Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, was on the CBS Morning Show yesterday talking about the Create Jobs for USA program he is spearheading to get American businesses involved in new job creation. 

It got me thinking about what we truly have in this world, and that’s us. There are no bigger givers on the planet than Americans. The vast majority of us are giving a hand up to someone at some time, and I think that is what makes us great – and unique.

So why is it we have such a hard time giving ourselves a hand up?

If you are continuing to struggle in your practice trying to attract new and/or better clients, do yourself a favor and register for the May 3-4 Avvocating Conference in Seattle. 

The conference is themed, Legal Marketing in the Era of Social Media and has an agenda packed with relevant instruction for attorneys who want to learn about law firm marketing for lead generation and reputation management.

Avvo has brought together leading national experts in the fields of social media, SEO, pay-per-click advertising, website analytics and more, as well as practicing attorneys using social media marketing who will share what is working for their practices. Avvo’s General Counsel will also provide a one-hour CLE credited session on Social Media and Attorney Advertising Rules: Ethical Issues.

I will be presenting the closing keynote address, The Lifestyle Law Firm: Lead Generation, Lead Conversion, and Client Retention Strategies for Attorneys, and I will be sharing some secrets for success that I have gained from consulting and training over 8,000 attorneys over the past decade in law firm marketing best practices.

The 2012 Avvocating Conference will be held May 3 and 4 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. Cost for the two-day conference is $625 per person. You can get a $100 discount by using the promo code “Rainmaker” when you register at the Avvocating Conference website.

I guarantee that you won’t spend a more profitable and interesting two days than you can at this year’s Avvocating Conference – unless, of course, you attend our Rainmaker Retreat!

Hope to see you in Seattle in May, or at one of our upcoming Rainmaker Retreats:

March 30-31, 2012 – San Diego, CA

April 27-28, 2012 – Chicago, IL

May 18-19, 2012 – Houston, TX


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