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Three Ways to Sabotage Time-Blocking [Video]

Hi, I’m Allison Johs, President of Legal Ease Consulting, where I help lawyers create more productive, more profitable, and more enjoyable law practices. In my last video, I talked about using a technique called time blocking to schedule time on your calendar to get important work done. I have found time blocking to be effective …

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Why “Best Practices” May Not Always Be Best

In my last video, I talked about three reasons why I don’t like the term “best practices” when it comes to legal marketing. Today I have two more reasons why following best practices for legal marketing could be detrimental. First, “best practices” are a moving target – what might be a best practice today could …

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Why I’m Not a Fan of “Best Practices” in Legal Marketing

Are you following current best practices in your marketing? Actually, I hate the term “best practices,” and here are three reasons I think lawyers should consider ignoring them – at least when it comes to their marketing. First, the term “best practices” implies that there is a one-size-fits-all approach that you should take. But the …

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Use Case Studies to Demonstrate Value

I love a good story, don’t you?  In my last video, I talked about a quick and easy way to develop content for all of your firm’s marketing needs, by answering your clients’ frequently asked questions. Today, I want to talk about another kind of content – case studies. Most people love a good story, so why not take advantage of …

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Using Color to Manage Your Outlook Calendar and Email

Are you a visual person? If so, today’s productivity tip is for you! Color coding important appointments and email messages in Outlook to help you manage your calendar and that mountain of email messages we all receive every day. Watch the video, or scroll down to read more. I don’t know about you, but when …

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Are You a Good Multi-tasker?

Actually, there’s no such thing as multi-tasking. Author Dave Crenshaw, in his book, The Myth of Multi-tasking, says that (with very few exceptions) you really can’t perform two separate tasks at the same time. What you are really doing when you think you’re “multi-tasking” is switchtasking – you’re rapidly switching back and forth between two …

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