PRESS THE DAMN BUTTON- How to build your professional brand with audio and video!

Social media influencer, futurist keynote speaker and Clubhouse celebrity, Brian Fanzo, joins Mitch to share ways to help you embrace the power of audio and video to help others while also maximizing professional and personal relationships and opportunities. Join us for live Q&A and more!

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(Recorded) “CUMULATIVE ADVANTAGE- How to build momentum for your ideas, business, and life against all odds” by Mark W. Schaefer

I’m chatting with globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator, business consultant, and author, Mark W. Schaefer. His blog {grow} is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in the world. [Podcast version]

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Earth Day 2021 on Clubhouse

This is a picture promoting "Earth Day on Clubhouse" this Thursday at 9 am ET

Earth Day is April 22, 2021.

Join us this Thursday on Clubhouse at 9 AM ET (6 AM PT) to discuss solutions and share your support for environmental protection. The room is “Earth Day 2021” and you can share and join the live conversation via this link:

https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M1KvwVQ3

Thursday morning’s Clubhouse event will include guests, links, resources, conversation and Q&A relating to the topics of:

      • Climate and environmental literacy
      • Climate restoration technologies
      • Reforestation efforts
      • Regenerative agriculture
      • Equity and environmental justice
      • Citizen science
      • Pollution, cleanups, and more.

Local, national and world climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and tomorrow’s leaders are welcome to share, discuss and lead by example.

Live on Clubhouse at 9 AM ET (6 AM PT) right here!

Between now and Thursday, please visit EarthDay.org to learn more about what is happening and how you can help.

Thanks!

Top Lawyers Answer Legal Questions on Clubhouse!

200+ COMBINED YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE- Get your questions answered Monday night on Clubhouse by 10 highly experienced lawyers!

This exceptional group of lawyers donated their time on Clubhouse last Monday night. They shared thoughts about trending legal issues and also answered questions.

[The event is sponsored by the “Marketing and Social Media for Lawyers” Club on Clubhouse].

Don’t miss another live event. Get short and quick updates here.

Community Marketing for Lawyers

Moving forward in 2021, I can’t think of a more powerful, effective and needed legal marketing approach than COMMUNITY BASED MARKETING.

Why?

Because after all we’ve all been through because of COVID-19 this past year, everyone wants to get back to connecting and gathering with others in our local communities. We all miss human to human interactions and activities in our home towns. Helping your community do this, the right way, will not only provide value to those you care about, but it will also help raise your reputation and brand above all the noise. It will show that you care!

Earlier today, my special guest on Clubhouse was Anneke Kurt Godlewski. Her ideas and presentation on Community Based Marketing are the best I’ve ever seen on this topic. Compliment these offline approaches with online digital amplification, and you have powerful tools that most lawyers have never even thought about. Anneke’s ideas can forever change how your firm is viewed in your local community for years to come.

For those of you who were unable to make today’s Clubhouse Room, no worries. Just for you, I’m sharing this earlier live video interview I had with Anneke that covers everything we talked about earlier today on the audio only Clubhouse app.

In the future, and to avoid missing other great interviews (99% of them ARE NOT recorded for future viewing), get updates and stay connected here.

Make today your masterpiece!

What EVERYONE Needs to Know About the New Clubhouse “Gifts” Feature (giving money to others)

First, I’m a fan of being able to monetize digital platforms, especially Clubhouse. Having said that, there are issues everyone needs to understand.

Regarding what is happening on Clubhouse, most of the details can be found in your profile. Simply click your profile, click the settings button (top right), drop down to the “What’s New” tab and read. You can also see this post.

During my room earlier today, we had a good discussion on this new update to Clubhouse. The extremely smart lawyers and professionals who joined me on stage shared their thoughts around the following related issues that I think we all need to pay attention to. For the lawyers reading this, you may want to share your recommendations with clients who are using Clubhouse and plan on monetizing the platform.

Issues Recognized and Discussed:

How are our profiles created? As individuals or through our business entities?

Ethics and conflicts of interests issues?

Is the payment an actual gift or is it consideration for value? (substance over form issue).

State/Federal/Bar/Regulatory issues?

State, national and international tax liability issues?

For the lawyers, doctors and accountants reading this post, are you creating an actual attorney/client relationship or the appearance of a professional relationship?

