10 Ways to Start Your Next Livestream (watch my 3 minute video)

How To Immediately Grab The Attention of Your Audience!

I use these 10 approaches when giving a keynote from the stage, picking a jury, and giving an opening statement or closing argument. They also work very well when livestreaming.

Take a look and let me know what you think. Also, please share if you found value in this short video.

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BTW, our group isn’t just for lawyers, it’s for all professionals and business owners who understand the power of showing their “human side” on social media 😉

How to Have a “Success Mindset” In Business and Life

I believe that an indispensable ingredient to finding success in your practice, business, and life, is having the right mindset. This is especially true when it comes to building your brand on social media. Sharing your personality, being selectively transparent, and putting proper people skills to work will help you stand out above the noise.

While building your brand, it’s important to realize that social media platforms will come and go, but relationships can last a lifetime. Understanding this fact will help you create long-term success. Doing things differently than everyone else in your profession will allow you to stand out and develop an active digital footprint and reputation on the social media platforms resulting in your brand expanding from local to global.

While I was a guest on the popular Maximum Power Podcast, attorneys and co-hosts, Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux, focused our conversation on the topic of “mindset” and asked me questions that I’ve never been asked before. In the end, this particular episode pulled back the curtain on exactly what my mindset has been over the years and, also what I’ve done to build my brand on social media. For those reasons, I want to share it with you.

If you’re serious about building your practice and brand and taking things to the next level, then I recommend you watch this interview. What I’ve shared here, with Jim and Tyson’s permission, is the video version of the Maximum Power Podcast. If you’re interested in listening to the entire interview in podcast version, and on your favorite podcast platform, you can do so here.

More about Mitch and the LegalMinds Mastermind

Mitch is an award-winning 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year, who enjoys combining law, technology, and social media to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. You can stay connected with Mitch right here at the Streaming.Lawyer website!

His LegalMinds.lawyer global mastermind is a cutting-edge global community created to help members embrace digital and expand their brand from local to global! Learn more at LegalMinds.lawyer and get his free weekly email update at LegalMinds.lawyer/newsletter

Fantastic Time Speaking at Tony Robbins!

I recently had the opportunity to share the stage with my friend, David Meerman Scott, at the Tony Robbins Business Mastery Event in Las Vegas. There were 2,000 people in the audience and I walked away impressed with the entire production, experience and everyone involved.

David and I talked about marketing and branding and specifically, the concept of real time newsjacking. In fact, during the event David shared his new course titled, “New Marketing Mastery” which includes everything you need to know about this powerful business tactic. I newsjack in one form or another, on a weekly basis, and encourage anyone interested in doing the same to get David’s course. It’s that good!

It looks like I’ll be back at next year’s event and so maybe I’ll see you there!

 

The Streaming Lawyer in INC.com

I’m very appreciative of Dakota Shane for profiling me in his Inc.com article titled, “This Attorney Can Teach You More About Building a Brand Using Social Media Than Any Marketing Book.”

Look no further if you’re curious to learn how I use social media and what I share in my LegalMinds Mastermind. 

Just Out! The New 6th Edition of “The New Rules of Marketing and PR” by David Meerman Scott

I’m honored to be profiled in Chapter 5 of David Meerman Scott’s 6th edition of his best-selling book, “The New Rules of Marketing and PR.” The chapter is titled, “Blogs: Tapping Millions of Evangelists To Tell Your Story” and frankly, it shares some of my favorite approaches to building your brand and creating global top-of-mind awareness and influence. I know you’re going to like all of the tips, information and stories found in David’s updated book!

To put the value of David’s book into context, it’s important to know that the first edition of “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” was published in 2007 and was six months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list. Since then the book has sold more than 375,000 copies in English in the various editions and is now available in 29 languages from Albanian to Vietnamese. Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world use it as a text in class and many companies require all marketing and PR staff to read a copy.

