the buy-in and commitment required to succeed.

Download Jasmine’s Personal Branding Checklist from her website (will open as a PDF).

Recorded June 15, 2017 at the offices of Jasmine Sandler.

Using Print; Balancing Marketing, Business Development and Business Process Improvement: a Conversation with Mark Messing

Mark Messing, the CMO of Duane Morris, kindly joined me on the Legal Marketing Studio’s last episode of 2016. What was originally intended to be a conversation focused on the way Duane Morris uses print publications within (and throughout) its marketing ended up covering quite a bit more ground. Mark generously shared his thoughts on the relationships between marketing, business development and business process; forging strong client relationships; building engaging pitch teams (and the need for them to rehearse!); the perception gap between a given marketing tool’s aesthetic value vs functional value; and where Mark sees the legal industry and legal marketing moving over the next few years. All in all, lots of really interesting insights in this fascinating podcast.

The print publications discussed in the episode can be seen on the firm’s website here.

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Recorded October 11, 2016 @ the offices of Duane Morris in Philadelphia.