I am a big fan of being able to monetize the Clubhouse platform. However, there are major things for everyone involved to take into consideration including those topics above.

If you have questions, please check with an experienced lawyer and accountant in your state. For purposes of interviews, I’m available to be a guest speaker on your Clubhouse stage if anyone has questions.

Make each day your masterpiece!

200+ COMBINED YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE- Get your legal questions answered on Clubhouse! ⚖️

 

I’ve gathered a group of exceptional lawyers to help answer your legal questions on Clubhouse. In one room, you get access to a combined 200+ years of legal expertise to help you resolve issues and move forward in 2021.

Please share this opportunity with your family and friends.

Join us live, raise your hand, join us on stage and enjoy fast paced Q&A in this two hour Clubhouse Room on April 12th at 5 PM PT (8 PM ET). Click here to join us live. Get Mitch’s live show update reminders here.

[This event is sponsored by the “Marketing and Social Media for Lawyers” Club on Clubhouse]

1,000 Members in My “MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LAWYERS” Club on Clubhouse!

Mitch Jackson on Clubhouse

1,000 Members!

Over the weekend we crossed the 1,000 member mark in our Clubhouse Club, “Marketing and Social Media for Lawyers.” Together with an additional 1,700 followers, our Rooms are always active and provide MASSIVE value.

With this in mind, several upcoming rooms you’re not going to want to miss include:

April 7th at 2PM PT (5PM ET)

FANOCRACY on Clubhouse with David Meerman Scott

Marketing expert and best selling author, David Meerman Scott, shows you how to tap into the power of “FANOCRACY” (turning fans into customers and customers into fans) on Clubhouse. Direct link https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/xovrqng8

April 8th at 3PM PT (6PM ET)

POWERFUL COMMUNITY BASED MARKETING IDEAS FOR LAWYERS ⚖️💯

Anneke Godlewski shares some of the BEST law firm marketing tips you’ll ever be exposed to. If you want to build your brand while helping your community, don’t miss this show! Direct link https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/PG2Vj61D

April 12th at 5PM PT (8PM ET)

200+ COMBINED YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE- Get your legal questions answered on Clubhouse! ⚖️

Attorney Mitch Jackson, aka the “Streaming Lawyer” has gathered a group of exceptional lawyers to help answer consumer questions on Clubhouse. In one room, our audience will get access to a combined 200+ years of legal expertise. The direct link is https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/xqR8ojgp

April 20th at 10AM PT (1PM ET)

How to Create a CUMULATIVE ADVANTAGE in biz and life!

Cumulative Advantage author and marketing expert, Mark Schaefer share how you can build momentum for your ideas, business and life against all odds. The direct link is https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/MOpQ13NR

STAY CONNECTED- Show Updates and More:

Don’t miss another event. Get updates about Mitch’s live videos, Clubhouse Rooms and more
https://streaming.lawyer/mitch/

Become a member of Mitch’s Club, “Marketing and Social Media for Lawyers” https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/marketingandsocialmediaforlawyers

Connect with Mitch via his Clubhouse Profile (make sure to “ring the bell” to get alerts)
https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@mitchjackson

How To Get More Followers On Clubhouse

How to get more followers on clubhouse logo and image

Building your name and brand on social media and specifically Clubhouse, takes time. The process isn’t a sprint or marathon (there’s no finish line). Think of this process as something more like a healthy diet or exercise plan. Consistent effort over time is what will get you the results you’re looking for.

On Clubhouse, the secret to building a following to your profile and more members and followers in your Clubhouse Club is showing up and ACTIVE engagement.

What do I mean by this?

Well, hosting and moderating and/or co-moderating rooms is a great place to start. Being on stage and leading an active, engaging, entertaining and helpful room is a great place to start. Using the below mentioned approaches (links) as a moderator will encourage an active and interesting room and for people on stage and in the audience to follow you and others in the room. Co-moderating with others who already have large followings is also a solid approach to bring more people into your sphere of influence. See this post and consider this brand new course by my long-time friend, Brooke, with her link here.

Another approach that works well for me is to join active clubs, show up in other rooms that you’re interested in, read the room and once done, RAISE YOUR HAND and appropriately participate in the conversation. Including others in your conversation and adding to the conversation (ask the moderators and fellow speakers open-ended questions) will result in people on stage, and in the audience being more invested in who you are and tapping to connect with you and your club if you have one. Use these approaches (my favorite on social) during your conversation to build rapport and your brand.

