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Follow Company

I was on LinkedIn the other day and noticed that some algorithm had selected a number of companies that may be of interest to me.  At the bottom of the list was my old law firm, which does not exist anymore (that firm merged with a larger firm several years ago).  Next to the name of my old […]

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It Doesn’t Have To Be A Circle

We stayed with friends in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.  They have a two year old little girl.  Every electrical outlet in the wall is plugged with a plastic safety device so she can’t put her fingers in there.  The device is shaped like a circle with the bottom sliced off in a straight […]

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I’m Not Interested

In the months before my first book came out, I was tasked with asking people to read the book and potentially provide a quotation for the book jacket.  The book, Thrive: A New Lawyer’s Guide To Law Firm Practice, is specific to the legal community, and so I reached out to lawyers and law school administrators specifically. On […]

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How’s Your Credibility?

When I was still practicing law, I worked on a highly contentious trial on behalf of a Hollywood producer.  This trial was unlike anything I had seen before.  In true Hollywood form, every day was full of drama and theatrics, twists and turns, lies and deceit. One of my favorite things about the experience was […]

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I’ve Seen Worse

Before we get into this week’s post, I wanted to let you know my FREE speech writing webinar is available now. If you haven’t already, come on over and get on the list! The webinar is available for this week only, so jump on it now! More importantly, if you haven’t yet seen this clip […]

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There’s No Longer An App For That

The very same day I launched my first business (a professionalism, presence, and presentation training program for new lawyers), a clever legal app was launched that gained instant recognition and popularity and was featured on various legal and techie blogs as the must-download legal app of the year. This business had precisely nothing to do […]

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Who’s Watching Over You?

Last fall, there was a great article in the New Yorker about the value of coaching.  The author, a surgeon who had been practicing for a number of years, enlisted a former professor to coach him through a series of surgeries and help him improve his technique and skill.  Athletes and singers have coaches, the author […]

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It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start

My sister Fabianne, Greenhorn Bold copy editor extraordinaire, shared some writing with me that I wanted, in turn, to share with you.  You know, it really doesn’t matter where you start.  Here’s to a bold and brilliant 2013! *     *     * I had never heard of Helen Gurley Brown until the […]

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New Year

3 Must-Know Business Lessons Of The Year (For Speakers & Others!)

Happy New Year! As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 begins, I hope that you have had a chance to connect with friends, family, and loved ones, and that you are feeling a renewed energy for the upcoming year. As I think about the last year in business, I have learned three valuable lessons […]

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Two Must-Have Pieces of Content

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that your upcoming year is filled with health, abundance, and joy. A quick thought today: “In every presentation, you should communicate two things: great content; and something about yourself.” Click to tweet!  The great content is a given.  You will have to prepare an impeccable […]

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