I’m honored to be presenting at the very first “MONETIZE Livestreaming NOW” virtual summit. Together with other experts from around the country, we’ll show you how we’re using live video in our business models to help clients, customers and generate revenue. There will be a presentation for everyone so stop by (it’s FREE) and pinpoint those approaches and opportunities best suited for YOU.
As many of you know, I attribute a great deal of my speaking and storytelling success in the courtroom to hard work and many of the approaches I’ve learned from the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, and friend, Craig Valentine.
Today, Craig Valentine has teamed up with the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown, to bring you their brand new “Legendary Speaking Course” which shows you a storytelling system that for the lawyers in my community, will help you make a powerful impact with your judges and juries resulting in better results for your clients. For the non-lawyers in my tribe, I’m talking about methods and approaches that will substantially improve your on and offline sales and storytelling speaking techniques resulting in more sales, opportunities and profits in 2021 and beyond.
For a limited period of time (ends today), you can get Les and Craig’s new course at a substantial discount. Regardless of who you are or what you do, if you want to improve your storytelling and speaking abilities, check out their new course. All the details are here!
Four years ago after finishing a pre-trial Settlement Conference down at the Orange County Superior Court, a young man stopped me in the hallway and asked if he could ask a legal question.
I had a couple of minutes and said, “Sure, what can I do for you?”
Once we were done, he thanked me for answering his question and getting him going in the right direction. He then asked, “How long have you been practicing law.”
I answered, “Well, my partner, Lisa, and I have been lawyers for about 30 years. We’ve pretty much seen it all.”
On my drive back to the office, I thought about his question a bit more. I ran the numbers for both of us later that day, and what I saw caught me by surprise:
- 124,800 hours of combined experience practicing law (this was a conservative estimate, and the real number is much more);
- 2,640 hours of combined court and jury trials. This number jumps up to 5,200+ if you take pre-trial preparation into consideration;
- 2,000 hours of combined mediations and arbitrations (again, probably more).
Because almost half a decade has passed since I was asked this question, these numbers are even higher today.
What are your numbers? Regardless of who you are or what you do for a living, how much time have you put into your craft, education, job or profession?
It’s crazy when you really think about it but time really does fly!
BTW, if you need to find a lawyer, here are three good ways to find a great lawyer.
Join me next week at the “Grow With Video” virtual experience. This is the #1 video marketing conference for entrepreneurs in the world!
I go live for an hour on September 8th at 3:10 pm PDT. During my presentation, I’ll be sharing some of my best “how to” online video business/legal tips and answering questions in live Q&A.
See who else is speaking and, get all the details and digital tickets here!
In this special episode of World of Speakers (iTunes podcast), Mitch and Ryan Foland discuss COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, and what implications it can have for speakers, events, and attendees. They will explore what your rights are, what to do moving forward, and the importance of remaining human during such troubling times. Click here to listen.
If you’re an individual or company that owns, manages, or controls a conference or event, you owe everyone involved, a legal duty of due care not to subject attendees, speakers, and those working at the event, to an unreasonable risk of harm. What this means is that you have an obligation to provide a safe conference environment and, to warn people of known or reasonably discoverable dangerous conditions.
I did a quick search in CaseText (AI based legal research service) and instantly found thousands of cases where conferences and events have been held liable for subjecting people to an unreasonable risks of harm. Full transparency, I’m a brand ambassador for CaseText because it’s awesome!
Just like the cases I found where conferences were held liable for exposing their attendees to dangerous conditions, I think the same argument applies to those conferences that create an environment that exposes people to unhealthy situations, including harm or death from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
And I’m not alone. For both legal, ethical and health safety reasons, thousands of small and large conferences around the world have been delayed or canceled because of the Coronavirus.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rescheduling of his Sports and Fitness Festival is a good example of what’s happening right now. Watch the video.
It’s a sad day for me and everyone at the @ArnoldSports team. But we will always put our fans’ health first. After discussions with @GovMikeDeWine, @MayorGinther, and the CDC, we will be postponing the expo because we can’t risk bringing 250,000 people together with #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/Fuzcmapxiy
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 3, 2020