Talking Points From My “Legal” Presentation at Social Media Day San Diego 2017

We had over 400 people from around the world attend Social Media Day San Diego. The venue was on the sand at the beautiful Bahia Resort on Mission Bay. I shared a few pictures and videos in an album on Facebook and also on Twitter and Instagram using #SMDaySD

My afternoon presentation revolved around sharing 30 years of legal tips to help keep my social media friends safe when doing business on the digital platforms. Looking back, it’s clear my message was to be careful about what you say and do on social media. In today’s world, there are legal consequences.

I started things off by sharing the below Fyre Festival video from Mashable

Next, I showed everyone what a $100M lawsuit looks like and we talked about business, legal and social media promotion options to avoid being named a defendant in a similar claim.

I then discussed 7 specific tips to help everyone in the audience safely do business on the social media platforms. If you missed the event, no worries. Many of the approaches I mentioned can be found in a combination of my earlier blog posts, “Nine Legal and Entrepreneurial Tips To Help You Start and Build Your Online Business”,  “So You Want To Start a Business?” and “Influencer Marketing- Tips for Influencers, Social Media Agencies, Brands and Consumers.”

All of my fellow speakers shared major value during the conference. If you were not able to make it this year, you can stay connected and possibly eventually get access to some or all of the content by connecting with SocialMediaDaySanDiego, Casual Fridays or Tyler Anderson.

I believe social media is all about relationships. It was great seeing old friends and also beginning many new friendships. I’m looking forward to staying in touch with everyone and continuing the social media dance for many years to come!

Thanks everyone for a fantastic experience. Make today your masterpiece!

How to Remain Human in High Stakes Business Negotiations

During the #H2HChat (live video interview), I shared 30 years of trial lawyer negotiation approaches and techniques with friends and social media pros Bryan Kramer and Courtney Smith Kramer of Purematter.

You can watch the recorded interview above or here!

I believe the “insider secrets” I shared have helped me close numerous multi-million dollar cases for my clients. Regardless whether your next deal is small or large, these negotiation methods will work for you too.

I may share detailed “show notes” and bullet points in the near future. Follow me here at the blog or on social to get the link when it goes live.

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Newsjacking for Lawyers: How to Build Your Brand and Grow Your Practice

I’m excited to see this article that David Meerman Scott and I wrote about #Newsjacking in the PILMMA “Insiders’ Journal” magazine (April 2017). Click to learn more about Newsjacking.com and PILMMA


Related Posts and Video:

California trial lawyer comments on legal aspects of news to grow influence

Newsjacking with Ken Hardison of PILMMA

Social Media on Steroids: How One Lawyer is Live Casting and Newsjacking

And on Facebook Live via the 2017 Tony Robbins Business Mastery Event in Florida

If You’re Doing Things Like Everyone Else, Then You’re Probably Doing Things the Wrong Way

Success isn’t easy. It takes focus, strategy and hard work.

One big problem I’ve seen over the past 30 years while representing hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners is the following:

99.99 % of these amazing people are trying to find success the wrong way.

They’re trying to reach this goal by being exactly like everyone else in their occupation, profession or job.

That doesn’t work. It’s not a good formula for success.

As I shared in my short Periscope (live video) below, I believe that if you want success, you must stand out and fascinate others. You’ve got to take the steps, have the courage, and develop a game plan to do things your own and unique way and to become top of mind in all that you do.

Look, when it comes to leadership, branding, marketing, finance, social media, employees, product and business development (and everything in between), most people really don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They blindly duplicate what they see other people do. They’re afraid of missing out.

Don’t copy that person or be that person.

Be unique and do your own things your own way. Don’t let the misunderstood, false and even out-of-date rules of business others blindly follow, hold you back. Fascinate others, stand out, remain top of mind, and travel your own path.

Do this and someday, you’ll look back, and be glad you did.

Today’s short video (from Periscope)

Mitch Jackson Jackson and Wilson

Resources:

If you’re interested, I write more about this concept in my new book, “Overnight Success” due out in late 2017.

Three of my favorite books that cover this subject are:

(1) “Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It” by Dorie Clark and

(2) “Top of Mind- Use content to unleash your influence and engage those who matter to you” by John Hall

(3) “Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist” by Sally Hogshead.


Jon Mitchell Jackson | Lawyer | Tech Entrepreneur | Digital Disrupter | 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year (connect on social)

How to Make Good Short and Long-Term Decisions

My “#ActionJackson Tip of the Day” => The power of decisions (and how to make good ones)‬

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” -Tony Robbins

 

Failing to make good short and long-term decisions can result in temporary setbacks or worse, permanently harm your business, reputation, and life.

One approach I use to try and make good decisions comes from the Rotary Four-Way Test. It is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotary International use for their personal and professional relationships. It goes as follows:

Of the things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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If you enjoyed today’s tip, please share with your family and friends.

Make today your masterpiece!

Mitch