JACK NEWTON: CEO/Founder of Clio and author of “The Client-Centered Law Firm”

What’s your success mindset? How much attention are you giving to creating an exemplary client experience?

My guest on this week’s Wednesday Night Legal Marketing is Jack Newton, CEO and Founder of Clio. Watch the recorded show above or here.

Clio is a client-centered and firm-focused service legal practice management software, client intake and legal CRM software. As the largest app ecosystem on the market, Clio’s product suite is trusted by 150,000 legal professionals and approved by over 65 bar associations and law societies globally. Jack’s book, “The Client-Centered Law Firm: How to Succeed in an Experience-Driven World” is outstanding and you can grab your copy here.

HOW TO FIND AND HIRE A GOOD LAWYER- Trial lawyer Mitch Jackson shares 34 years of tips to help you make the right decision

Finding an experienced lawyer and law firm to help you with your case can be challenging. In this interview, Mitch shares 3 ways to find a great lawyer and, 9 specific questions you should ask each lawyer you interview. He also shares the answers you need to hear to each question.

While this interview revolves around catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, the ideas and approaches Mitch shares work in all different types of legal cases. If you need a good lawyer to help you fix a problem or, find a legal solution, take a few minutes and listen to this interview.

One service that compliments what Mitch talks about is LegalShield. It’s kind of like the Uber of law and Mitch has been using the service and has been a member for years.

It’s inexpensive and using your phone, email or app, it allows you to have access to legal counsel in all 50 states. If you’re an individual or business (online or offline) and need easy access to a good law firm, take a look at LegalShield.

If you’re in California and have a question, please feel free to connect with Mitch here at the blog, at his firm website or on social media. To listen to more podcast episodes, click here.

COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE CLAIMS

You Purchased Business Interruption Insurance

The smartest thing you’ve done in the last 15 years of owning your own business was getting business interruption insurance. When the state ordered you to close your doors, you knew that you were protected and that your insurance company would reimburse you for your Coronavirus related loss of business income and related expenses.

The first of the month is coming up, and your bills are due. Your employees want to get paid, and you advanced thousands of dollars to have your company cleaned and sanitized. You also purchased face masks for everyone and provided a dozen laptops to team members, along with high speed Internet service, so they could work from home and keep things running.

As you open the mail on your desk, you come across an envelope from your insurance company. While opening it you think to yourself, “I’m glad the check arrived. I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t have business interruption insurance coverage.”

Your heart stops when you see the check… (click here to read my full article on LinkedIn)

How to Create Powerful and Memorable Live Virtual Presentations

(Now Recorded) Watch live here or join us over on Facebook for live chat and Q&A! [Podcast version is now live. Listen on all the major platforms here]

My guest this week on ‘Wednesday Night Legal Marketing’ is digital futurists, keynote speaker, virtual event host expert and Emcee, Brian Fanzo. He’s going to show you how to create and give powerful, unique and memorable live videos and virtual presentations.

Because everyone is jumping on live video, it’s important to know what works and even more important, what doesn’t. Brian will show you how to tap into the power of live video, using new approaches, services and emotional storytelling techniques, to communicate your message, make your point and add value, while creating memorable and shareable experiences.

Join us this Wednesday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PST) and get the links at WednesdayNightLegalMarketing.live

We go live on Facebook at MitchJackson.live and will also be pushing to the top social media platforms. Bring your questions and find out how to grab attention and make a powerful impact with your next live video and virtual presentation.

See you Wednesday night!

Mitch

7 Powerful Ways Connect, Engage and Tell Better Stories on Live Video

Everyone is using live video. Few are creating and sharing memorable content during their business meetings or shows. Chris Lema shows you how to do just that, and more. You can thank me later. (Watch on Facebook)

Listen to this episode on the podcast!

THE TRUTHS OF LIFE- My Advice From 20 Years Ago

20 Years Ago…

Yesterday while cleaning out the garage, I came across these notes. They relate to a keynote I gave 20 years ago at a Rotary event to about 140 high school seniors and guests. I learned afterwards that many didn’t know what the future held in store for them, and that these concepts gave them a compass to follow and hope.

In today’s COVID19 world, I feel like many entrepreneurs and small business owners may be experiencing the same feeling of uncertainty as these high school seniors did two decades ago. Much of what I talked about back then applies today. For that reason, I want to share these ideas and talking points with you today.

Most of the approaches and quotes were taken from books I read or people I talked to. I’m not claiming to be the original author of these ideas. I do embrace these concepts and try to use them on a daily basis. I’m also glad to have had the opportunity to share them with the students then, and with you today.

Also please keep in mind this keynote was given long before people recognized the names of Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. These truths are timeless. Put them to use.

Passion

Having a passion for what you do is everything. What kind of passion am I talking about? You know, that excitement you see and hear from your dog when you walk in the front door at the end of the day.

Now that’s real passion. It’s excited to see you and passionate about sharing that excitement with you.

Embrace this emotion. Embrace love, hope and joy. There’s nothing more positive, enjoyable and energizing than having passion.

But while having passion is important, attitude, skills and action are also required. Passion, all by itself, is like running in the dark. You might get to where you want to go but, you may never know it or worse, you might trip over something and get injured along the way. Keep your eyes open and consistently take focused action fueled by daily passion.

Decisions and Actions

It’s not who your parents are that matters. It’s who you are and what you do that matters.

When I gave my talk, my research showed that 52% of the CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies were from lower middle class or poor families. Furthermore, 80% of the millionaires in America were first generation millionaires.

Along those same lines, opportunity is alive and well for those willing to take action. About 75% of the 300 world-class leaders were raised in poverty, abused as children, or had a serious physical disability.

“Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope.” -John Johnson

In case you don’t know who Johnson was, by his own account, he was a great grandson of slaves who grew up shy, insecure, inarticulate and bowlegged. He wore homemade clothes and was constantly subject to ridicule and insults. Despite these challenges, Johnson grew up to become one of the wealthiest people in America.

The key to decisions, actions, success and greatness is understanding the above and the following: You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.

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