Super Bowl Sunday: Chris Brogan Interviews Mitch Jackson

Three years ago on Super Bowl Sunday (2015), best-selling author, speaker and consultant/guru, Chris Brogan interviewed me a couple of hours before kickoff. The topics included approaches and tips to finding  success in business, life, #law and #social.

Before today’s kickoff, click here and take 20 min and enjoy this nice little blast from the past!



What’s Your ‘Why’ on Social Media?

Towards the end of 2017 I shared this little rant with my LegalMinds Mastermind. Today, I’m sharing it with you.

I believe there’s a right and wrong way to build your social media brand and business. This is especially true if you’re a professional.

With this in mind, this video shares one of the most important messages I’ve posted in years. I hope my short rant will help you find success in 2018!

If you’re interested, here’s a bit more about my LegalMinds Mastermind

I created my cutting-edge mastermind community for professionals. It’s a global community that revolves around giving and helping others. At the same time, it’s designed to show members how to embrace and tap into the power of social media to expand their brand and top-of-mind awareness from local to global.

Depending on the membership plan you select, members get:

  • Private Consulting
  • Private 24/7 membership website
  • Exclusive email updates and content on practice development and entrepreneural digital tips, approaches and news
  • Weekly Live Video Conference (group) for all members with Q&A (recorded for 24/7 viewing)
  • Private 24/7 Facebook Group updates, resources, and networking
  • Immediate access to all content
  • Immediate membership in a trusted global community
  • Legal and business networking
  • Ongoing accountability and much more!

    If you’d like to learn more about my LegalMinds Mastermind, click here.


When Negotiating On Behalf of Your Company or Country, It’s Never Just “A” or “B”

This weekend the United States Government shut down. Everyone is pointing fingers at the other, and the impasse is focused on divisive talking points, name calling, and politics more than anything else.

Skilled negotiators know and understand that what America is watching has little to do with constructive negotiation and everything to do with positioning, talking points and politics. What’s happening isn’t right, but it does put the spotlight on a basic negotiation tactic that you’re watching on nonstop basis. What I’m talking about is the negotiation tactic of allowing the other side to frame something as either “A” or “B”.

Several years ago I uploaded to SlideShare my presentation, “A Trial Lawyer’s Negotiation Secrets- 30 Years of Tips and Approaches” to help people negotiate better (37,000 views). Slide #35 is particularly relevant to this weekend’s news. It reads, “Don’t fall into the trap of the either/or dichotomy. It’s never only A or B. There’s always C, D and E.”

I recommend everyone view this quick SlideShare and contrast the proven approaches I share with what you’re watching on television or social media. When done, ask yourself, “What’s really going on with the budget negotiations?”

Knowing what you now know about effective negotiation, what would you do differently to resolve the budget issue? What approach will you focus on in your next negotiation?

Here’s the full SlideShare presentation

Turn Your Professional Practice Into The “Hamilton” of Your Industry!

“Innovation Starts by Crossing Disciplines and Taking Action” -@MitchJackson

Lisa and I caught the Saturday matinee of the Pulitzer-and-Tony-award-winning musical “Hamilton,” at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The show, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was amazing!

It’s not the first time a book about Alexander Hamilton or, a musical or play was written and performed about this period of time in American history. In fact, Miranda was inspired to write the musical after picking up historian Ron Chernow’s book in the airport.

Continue reading “Turn Your Professional Practice Into The “Hamilton” of Your Industry!”

2017 ABA Journal 100 Web “Best Law Twitter” List!

The American Bar Association has over 600,000 members. This week, Mitch was honored to be included on its 2017 ABA Journal 100 Web Best Law 25 Twitter List.

If you’re interested in law, business, social media, livestreaming, community service, technology, life skills, politics and sports, then connect with Mitch on Twitter @mitchjackson