For the lawyers reading this, I’ve also found that being involved in rooms and in clubs of interests, outside of the legal profession, also sets you apart from others in the room (sometimes I’m the only lawyer in these rooms and clubs) and as a result, the engagement, new relationships and followers happen.

In conclusion, being active on the platform and adding value to the experience of others will help improve your brand and result in more followers. This has always worked for me on the other social media platforms and it works here too.

Compliment this effort with a properly completed profile bio, club description and a friendly and bright profile picture with a big smile, and you’ll be setting yourself up more followers and long-term success on the #Clubhouse platform.

Clubhouse, Distracted Driving and Making Better Decisions

The other day I was in a large audience on Clubhouse listening to someone on a crowded stage laughing about not paying attention and running a red light while trying to moderate a Clubhouse Room. When he said this, 3-4 other people unmuted and said, while joking, that they had done similar things while driving and using the Clubhouse app (rolled through a stop sign, drifted into another lane, almost hit a pedestrian).

Listening to this reminded me about how many people are not aware of  what distracted driving is and the real and tragic dangers and consequences of distracted driving. It brought me back to the early days of live streaming on Meerkat and Periscope and the challenges we faced with educating good people who were making bad decisions when it came to the dangers of live streaming while driving.

Since April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, I thought I’d share a bit of context about the growing problem of distracted driving not only on Clubhouse, but across social media. If you haven’t already done so, please watch the above video. Even better, share it with your family and friends.

THE PROBLEM

Did you know that 4,000-6,000 people are killed each year by distracted driving?

Did you know that 400,000-600,000 people are injured each year by distracted drivers? To put this number into perspective, only about 290,000 are injured by drunk drivers.

Did you know that at any given daylight second in America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while distracted driving? (Again, that’s every single second!)

Did you know that 3-5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road and your mind is distracted when looking at your smartphone while driving? At 55mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field blindfolded.

WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AND WHY IS IT A PROBLEM ON CLUBHOUSE?

Good question. Here’s the answer.

Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from driving. There are three main types of distractions:

Visual: taking your eyes off the road (looking at your phone);

Manual: taking your hands off the wheel (tapping the “unmute” button, messaging people and inviting raised hands to the stage);

Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving (listening to and participating in conversations on Clubhouse).

Using your smartphone while on the Clubhouse app, while driving, combines all three of these dangers. It’s careless, reckless and dangerous.

Did you know that hands-free driving (this includes bluetooth and phone mounts) doesn’t eliminate these distractions. Using a bluetooth or other hands free device DOES NOT increase your safety, or the safety of others around you.

Why? Because your mind is still on the conversation. You’re not thinking about the act of driving. In fact, even after using your bluetooth or hands free device, you continue to be distracted from the act of driving up to another 27 seconds after use.

As Professor David Strayer, states in the following article, “It’s kind of comparable to trying to balance your checkbook as you’re driving down the road. No one would do that.”

I invite you to read, “Study: Hands-free devices distract drivers for 27 seconds after use.”

THE SOLUTION

Please help lead our Clubhouse communities by example. When it comes to moderating Clubhouse rooms or jumping up on stage and contributing to the conversation while driving, let’s make sure everyone is aware of how unsafe it is to use Clubhouse while driving.

What I’ll be doing is respectfully reminding anyone who’s on stage with me to please drop down to the audience until it’s safe to join the conversation. I’ll also take the opportunity to share a few of the distracted driving stats and the link to this post.

I believe that education and leading example is what will change this reckless and dangerous behavior. Over the last 9 years, I’ve watched the friends and social media influencers stop live streaming while driving and I know this can happen in our Clubhouse community too.

I’m convinced that when the right people step up on the Clubhouse platform and lead by example, awareness levels will rise and the the amount of distracted driving Clubhouse users will decrease.

We’ll be talking about this more on Monday, March 22nd at 1 PM PDT (4 PM ET). Please click here to join us in the Room.

Thanks everyone. Let’s all enjoy Clubhouse but do so in a safe and considerate way. If you think this post adds value, please share with your Clubhouse family and friends.

 

 

 

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Live video interview with EndDD.org founder, Joel Feldman

Live video interview with CNN’s Kelly Wallace

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End Distracted Driving EndDD.org

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