Law Firm Cross Serving

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Law Firm Cross Serving

  1. 1. Cross-serving Cordell M. Parvin http://www.cordellparvin.com
  2. 2. Cross - SellingSellingInternal referrals What It’s Not 2
  3. 3. Cross - SellingAnticipate client needsMaximizing the Firm’sexpertise What It Is 3
  4. 4. Cross - SellingSales Pitch 4
  5. 5. Why Most Lawyers Don’t ItLoss of credibility to the clientNo marketing expertiseLack of knowledge / trustLack of incentive 5
  6. 6. Why You Should Do ItCheapEasyMakes you a better lawyerIncreases client retention 6
  7. 7. How Do You Do It 7
  8. 8. Know Your Client Research the ClientWebsite/Online Research 8
  9. 9. Know Your ClientResearch the Client Annual Report 9
  10. 10. Know Your ClientResearch the ClientIndustry Publications 10
  11. 11. Know Your ClientResearch the Client Competitors 11
  12. 12. Know Your ClientResearch the Client Listen Carefully 12
  13. 13. Build ConfidenceClient Tour of Office 13
  14. 14. Build ConfidenceGo to Their Office 14
  15. 15. Build ConfidenceSeminars Present Skill of Other 15 Attorneys
  16. 16. Build Confidence Client Surveys 16
  17. 17. Ask - Don’t TellKey = ask about their business problems,opportunities, and internal and externalchanges - listen, listen, listen for youropportunity to help 17
  18. 18. How to Begin? Ask Are you satisfied withservice we are providing? 18
  19. 19. How to Begin? AskWhat could we do better? 19
  20. 20. How to Begin? Ask What is going on in yourbusiness that we should know 20 about?
  21. 21. Cross EducateGet Out of Your Practice Group 21
  22. 22. Cross EducateKnow Your Expertise Capabilities 23
  23. 23. Cross EducateRead Newsletters from Other PGs 24
  24. 24. Cross EducateIdentify “Go To” areas Potential Kind of Target Firm Clients personal Clients Market Work interest 25
  25. 25. What Clients Care About Achieving Their Goals 26
  26. 26. Credit Sharing Do It!!! 27
  27. 27. It Takes TimeHave Patience 28
  28. 28. OverviewResearch the client and its its Research the client and market market Listen to the client’s needs, ask educated questions Understand the practice of other attorneys in your firm Look for opportunities to offer the services of other attorneys 29
  29. 29. Keys to SuccessGo to the Client – Create the Opportunity 30
  30. 30. Keys to SuccessKnow and Trust Your Partners 31

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