Obtaining a referral can be a challenge, it doesn’t have to be. Decorating your NYC shared office space the right way can make a world of difference.
Your NYC shared office space is a place of multi-purpose. Some see it as a place just to do work, burt it is also a place that helps you market yourself and your firm. What results in this is referrals.
How you decorate your office space has a direct impact on referrals because it is essentially a representation of you and your clients.
Your office should be something you enjoy sitting in when you work, not something you feel disdain towards because of the look. The pieces chosen, whatever they may be, should embody your personality as a professional.
For example, if you’re a reserved and calm spirit, choose something that reflects that. Perhaps a minimalist decorating approach with clean lines and simplistic decorative touches? Your personality is best to show as long as it is done in a chic, understated manner.
Of course, the décor is not as important as the story behind the object or the conversations it will surely inspire. Here at Law Firm Suites, we have found that personal level social interaction is more likely to lead to prolonged referral relationships.
The Marathon Medal
As said before, your personality should be reflected in your decorum. Your identity needs to seen in the decorations you choose for your NYC shared office space. When a young man wears a chic burgundy sport coat with a white shirt, black dress pants, and fashion forward boots, it makes a statement in a simplistic way.
Think of your decorating accessories as a chic burgundy sport coat. The accessories need to say something, but also have an element of simplicity to it that is attractive, yet subtle. Your office should be like a well thought out outfit and nothing should overpower it.
Even something of sentimental value can help to inadvertently start a conversation between other attorneys and begin the basis of a lasting professional relationship.
One example of an item of sentimental value is the ever-interesting marathon medal. This item helps strike up a conversation that can be directed at your outgoing nature which is directly linked to your personality.
Another professional may have like-minded interests and remember those medals. You may find that you are on the receiving end of a referral just because that attorney thought of you as memorable.
One doesn’t even have to have a similarity with you to discuss your “medals” and appreciate them. All you need is a mild interest from someone to be able to build the conversation. For example, someone might have never been to Paris and you have a figurine of the Eiffel Tower that commemorates your wedding in Paris the summer before.
This type of the lawyer with interesting articles of decor is willing to go above and beyond to build relationships and be dedicated to cultivating their career.
Find your own “marathon medals” and display them proudly.