The newly updated 6th edition is out in the USA and will soon reach other countries around the world. It includes a dozen fresh new examples of success. Click here for more information and to place your order!


Update: I’ll be sharing the stage with David in Las Vegas later this month at the Tony Robbins Business Mastery Event. Look for our updates and livestreams during the upcoming event and click here or on the image below to watch a short live video of David sharing my newsjacking efforts at the recent Florida event 😉

Do The Right Thing In Your Social Media Community!

Do The Right Thing on Social Media

Each of us must rededicate ourselves to serving the common good. We are a community. Our individual fates are linked; our futures intertwined; and if we act in that knowledge and in that spirit together, as the Bible says: “We can move mountains.”

-Jimmy Carter

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My first website went up in 1996 and over the years, I’ve experienced good things on the Internet, social media, and digital platforms.

I’m a fan. I “get it” and enjoy the technology dance. The platforms we all use allow us to add value to others, build relationships, and show our human side. It’s an amazing time to be alive.

But during this same period of time, I’ve also personally observed a tremendous amount of online fraud, crime, and wrongdoing take place. And this bothers me.

Just over the past two years on social media I’ve watched more than one dishonest business person use his or her “fame” or “influence” to mislead others and take thousands of dollars from other people.

Over the past two years on social media I’ve observed the harm caused by a social media influencer (who at the time also happened to be a convicted registered sex offender with 300k+ followers on Twitter) and and his online “friends” by initiating and encouraging  a misguided social media feeding frenzy resulting in false defamatory statements being made and harming the reputations of good hardworking people.

Over the past two years on social media, I’ve observed multiple people, including a well know Snapchat user, arrested for alleged crimes involving child pornography.

Over the past two years on social media, I’ve watched people steal other people’s ideas, clients, trade secret list, and even entire websites from hard working digital business owners.

And over the past two years on social media, I’ve watched and read about careless people causing harm and death to others because they tried to live stream or update their social media status while driving.

Speaking of distracted driving, during this same period of time, I’ve been retained to help numerous people harmed by the careless distracted driving of others. This included a family who’s grandmother and two-year-old granddaughter were both killed by a distracted driver. Even my own son, Garrett, lost two of his soccer teammates to reckless distracted driving.

Both of my kids have been hit from behind by distracted drivers. My daughter, AJ, had her car totaled and Garrett had major damage to his car. Both were injured but are doing better today. It’s because of these very personal experiences that Garrett and I started StopDD.Today. 

Looking back on all of these situations, the careless and often times intentional conduct of these wrongdoers is inexcusable and pathetic. This type of conduct should never be permitted or condoned!

But too often it is. Too often people who know the facts simply look the other way.

That’s not OK.

Because there is  no place in my life for people like this, I’ve already unfollowed, blocked, and stopped supporting what these people are doing. I’ve advised my clients to do the same. After you read this post, I hope you do too.

Online Community Neighborhood Watch

Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. I know I do. Maybe you do too.

But there’s a big difference between people who work hard, do their best and sometimes fall short and make a mistake and others, who intentionally try to harm and deceive other people. This is especially true when crimes are committed.

Some friends of mine have taken the position that we should live and let live when it comes to our social media communities. They tell me not to get involved. Just look the other way and forget about it.

I understand what they’re saying and normally this is my approach when it comes to the “little” things in life. I’ve got more than enough on my plate to keep me busy for many years to come.

Having said that, I think it’s important to appreciate who really benefits, and who is harmed, when there are no consequences and wrongdoers are not held accountable. I explore that last statement further below.

In the offline community we’ve lived in since 1991, we have a neighborhood watch. Our neighbors and friends all look out for each for each other and the system works pretty well.

neighborhood 600

Just two weeks ago I posted some pictures on Facebook of all of us hanging out in front of our homes during a Friday evening neighborhood block party (above). What I didn’t mention is that later that night one of our kids noticed a teenager from a party down the street try to steal a skateboard, speaker, and several other items from our neighbor’s open garage.

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