Enjoying the Sunrise with Jason Falls (Social Media for Business and Entrepreneurs)

“The early bird gets the worm”

So much fun being the 5 am guest (8 am ET) on Jason Falls’ “Go Ahead Caller” Linkedin live video and podcast earlier today.

The topic was “Social Media for Business and Entrepreneurs” and I invite you to watch and listen here.

Jason Falls and Mitch Jackson

LIVE! My Interview with Travis Hise of the Association of Entrepreneurial Attorneys

Travis and I covered everything an #attorney needs to know and do to get started on social media. Watch below or click here to watch on YouTube.

Want to get the book that Travis recommended? Here’s the link on Amazon. Learn more about the AEA here.

10 “Non-Legal” Products, Platforms, and Services I Use in My Law Practice and Highly Recommend!

While I am a brand ambassador for 3 of these 10 companies, the reason I’m recommending them here is because I’m a fan and they help me practice law smarter, faster and better. The links I’ve included are generic and non-affiliate links. I simply want to make this info available to you.

I understand there are other options out there but, these are what work well for me. Crank up the volume and take a look!

Mitch

How To Use Public Speaking To Go From Unknown To Unforgettable

I had the pleasure of speaking last week at the Maximum Lawyer Conference in St. Louis. The topic revolved around how lawyers can and should use the power of public speaking to add value to their community and build their brands.

If you missed the conference, you can click here to see a few pictures. I also invite you to watch and listen to my best speaking tips in the Powerpoint video below.

Mitch Jackson at the MaxLawCon


10 Ways to Start Your Next Speech, Presentation or Livestream

10 Ways to Start Your Next Live Stream

Experts claim that 100 years ago, the average attention span was 20 minutes. Today, it’s about 9 seconds, the same attention span of a goldfish.

While I’m not sure that attention spans are actually shorter in today’s world, I do know all of us are being pushed and pulled into more directions at the same time unlike ever before. As such, it’s never been more important to immediately capture the attention of your audience.

When speaking or creating content, here are 10 very effective ways to do just that.

Let’s say the topic of your speech, presentation or livestream is “The Power of Communication”

You can start with…

1. A quote: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

2. A statistic: “The next time you deliver a speech, keep in mind that 90% of what you’re about to say will be forgotten within 60 minutes.”

3. A question: “Do you know what the biggest communication challenge is in today’s noisy and busy world? It’s probably not what you think!”

4. A current new item:  “Becoming an effective communicator got me on CNN last night to discuss the Presidential election. During the show, you all saw what happened. I think it just might change the world. Would you like to know the communication steps I did to get the invite?”

5. A story that relates directly to your message: “I watched opposing counsel give his closing argument. He stumbled through the whole thing. It was a mess. Using 4 of the tips that I’ll be sharing with you today, I stood, walked over to the jury, and gave a closing argument that resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict. Want to know what those 4 steps are?”

6. A sincere thank you or acknowledgment: “Rotary International is truly one of the top community service organizations in the world. I’d like to thank Bob Smith for including me in the event and sharing several communication tips with you.”

7. Have them write something down: “There are five steps that exceptional communicators use to share their message. Grab a pen and paper because you’ll want to write them down.”

8. Humor: “The mind is a wonderful thing. It starts working the minute you are born and never stops until you get up to speak in public.”

9. Make a prediction: “By the time we finish this presentation, I predict that you will increase your ability to persuade others by 25 to 50%.

10. A poem or rhyme:

“Communication is the key, but my hands are shaking as I start the ignition. How many of you feel this way every time you stand to deliver a speech or presentation?”

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If you found these ten tips useful, please share with your audience.

I’ve updated this post to share my new book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.” The third section of the book shares communication tips, just like this post, from 15+ top communication experts on the planet. You can use this information to create compelling new content for social media or, offline to persuade your audience to take action when speaking on stage or giving a closing argument in trial 😉

The Power of “Talk Triggers”

Creating “Talk Triggers” for your professional practice or business is a powerful approach to advertising, marketing, and branding. That’s why I asked Jay Baer to be my guest on last Tuesday’s LegalMinds Mastermind live video.

Usually, my LegalMinds’ live video interviews are private but once or twice a year, I’ll open things up to the general public. This is one of those times.

For those of you who don’t know Jay, he happens to be one of the top marketing and customer experience experts in the business. He’s an inspirational “Hall of Fame” speaker, an entertaining emcee, New York Times best-selling author of six books and founder of five multi-million dollar companies. His

During this live video, Jay shared some of his best “talk trigger” word-of-mouth marketing, branding, and advertising tips. He also shared several stories and highlights discussed in his new book, “Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers With Word of Mouth.”

Enjoy!

Watch here

If you’d like to connect with Jay, you can do so here.

To learn more about my global LegalMinds Mastermind, click here.