Are You a Professional? Great! What’s Your Why? What’s Your Purpose?

What is your why? What’s the real reason you roll out of bed each morning?

Do you have a defined purpose? What are your interests and passions?

Identifying your underlying “why” and “purpose” allows you to build a brand that supports your personal and professional passions, interests and goals. It allows to you build upon a foundation that will always been there in thick and thin.

Learn more in this enlightening Dominate Law #podcast with Mitch Jackson aka the “Streaming.Lawyer” with host Naren Arulrajah.

To listen, click here!

Social Media Being Used As Evidence

Robert Mueller is Examining Trump’s Tweets in the Obstruction Inquiry

This is fascinating to me.

The fact of the matter is that “content” shared on Twitter and other social media platforms can be used as evidence in criminal and civil cases. I’m here to tell you, right now, that Trump’s tweets will be used as evidence in the Mueller case.

As a consulting expert to the book, “Effective Introduction of Evidence in California- Chapter 54 Electronic and Social Media Evidence” by Julie Brook and put out by the Continuing Education of the California State Bar (CEB), I’m interested in seeing exactly how Mueller’s team handles the authenticity and foundation issues that are present with using social media content. I’m also looking forward to watching defense attorneys trying to get into evidence “alternative explanations” as to why Trump’s tweets mean something different than what they purport to say on their face.

Several years ago, I was able to use public postings on Facebook to impeach the testimony of a witness on the stand. The defendant denied while testifying in front of the jury, ever using certain derogatory terms referring to women. After about 20 minutes of direct examination, I pulled up his Facebook newsfeed and I walked him through each of the same derogatory words that he clearly used while sharing opinions on Facebook, that he had just denied ever using to the jury.

Doing this live in front of a jury was a powerful moment during the trial. Looking back, I believe using the witnesses own Facebook posts to show his true character and intentions helped me win the case and create new law in the State of California.

Here’s the deal. These are fascinating times and when it comes to the law, social media is creating new opportunities, and challenges, when prosecuting cases and representing clients. Be careful and understand just how powerful social media is in business, law and in court.

Here’s the link to today’s New York Times story

Mitch and Nine Other Professionals Share Their Thoughts on Forbes!

I’m honored to be a part of this new marketing article at Forbes by Dan Gingess, “What 10 Social Media Professionals Say Should Be Your Top Priority Right Now”

Click here to take a look. Do you agree or disagree with our recommended top priorities?

Spotlighting Your “Whys” in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

In this inaugural reboot episode, Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk with Mitch Jackson about identifying your “whys,” newsjacking, and other digital marketing strategies. Click here or below to listen and share 😉

My Instagram TV (IGTV) Channel!

Have a legal question about doing business on social media or digital?

Please watch and follow my channel on #IGTV 😎

Get Your Questions Answered on My IGTV Show!

Each day I share 32+ years of legal expertise and answer your online legal/biz questions. Review all episodes below.

If you’d like to watch (click here) and, to ask a question, simply go to @MitchJackson on #Instagram, and DM me with your question. Or, simply share your question here.

Past and Current Episodes

All episodes are right here. Specific episodes are below.

Using the New Instagram Stories “Questions” for Business? Then Watch This!
I Know You’re Busy, But Make Sure To Do This For Physical and Emotional Health
Two Good Ways To Document Your Agreements and Business Transactions
An Important Clause to Have in Your Agreements!
The BIGGEST legal mistake small and medium size online businesses make
Stop Distracted Driving- Especially if you’re an influencer!
3 Ways to Find a Good Lawyer
SUP at Dana Point Harbor
IGTV for Business- The Good, Bad, and the Ugly!
Social Media Day San Diego #SMDaySD
5 Steps to Better Persuasion
It’s all About the Ethics
New SCOTUS Ruling Allows States to Tax Online Sales

We also shared our thoughts about IGTV in a recent episode of the LegalHour.live (Wednesdays at 2 pm ET) titled, “IGTV for Your Business. The Good, Bad and the Ugly!”