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Trey Ryder specializes in Education-Based Marketing for lawyers. He offers three free articles by e-mail: 11 Brochure Mistakes Lawyers Make, Marketing Moves Most Lawyers Miss, and 13 Marketing Misconceptions That Cost Lawyers a Fortune. To receive these articles, send your name and e-mail address to trey@treyryder.com and ask for his free packet of marketing articles.

How to Create an Email Law Alert

How to Create an Email Law Alert. Powerful Marketing Tool Replaces Printed Newsletters.

Thanks to email, you can now write and distribute a weekly Law Alert without buying a single postage stamp or sacrificing even one tree. What’s more, you can email your Alert to prospects and clients anywhere in the world in minutes. Here’s how to design and promote an email alert that attracts new clients and […]

Harness the Power of Media Publicity to Build Your Image as an Authority, Attract News Clients and Increase Referrals

Harness the Power of Media Publicity to Build Your Image as an Authority, Attract News Clients and Increase Referrals

Publicity is the term I use to describe feature articles in newspapers and magazines—and interviews on radio and television. Publicity can be a powerful tool when you use it correctly. The idea of hiring someone to handle publicity goes back to Biblical times. In fact, the first press agent in recorded history was Samuel, who […]

17 Ways to Increase Your Materials’ Readership and Response

17 Ways to Increase Your Materials’ Readership and Response

Tip #1 Make sure your headlines are large and bold. You don’t want them so large that they appear awkward, but large, bold lettering attracts your reader’s attention and directs his eyes to the beginning of your message. Tip #2 Use subheads to draw readers through your copy. Many people scan subheads to get an […]

Offer a Guarantee for Added Client Confidence

Offer a Guarantee for Added Client Confidence

I can feel the chill in the air. You’re thinking, “Guaranteeing a lawyer’s services? You must be crazy.” Sears built a retail empire on six words, “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back.” Today, most online and offline retail stores and mail-order companies give you a prompt refund, exchange or credit for anything you buy that […]

Specific Facts Build Powerful Marketing Arguments

Specific Facts Build Powerful Marketing Arguments

Lawyers often carry out marketing programs under the misconception that if they offer general information about their practice, their prospects will figure out the rest. Wrong! If you assume your prospects will fill in the blanks, you’re asking too much. For example, if I said to my prospects, who are attorneys, “I’m a marketing consultant […]

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity.Here’s the only marketing plan you’ll ever need.

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity.Here’s the only marketing plan you’ll ever need.

Many lawyers spend thousands of dollars on complex marketing plans. But then, often, other priorities seize their attention and their marketing plans gather dust. Here’s the marketing plan I use for my clients. Step 1 Identify the niche you want to fill and the services you want to market. When prospects hear your name, you […]

Motivate Clients and Prospects with the Fear of Loss

Motivate Clients and Prospects with the Fear of Loss

One commonly overlooked motivator is the fear of loss. Remember this rule: The fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain. HERE’S AN EXAMPLE: To illustrate the desire for gain, let’s say I’ll give you $20 if you do something for me. Depending on how much you value $20, you may or may […]

How to Interview Prospective Clients. Focus on Their Problems and Your Credibility for Success.

How to Interview Prospective Clients. Focus on Their Problems and Your Credibility for Success.

IF you spend most of the interview telling prospects about your services, you’re going about it all wrong. Your prospect’s first priority is to understand his problem. Successful lawyers spend up to 70 percent of interview time educating prospects about the magnitude of their problem and the risks of allowing it to persist. You win […]

Phone Numbers can make Surprising Impressions

Phone Numbers can make Surprising Impressions

I’ve never been a fan of vanity numbers. 1-800-WHATEVER always raises my blood pressure when I have to figure out which number on the phone is a W, which is an H, and so on. I prefer something like this: Call 1-800-WHATEVER (1-800-942-8383). Still, one thing you can’t deny is that people often remember the […]

17 Fatal Marketing Mistakes

17 Fatal Marketing Mistakes

Lawyers who rely on traditional marketing methods are fast discovering that many “time-proven methods” no longer work. Lawyers could dramatically improve their marketing results by avoiding the following mistakes and heeding this updated advice. MISTAKE #1: Relying on referrals. When you depend on referrals as your sole source of new business, you allow middlemen to […]

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