Mitch has been a trial lawyer for 29 years focusing on personal injury. When he’s not in the courtroom, Mitch uses social media to help good attorneys become great trial lawyers and to show everyone (not just lawyers) how to communicate with impact. He authors a very successful communication tips blog at mitchjackson.com and he interviews with amazing people who are influencing others and changing the world over at http://Human.Social
Quote: “Be true to yourself and make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden
Why Mitch went to law school:
After undergrad, he dabbled in business for a while, but he always thought he wanted to be in a position where he could help people and help protect others.
Pay attention to finding a niche in the legal arena that you enjoy doing. Help clients you believe in.
Stay focused and centered with your true ethics, morals, and interest compass that’s inside each and everyone us.
About www.mitchjackson.com, the trial lawyer communication tips blog:
You have to be on the digital platforms. But if you’re going to be on there, you have to focus on something that knocks your socks off – a niche. For Mitch, it was communication.
If you’re a young lawyer and want to get noticed, make sure you blog about something you’re super passionate about and relate it to the law. Add your own unique legal interpretation. It will explode!
Blogging/vloggin: write about something you enjoy doing that has a legal aspect to it and share as much helpful info as you can. Share the secret sauce.
When should I start blogging? And what do I write about?
Start as early as possible. Think: what do you enjoy doing? Start blogging about what you love and start differentiating yourself.
For employers, it makes a difference if applicants have an impressive digital footprint. Employers don’t want to see the same damn resume all the time.
Once you figure out it’s ok to share your unique art with the world, that’s what’s going to differentiate you from everyone else.
Using social media the right way:
Use the correct platforms. Figure out where your audience is depending on what your interests are and share good content in the right context on those particular platforms.
Gary Vaynerchuk tells you how to find your audience.
If you want to find out where your audience is, ask people! Where are they following you? Where are people finding out more about something that interests you.
Digital platforms are welcome mats to the law firm.
Until you understand how to be on the platform, don’t be on there. Don’t just exist there.
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