Our first episode of the new live video show, the LegalHour.live, was a huge success. This week’s topic was:
Can you trademark a popular hashtag like #MeToo #Covfefe or #NeverAgain? How about an original hashtag you created just for your business? (click here to watch this weeks recorded show).
During each episode of the LegalHour.live, creative and IP lawyer Joey Vitale and I share thirty-six years of combined legal experience to answer trending legal business questions. Our goal each week is to add massive value to you, your business and the social media community.
Please share this new weekly live video show with your family and friends. Join Mitch and Joey each week, right here, at the LegalHour.live #legalhour
Lisa and I first met live video professional, Jennifer Quinn aka JennyQ, in New York at Periscope Summit 2015. I was in the Big Apple to speak on a panel and to share legal tips with online business owners trying to figure out what this new livestreaming animal called Periscope was all about. JennyQ was there to network and build her business.
After the event, JennyQ and I continued to stay connected. We commented on each other’s blog posts, supported each other’s Periscopes by sharing and hearting them up, and retweeted each other’s tweets.
The following year, JennyQ and I again met at the San Francisco Periscope Summit where I once again shared legal tips for livestreaming business owners. I still remember seeing JennyQ’s smile as she rode down the escalator to meet me in the lobby to say hi!
During the next couple of years, JennyQ and I made it a point to help each other with online live video business issues. We also intentionally appeared on several live video shows together. Usually, she shared live video production, marketing, and branding tips and I add my thoughts and expertise regarding online legal business tips.
It’s been a busy February. Here’s what we’ve been up to!
I’m getting ready to add a few new private interviews and valuable resources to the LegalMinds Mastermind (not just for lawyers). If you’re a professional who’s looking to up your game on the digital platforms in 2018, this is the place you want to be!
Social Media for Professionals
At the same time, we’ve started to create our new online course titled, “Social Media for Professionals.” This is where we’ll be sharing in an online modular format (text, audio and video), easy to understand and implement steps to help professionals to create top-of-mind awareness and expand their brands from local to global. The course goes live in December 2018. Get on my private email list for updates, pre-release “list only” substantial 50% discount pricing, and other benefits today!
The LegalHour.live is a brand new weekly live video show that I believe is going to be the best (and only?) talk show on business, digital, and the law. With my input as a litigation and trial lawyer and, Joey Vitale’s expert perspective as a lawyer specializing on the creative and Intellectual Property side of law and business, I believe this show is going to be very special.
Each week we’ll be covering trending topics and insider tips to help keep you and your business protected and empowered. Our first episode is Wednesday, March 7th at 2 pm ET and titled, “Can you Trademark a Popular Hashtag Like #MeToo #Covfefe or #NeverAgain?”
[For the time being, you can stay current with show episodes by following Joey and me on Twitter]
Earlier today a good friend, Professor Niklas Myhr aka “The Social Media Professor” of Chapman University, reached out to me about his social media profile picture, bio, and content, being used to impersonate him. He was looking for thoughts, ideas and legal solutions to help fix the problem (because this is a problem we all face, Professor Myhr gave me permission to use his name in this post).
I don’t think Professor Myhr (follow him on Twitter) is very happy about his identity being used by someone else. I say this with confidence because I know exactly how he feels. Over the years, my profile picture and bio have also been used by scammers to misrepresent who they are. Because this is a problem that seems to be getting worse, I’m sharing a few legal tips you can use if this happens to you.
Before I go forward, please understand that while I am a really good (and very humble) California lawyer, I’m not your lawyer. No legal advice is being given in this post. What I am trying to do is share concepts, approaches, and resources you can use to protect yourself.
Social media profile theft (SMPT) comes in all shapes and sizes. For purposes of this post, I will be referring to two types of SMPT which include:
(1) recreational SMPT and
(2) criminal SMPT.
Recreational SMPT usually involves people who are bored and seeking attention. Some are nasty individuals using online anonymity to disrupt other people’s lives. They show up, set up their SMPT and see what happens.
Criminal SMPT uses the same approaches to defraud and commit crimes. They are trying to scam money from unsuspecting victims or establish relationships using false facts and fraud.
Regardless of the motives of criminal SMPT, the perpetrators are cruel, hateful and usually exhibit an intent to destroying reputations, businesses and promote a criminal enterprise.
Both kinds of SMPT can be slowed down and often completely stopped using these approaches and techniques.
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 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.
If you want to know exactly how and why I use social media, this is the podcast interview to listen to. Friends and fellow attorneys, Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux got me to open up and share exactly what I do (well done guys!).
Listen and learn all the details behind why I embraced the Internet and social media in the early years and, how I’m using the platforms today. When it comes to sharing how professionals and other business owners can use social and digital, this is one of my favorite podcasts interviews of all time.
I truly believe that if you take action (yes, you have to execute to get results) and duplicate what I share in this interview, you’ll be well ahead of 99% of your competition! (click to listen)