I had a blast chatting with the always amazing Jennifer Watson on AgoraPulse’s Social Pulse Weekly live video show. We share tips to help you get your business digitally ready to finish 2021 with a BANG!
Wednesday was “Equal Pay Day,” and I enjoyed participating in a Clubhouse Room with Dr. Lola Adeyemi and several dozen other amazing professionals to discuss this issue. While the underlying problem of unequal pay can only be fixed by new laws, legislation, and enforcement in the courts (we need more of this), the conversation shifted over to negotiation skills and techniques.
Now I think we all know that being forced to negotiate your position doesn’t fix the big problem of unequal pay for the same position, it is often the only recourse available for most of us in the short-term. With that in mind, I’m sharing the following blog post that contains some of my favorite negotiation tips and approaches.
I’ve also included a few resources that have helped me become a better communicator. Hopefully, there’s something here that will help you too.
Please share with anyone who you feel could use a few pointers when it comes to negotiating and communicating better https://streaming.lawyer/negotiation/
Robert Hanna and yours truly discuss having a successful 2021 legal marketing and branding philosophy, which emphasizes creativity and variation over traditional “box-ticking.”
As Rob shares in his podcast post:
🔥 Mitch shares his story, from growing up in an Arizona ranch to becoming a top trial lawyer in California;
🔥 How outdated legal marketing courses led Mitch to embrace the internet and social media for his personal brand and practice;
🔥 His digital marketing advice for 2021, including why Mitch thinks Clubhouse is so revolutionary;
🔥 Why the pandemic will mean long-term efficiency gains for the global legal industry.
The other day I was in a large audience on Clubhouse listening to someone on a crowded stage laughing about not paying attention and running a red light while trying to moderate a Clubhouse Room. When he said this, 3-4 other people unmuted and said, while joking, that they had done similar things while driving and using the Clubhouse app (rolled through a stop sign, drifted into another lane, almost hit a pedestrian).
Listening to this reminded me about how many people are not aware of what distracted driving is and the real and tragic dangers and consequences of distracted driving. It brought me back to the early days of live streaming on Meerkat and Periscope and the challenges we faced with educating good people who were making bad decisions when it came to the dangers of live streaming while driving.
Since April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, I thought I’d share a bit of context about the growing problem of distracted driving not only on Clubhouse, but across social media. If you haven’t already done so, please watch the above video. Even better, share it with your family and friends.
Did you know that 4,000-6,000 people are killed each year by distracted driving?
Did you know that 400,000-600,000 people are injured each year by distracted drivers? To put this number into perspective, only about 290,000 are injured by drunk drivers.
Did you know that at any given daylight second in America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while distracted driving? (Again, that’s every single second!)
Did you know that 3-5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road and your mind is distracted when looking at your smartphone while driving? At 55mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field blindfolded.
WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AND WHY IS IT A PROBLEM ON CLUBHOUSE?
Good question. Here’s the answer.
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from driving. There are three main types of distractions:
Visual: taking your eyes off the road (looking at your phone);
Manual: taking your hands off the wheel (tapping the “unmute” button, messaging people and inviting raised hands to the stage);
Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving (listening to and participating in conversations on Clubhouse).
Using your smartphone while on the Clubhouse app, while driving, combines all three of these dangers. It’s careless, reckless and dangerous.
Did you know that hands-free driving (this includes bluetooth and phone mounts) doesn’t eliminate these distractions. Using a bluetooth or other hands free device DOES NOT increase your safety, or the safety of others around you.
Why? Because your mind is still on the conversation. You’re not thinking about the act of driving. In fact, even after using your bluetooth or hands free device, you continue to be distracted from the act of driving up to another 27 seconds after use.
As Professor David Strayer, states in the following article, “It’s kind of comparable to trying to balance your checkbook as you’re driving down the road. No one would do that.”
I invite you to read, “Study: Hands-free devices distract drivers for 27 seconds after use.”
Please help lead our Clubhouse communities by example. When it comes to moderating Clubhouse rooms or jumping up on stage and contributing to the conversation while driving, let’s make sure everyone is aware of how unsafe it is to use Clubhouse while driving.
What I’ll be doing is respectfully reminding anyone who’s on stage with me to please drop down to the audience until it’s safe to join the conversation. I’ll also take the opportunity to share a few of the distracted driving stats and the link to this post.
I believe that education and leading example is what will change this reckless and dangerous behavior. Over the last 9 years, I’ve watched the friends and social media influencers stop live streaming while driving and I know this can happen in our Clubhouse community too.
I’m convinced that when the right people step up on the Clubhouse platform and lead by example, awareness levels will rise and the the amount of distracted driving Clubhouse users will decrease.
We’ll be talking about this more on Monday, March 22nd at 1 PM PDT (4 PM ET). Please click here to join us in the Room.
Thanks everyone. Let’s all enjoy Clubhouse but do so in a safe and considerate way. If you think this post adds value, please share with your Clubhouse family and friends.
Related Posts and Resources
End Distracted Driving EndDD.org
#clubhouse #stopdd #enddd #itcanwait
Last Friday, Clubhouse updated its app allowing you to share your unique Profile and Club links. For the first time, you can now share these links with your social media community.
Why is this important? Because you can now quickly and easily share your valuable Clubhouse brand and activities with your audience. It makes it easy for people to connect and follow you on the platform.
To help you do this, I’ve put together 10 easy and powerful ways to share your new Clubhouse links:
#1: Share links in your social media profile bios. For example, think about including an invitation to connect with you on Clubhouse in your Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram profiles. Maybe something like:
“Let’s stay connected on Clubhouse. Click https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@mitchjackson and get powerful tips in my Club, “Marketing and Social Media for Lawyers” https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/marketingandsocialmediaforlawyers
(Pro-Tip- I’m doing this but using Tips #4 and #5 to make the links shorter and easier to share)
#2: Share links in your social media posts. When posting about topics that relate to your activity on Clubhouse, let your audience know they can get more real-time information or engage in real-time conversation on the topic over on Clubhouse. Then, share your links.
Let’s have some fun, create new connections and make history!
Please stop by our Clubhouse Room on Thursday, March 11th, between 9 am ET and 5 pm ET, and say hello. Even better, raise your hand, jump up on stage, and introduce yourself. Meet our special guest co-moderators and connect with other professionals in the legal community from around the world. Click here to join us on Clubhouse!
Wednesday Afternoon Update: Just some of the SPECIAL GUESTS who will be joining us on stage!
We believe Clubhouse is all about building relationships and adding value through quality conversations. On Thursday, we’re going to set a world record in the legal community for doing just that!
Here’s the plan:
We’re going live on Thursday at 9 am ET in our Clubhouse Room along with a few special guests who will be helping co-moderate the room throughout the day. We’ll be asking lawyers and other members of our legal community (students, professors, support staff, teams, legal tech and third party resources) to raise their hands and join us on stage.