We’ve selected the top articles that can help you learn how to become a more confident solo lawyer. Take a look and see what interests you!
To be a successful solo lawyer you have to have confidence. Plain and simple.
Take a look at some resources we chose that will help you become a more confident legal professional so you can effectively grow your practice.
1) The 5 Secrets of Speaking with Confidence
Do you know the five S’s of confident delivery? Christine Clapp explains how you can use stance, sound, smile, silence, and sight to speak with confidence, whether you’re in the courtroom, conference room, or coffee room.
2) Teaching lawyers not to be shy
It’s possible for shyness to interfere with an attorney’s ability to win new business because they fail to speak with confidence at networking events or client meetings. Alan Donegan shares his personal story of how he overcame being shy and shares his tips for learning how to find confidence in an overwhelming situation that requires public speaking.
3) 5 Simple Steps to Be a Super-Confident Leader
Confidence is a skill attorneys need to have in order to grow a successful law practice because it will help them meet referral sources and close new clients. This articles provides simple habits lawyers can adopt that will help them build their confidence over time.
4) I Felt like a Wallflower at Lawyer Networking Events Until I Started Doing This
Networking events can be a real challenge for those who lack confidence and don’t know how to talk to people. Corporate attorney Stephen Furnari admits he envies people who can work a room and shares his story of how he used easy-to-follow body language tips to become more successful at meeting new people during networking events.
5) 5 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence
Self-confidence is a skill that be learned and practiced, even if you have to fake it at first. This articles provides five steps you can take every day to build your confidence and allow it to grow within you until it becomes a reality.
6) Yes, You Can Appear More Confident When Meeting a Client
Client meetings are your opportunity to prove you’re the best lawyer for the job. If you believe in yourself and your legal skills, then potential clients will be more likely to hire you. This article offers actionable advice for appearing confident when meeting with potential clients and can help you avoid ruining your chances of winning new business because of self-doubt.
7) Get Experience Through Pro Bono Service
Many attorneys struggle with self-doubt because they lack the experience and credibility necessary to effectively sell themselves to potential clients. This ABA article explains how performing pro bono work can help you learn the skills you need to become a more confident legal professional.