Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson have created the 49th edition of the Digital Edge podcast in the gift giving spirit of December. The lively banter discusses a wide variety of tech items and gadgets both useful and fun in a wide price range that may help you with your December purchases. In addition to their podcast, the list of show notes provides a links of all the items discussed.
Reid Trautz, Chair of ABA Techshow 2012, has also issued his annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. This list also provides some product comparisons and purchase advice. If you are looking for gifts in the productivity, food or just plain fun categories, check out Reid’s list for some great ideas.
One more excellent list which provides a compilation of shopping ideas is Attention, Shoppers: A Lawyer’s Gift Guide from the folks at Attorney At Work. In addition to looking at the list, take a minute to read some of the posts on this site whose motto is ‘one really good idea every day.’
Are you on the Internet frequently? Do you routinely stay online longer than you intended? Are you often preoccupied with thoughts of the Internet? Is your smartphone always by your side, at the ready to send a text or check e-mail? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you may have a problem.
Be Careful With What You Do and Say on Social Networking Sites
Perfect Your Elevator Speech
Contemplate Alternative Billing (Your clients are)
Take Good Care of Current Clients
Your Web Site is Probably Your Most Powerful Marketing Vehicle
Don’t Stop Marketing in Bad Times, But Look at HOW You Are Marketing
Show Me the Money!
Keep Sniffing the Air
Sharon and John always have worthwhile advice. While a Web site and social networking do play a role – don’t forget the human side. Put effort into keeping your current clients happy. Maintain and build on relationships. As Sharon and John note, “Clients are hard and expensive to replace. And current clients are one of the best sources of referrals.”