Are things really that different in the UK? Are lawyers in the UK and abroad using social media to make connections and bring in business? Or are UK lawyers too serious for Twitter?
This coming Friday, January 22nd at 10:30 AM EST (3:30 GMT)we will host our first international conference call sponsored by Martindale Hubble Connected. Joining us will be Community Manager Rory Webber or @MrRx as he is known on Twitter.
Two of the most prolific tweeters in the UK, Brian Inkster (@BrianInkster on Twitter) and Chris Sherliker (@London_Law_Firm on Twitter) will be joining us to set the record straight. Brian is a Solicitor from Scotland, Chris is a Partner with his firm in London. Together they are bringing thought leadership in social media to the UK market. Join us for a 45 minute conference call and conversation to learn how to get started on social media, and how to connect to international lawyers abroad. (Conference call MP3 posted above)
Click Here to sign up for the call. Generally calls are held at 10:00 AM EST, but to accommodate the UK guests we are moving the call to 10:30 AM EST (3:30 GMT) for this week.
If you have questions for our guests, feel free to leave them as comments here, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can ask them in person on the call. Look forward to having you join us!
For the mp3 you can go to https://adriandayton.wpengine.com/audio/ukad.mp3 or simply listen to it below. There is a bit of an echo on my end, but our guests come through loud and clear- so as they say in the UK, “have a listen.”
I trust you will be asking that Inkster fellow what became of my iPod. I’m getting sick and tired of waiting by the mailbox for it to arrive.
Didn’t Brian tell you? I received the ipod WEEKS ago. Loving it.
Now this is a call I’m looking forward to! If you’re a UK lawyer and wondering how twitter can possibly be relevant to you, you should listen.
I’d love to hear both Brian and Chris comment on how twitter works to build profile, whatever your area of law and whether that’s locally or internationally. It’s not a case of “get on twitter and clients will ring you”. It’s a case of building networks and capturing opportunities, which then lead to profile building and referrals….do Uk lawyers get this I wonder?
Also, as a time management obsessive, I’d love to hear how Brian and Chris manage to fit their social networking into their busy schedules. I’m betting they could share some good advice….
Thanks for the plug on your blog and on Twitter. I will certainly ask them about time management issue. Thanks for the great questions.
I am looking forwards to this. We work with a lot of law firms here in the UK. When I used the example of Chris Sherliker at a seminar we ran professional service attendees were interested in knowing for lawyers who are on twitter and tweet often:
– How it benefits you in terms of real ROI for the company, for instance what connections and real business have you built as a result?
Many of the other concerns I have heard are:
– Building engagement within the firm to get started using it
– Concerns about time management
Looking forwards to the call!
Claire (@coachclaire and @intendance)
I too am interested in the same issues that Claire raised. While my firm, Valorem Law Group, has has few problems with buy-in, we are acutely concerned with ROI and with which forms of social media provide the best ROI. Great topic and I look forward to the call.
Thanks Henry, we will be definitely be answering those questions.
I’m not sure if you remember, but I think we met in Chicago at the Super Conference last year. Anyway, look forward to having you on the call and tell Mr. Lamb that I said hello.
Law firms are conservative in general. But our company and has helped a lot of law firms become active on social media and the results are astonishing. Law firms have realized that law is just part of the practice. You need to be good at business nowadays in order to make it. What better way to improve than using social media.