I wrote a book, and a friend of mine said, use a blog and Twitter- and it can help you build a following and get published.So I said ok, started blogging, started using Twitter- and then something unexpected happened-One of the writers I was following said, “Does anybody know a contracts lawyer?” Within 48 hours my firm had a new client.This was just one client, but it was fascinating to me, so I started to research the legal industry- and discovered that law firms were for the most part ignoring social media. There were a firms that were doing more, Baker & Daniels was one of the first- so I started researching these firms, I spent probably a couple hundred hours learning everything I could about social media.Then something else unexpected happened, I blogged about a conference I attended- and within 2 weeks it was picked up by the Wall Street Journal Law blog.That was when it hit me that I had stumbled upon something truly powerful. Here I was 2 months from passing the bar, and I was getting attention on a pretty impressive scale. So I wrote Social Media for Lawyers: Twitter Edition, a step by step guide for using Twitter and social media to bring in business.
-spoken all across the United States-Quoted in WSJ, Entreprenuer.com, and Fast Company Magazine-landed major consulting work-will be flying to Australia and New Zealand to speak in March.
Persuading Your Law Firm to Use Social Media
Persuading your firm to use socialmedia.AdrianDayton.com
“Online presence is now so persuasive, 51.4% of corporate counsel will stop and think a minute before hiring a lawyer who lacks a credible online presence in addition to their official law firm bio.” -BTI Consulting 2011